It was just about a year ago that we looked at all of the different ways you could use wine bottles and corks to fancy up the garden. One of my favorite ideas for old wine bottles is edging a garden bed with them, but concerns about the bottles breaking always made me a bit gun-shy to try it out.
You can imagine my delight when I came across the beautiful photo above on Flickr the other day! Not only has Scrappy Annie rocked the wino garden, it sounds like it's held up quite well over time. She says the bottles have been in place for 10 years, and they're still going strong!
Not only have these wine bottles stood the test of time, they're meshing well with their surroundings. Little ferns have sprung up inside of the bottles, and, "They also collect water in the dimples and the birds love to drink from them."
So delightful! It took 70 bottles to edge her little urban garden. That might sound like a lot, but once you get friends collecting it can add up quite quickly. If you want to amass bottles even faster, you could try hitting up a local bar to see if they'll let you take their empties.
Have you guys used wine bottles or corks in your garden? I'd love to hear your ideas!
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Scrappy Annie