I’ve been collecting bottles since last fall – wine, booze, any bottle that looks worthy. Friends and family have also contributed to the collection. I have to warn you that neighbors might talk. The party will look like it is at your house once you start collecting. I found myself explaining to the postman, Fedex, anyone who stopped by, that I was creating a bottle border and that we really don’t drink that much. I found a good ol’ paint scraper to be the best method of label removal although you could just leave the labels on if you prefer. There are wine label removal kits for saving labels if you really liked the wine.
I doubled the bottles up a bit because I thought a single row would not be bold enough for my garden. I just dug them in neck down. I like the combination of the green and gold glass. (I’m saving the blue ones for a special project out front.) I think I will tuck in some sleek solar lights to light them up in the evenings. The reflections might be quite beautiful. They do reflect on the snow in the sun.
I’m also thinking these bottles will warm up the soil faster? When it rains, the depressions in the bottles will make nice little bee baths. I’m going to watch and see if any insects drink from these tiny reservoirs.
Consider adding a bottle border in your garden. It’s a great way to recycle. Happy Earth Day!