Our yards: Bottle trees

Are you familiar with bottle trees?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxHpxReNmDs Video with a little history on bottle trees

Some of us have them in our yards.  Blue is the suggested colour to use for the glass bottles.  Makes sense in terms of what it signifies in African spirituality.  Think: Auset/ Yemanja. Clear bottles with blue water inside. In the U.S. it appears that many folks use bottles that are actually blue. They keep negative vibes/unsettled spirits away.  I’ve rarely seen a bottle tree where I live. I’m more inclined to see coloured bottles around the perimeter of folks’ yards. It’s all part of the same bottle tree tradition. Ancient wisdom. Some folks use a variety of colours (for all the orishas). Here’s a little history & more:
http://www.squidoo.com/bottletrees
http://www.appalachianhistory.net/2010/10/bottle-tree.html
http://www.islandpacket.com/2009/12/11/1066748/blue-bottle-trees-a-throwback.html

P.S.-  I know of a woman who recently purchased a glass bottle wind
chime for her home. She said the effect has been AMAZING. It has helped bring peace to her home and family. Check out http://www.thebottlebenders.com.

Children’s book   http://www.amazon.com/Glass-Bottle-Tree-Evelyn-Coleman/dp/0531094677

One for adults  http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Trees-Whimsical-Garden/dp/0983272697/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1

bottletree      bottletree2

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2 thoughts on “Our yards: Bottle trees

  1. I purchased a glass bottle wind chime last month (green). My home energy has changed, very peaceful. It also opened my creative spirit to decorate the home, add art work/new furniture. I’m going to look for blue ones.

    One more thing I did last month to combat my fly problem in my house is to hang 4-5 pennies in a Ziploc bag 3/4 filled with water at each entrance. Not a fly problem since. The bag filled water has a beautiful glow, keeps negative energy out also.

    Thanks for the book list.

  2. Thanks so much for this info! I’ve always wondered about the significance of the coloured bottles outlining the perimeters of houses.

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