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Bottle Garden Edging

We wanted a unique edging for a few of our garden beds in our backyard.....so, we used old, colored bottles. A bonus: when the little indentions in the top fill with water, they attract butterflies!
We collected bottles from friends, restaurants, etc. and used a bulb planter to make holes to stick the 'neck' of the bottle into. We have another bottle border in another area of our yard that we actually dug a small trench and planted the bottles much deeper. Both ways work very well.
The bottles are beautiful when the sun shines through the colors at different times of the day.

Check out the how-to here:
Time: 1 Hours Difficulty: Easy

Ask the creator about this project

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 26, 2013

    What a fabulous idea!

  • Daune | Cottage in the Oaks
    Daune | Cottage in the Oaks Greenville, NC
    on Feb 26, 2013

    Thanks, Miriam! It's a fun, quick project that makes a big difference. =)

  • Theresa Green
    Theresa Green Climax, GA
    on Feb 26, 2013

    great idea if you don't have to use the weeder around it

  • Randy T
    Randy T Taos, NM
    on Feb 26, 2013

    I've heard that if you turn some of the bottles over, the wind or breeze blows over them creating a vibration that keeps moles and gophers out of your yard.

  • Andrea K. Frankel
    Andrea K. Frankel Nevada City, CA
    on Feb 26, 2013

    But if the indentations collect water, they could breed mosquitos.

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