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By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: July 25, 2013
Nancy Shaw's bottle garden
Nancy Shaw displays bottles on stakes in her Brimfield garden.

After Brimfield resident Nancy Shaw read my recent story on bottle trees, she sent along a photo of what she calls her "bottle garden."

Shaw created her garden art to use up the pretty wine bottles she'd amassed and add a little interest to a tall, shady area under her deck. She just slips the bottles over the ends of green, plastic-coated garden stakes or rebar cut to random lengths, using a dab of clear silicone on top of the stakes to hold the bottles straight. Other bottles are just stuck upside-down in the ground -- "sprouts," she calls them.

"I started with 6 or 8 and it's grown to 30+ (love that wine!)," she wrote.

Love that garden, Nancy.

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