Bottle trees take root as lawn ornaments

Man-made "bottle trees" are becoming lawn staples like gnomes and birdbaths, Gwendolyn Bounds writes. But the garden accessory has failed to captivate many landscape architects. "They have their place in Southern culture, but usually they risk looking totally tacky and like someone's leftover party binge," said Susan Cohan, a residential landscape designer in Chatham, N.J.

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