After saying I'd like one of these bottle trees in our yard, and having a friend donate old wine bottles to me, I waited - at least 5 years. Then suddenly, he was anxious to do it for me! There's no understanding men...(or women I suppose).
Dick finally got it into his head to make me a bottle tree. The donated bottles have 'aged' for about 5 or more years! He wanted a natural trunk for this tree so the pyracantha was trimmed back & a 'natural' bottle tree is now mine.
Font: Blooming Grove
Thanks for looking!