Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Things Are Popping Up!

We've had so much rain lately, that things are popping up all over the garden.

My garden now has sprouted blue bottles...

...green bottles...

...pale green bottles, and...

...yellow green bottles.

Isn't that the strangest thing? Y'all know I'm just kidding. 
This is my version of a Southern bottle tree.

Not only do the bottles brighten up the garden but, on the lower stakes, they keep me from poking my eye out when I bend over to weed. ;)

Other  things that have been popping up are volunteers from last year.

Vinca plants have seeded themselves among the banana peppers...

...and among the Sedum and Liriope by the walkway...

...and one lone Cleome plant. The funny thing is, that we haven't had any Cleome in three years.

This morning, I stopped by GW to look for more blue bottles, but found a watering can...not that I need one for watering right now; but, can ya ever have too many watering cans?

So, I'm still searching for blue bottles for the garden, and another project. Maybe I'll head to the "package store" to look for some. :P

What are y'all doing today? Wanna help me look for blue wine bottles?


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Ann said...

The bottles are a simple and inexpensive way to add interest and color to your garden. Love the idea.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Lovely ideas of the bottles for your garden. I planted geraniums in my watering can and getting ready to do a post on front porch soon too. Still waiting for cushions to be made.

Suzan said...

My cousin in Ill. is lining her sidewalk in the backyard with blue bottle stuck in the ground. She doesn't drink - but she has called all her friends and neighbors begging for blue bottles!!
How interesting in your garden!!

Ron said...

Your yard is gorgeous. I LOVE the bottles. I may have to steal this idea. Hope you are doing well:) xo

Kelly said...

What a great idea! I love how that looks. I'm envious of your huge garden. Ours is small compared to yours and is no longer thriving due to getting too much rain and bad drainage (I guess). Your garden looks like it's doing great!

Pat said...

Great use of the bottles. . .eye protection!!!
Your zinnias are looking beautiful, dear friend!!! The resident bunny, "Pee Wee" nibbled ours!!! No zinnias this year!
The Gardens are still lush and green here on the Prairie, but with the arrival of triple digits this week, that may be a thing of the past before long! I have so enjoyed having "green" lawns and gardens, once again!!!
Doubt I'll find any Southern Trees here, but one can always be on the "look~out"!

Marlee said...

Wish some bottles would pop up in my garden. They look fabulous. You can never have too many watering cans or bottles.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Your flowers look so pretty, Babs. I like the bottles!

Debbie said...

Every time I see a bottle tree, I'm so drawn to the colors. I just don't want a whole tree. I love your adaptation much better. Good luck finding more bottles!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Babs...I remember when I first came upon a bottle tree years ago and thought how great it looks in the garden....Love yours!!

Myra said...

I love the bottles. What a great idea. I have always wanted a bottle tree but my husband really dislikes them. This gives me a good alternative. I love colored glass in the garden.

Nell at njschout said...

Garden bottles, what a great idea. Visiting from Share Your Cup

betty-NZ said...

Wow ! So many sprouts of different kinds Lovely photos.

Lady of the Manor said...

I love the bottles and your garden looks amazing!!

Mary said...

Love your version of a bottle tree Babs! Our volunteers as a rule are usually weeds not flowers, lucky you :) We had Cleome once and it reseeded for years. If you're like us you won't need a watering can for watering any time soon but I wouldn't be able to resist buying one at GW!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I think the birds may have deposited a Cleome seed for your gardening pleasure. There is a type of water that is sold in a blue bottle if I am remembering correctly also there is always Skyy Vodka that comes in a pretty blue bottle. If you are not a vodka drinker you might have a friend who is or some one who might visit a pub and ask if they have an empty one.

Rick Watson said...

Very nice. We have a bottle tree in our back yard. I love the way light plays on the bottles.
Rick (Your latest follower).

bj said...

I love your bottles...looks sooo cool. :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Babs, the colored glass in the garden is so fun! I have a bottle tree and love it. Great idea to cover your plant stakes. I love things that just pop up unexpectedly. I have had Portulaca, Sun Flowers, and Petunias popping up the last couple of years. Love the added color! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Good luck finding more bottles.

Kathi said...

The bottles add a lot of color to your garden, and a great idea to keep you from poking yourself on those stakes. Love the deep blue ones!

Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop. I hope you'll visit and post again this Thursday.

Kathi at oak-hill-homestead.blogspot.com