Stephanie shares memories of walks with her grandmother, Rose Behnke, in Burtonsville, Maryland as a little girl.
While driving around I have been noticing more and more bottle trees appearing. At Behnke’s we used to sell them. You would have had to drink your wine to get the colored bottles. Bottle Tree is a company located in the small town of Sunflower in the heart of the Old South, the Mississippi Delta. When I first started researching companies to share with you, I was looking for quality items made in the USA. Of course not everything we sell or suggest is made in the USA; however, Bottle Tree products are and it shows in the craftmanship of their bottle trees. Now you just need to decide if you want to give one as a gift to the gardener in your life or just keep it for your garden’s perfect place.
~ Stephanie Fleming, Beyond Behnke’s
Everyone Wants Their Yard or Garden to be Unique!
My father and I own a steel fabricating business, and about twelve years ago, my wife asked me to build her a bottle tree. Like many husbands, I said okay, but I couldn’t seem to get around to it. I finally decided one day to fulfill my obligation.
I began to design it in my mind while driving down the road. But, I started thinking, “What if someone wanted a bottle tree and they didn’t have a welding shop?” “How could I make bottle trees and colored bottles available to anyone that wanted them?”
With a little thought and some work with the welding machine I came up with some bottle tree designs that could be easily shipped and still allow the gardener to put their own flare to them. And here we are! We are a family-owned business, and all of our bottle trees are built in our own shop right here in the small town of Sunflower in the heart of the Old South, the Mississippi Delta.
It is our hope that you will find the bottle tree and colored bottles you are looking for to bring a taste of the South to your yard or garden.
Bill Lipsey, Owner of Bottle Tree