bottle tree


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bottle tree

1. any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk
2. another name for baobab
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The bottle tree theme not only is used in the gardens, but throughout the interior of the bungalow as well.
A Delta business, The Bottle Tree Man, offers metal trees, bottles, and even white lights
Outdoors, bottle trees vie with the colorful flowers for attention and add to the appeal and whimsy of the establishment.
I envision pumpkins and corn shocks during autumn, candles glowing atop the stones for stargazing nights, and tin stars and peanut butter-slathered pinecones hanging from the bottle tree at Christmastime.
Nature abounds--spiders spinning their gauzy webs, bluebirds perched in the bottle tree, butterflies floating among the flowers.
Once the bottle tree reaches maturity a dozen years from now, it will grow to at least 25 feet tall and provide a canopy about 15 feet in diameter, said Neal Fulton, owner of the nursery that sold the tree to the PTA.
2) Pupils plant a bottle tree in memory of Anna Thompson on Wednesday.
Bottle trees are suited to the Santa Clarita Valley's hot, dry summers, Fulton said.
The shacks retain a feeling of authenticity--featuring such charming details as bottle trees in the yards, rocking chairs and strung-up colored lights on the porches, and even old tire tubes on the roofs--but rest assured that modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and air conditioning are now provided.