How to grow a "Bottle Tree"?

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2006/05/31 13:27:55 (permalink)

How to grow a "Bottle Tree"?



Anyone had experience with one of these?
I have two, but they aren't lookin all that grand.
Course, I jess planted them, maybe it takes time, I aint all that long on patience.

I can provide photos if necessary, not sure of the true botanical name.

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    Copperhedzkettle
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 14:15:20 (permalink)

    What the heck, we can help folkes with ceiling probs, but not chime in on a plant thread?

    Do you need photos????? Ever heard of a Bottle tree? You or yer Granny? The blooms are huge but no matter bow much I water the trunk the flowers look dry!

    Any input what soever would be greatly appreciated.

    The Copper
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 15:06:00 (permalink)

    ok, Ok, OK I got the emails and now have a photo. You people are totally JADED! Suspicion will cause you to miss out on a lot.

    Here's the pic of my Bottle tree. Remember, no matter how much you water it.......... the blooms remain "Dry".
    I try to bring the flowers to life every day.















    and the link,
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bottletree.jpg

    Hell, this is a TOUGH room.
    Yer Copper
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 16:18:13 (permalink)
    I see the picture but I don't understand what's going on. It looks like a dead tree with bottles on the end of the branches.

    Is this a joke? And I just don't get it?
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 16:57:15 (permalink)
    Yep .... I'd say we've been hornswaggled
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 19:54:46 (permalink)
    This thread had me quite confused because, in fact, THIS is a Bottle Tree:



    Brachychiton populneus (see http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Brachychiton_populneus.html )

    And I have two of them providing excellent shade to my patio in Arizona.

    If you actually do want advice on growing one, let me know. The main thing is not to water too often because they are native to dry areas and are subject to Texas Root Rot.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 20:58:04 (permalink)
    And, then the self cleansing bottle brush tree!
    http://www.born-today.com/Vacations/flowers/bottlebrush-a.jpg
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 21:21:47 (permalink)
    I sorta try to have a bottle under my tree quite often.

    Actually I have never heard of a real bottle tree but then again, I live in Tennessee and not the dry southwest.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 23:34:43 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BT

    This thread had me quite confused because, in fact, THIS is a Bottle Tree:




    Looks like a larch to me.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/05/31 23:44:51 (permalink)
    Number one...The Larch...Number one...The Larch...Number one.........
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 00:01:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BuddyRoadhouse

    Number one...The Larch...Number one...The Larch...Number one.........


    I am glad to see someone jumped on that set up! Not often one gets to incorporate "the larch, THE larch" into a discussion!
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 03:02:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bob in Cary



    Looks like a larch to me.


    If there's a joke involved in this, it's completely over my head. The tree whose picture I posted is an Australian Bottle Tree, Brachychiton populneus. They are among the few good shade trees that grow well in Southwestern desert areas without much irrigation. The only problem with them is they have large brown seed pods (about 1.5 inches long) that drop in the winter and have to be swept up from patios and such, but compared to the mess other trees that grow well in the area like Palo Verde and Mesquite make, it's a minimal problem.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 03:40:43 (permalink)
    It's an oblique reference to a Monty Python sketch.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 09:49:01 (permalink)
    Not very oblique.

    Now if you'd said Lupines...
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 12:05:37 (permalink)
    I believe MsCoppers bottle tree is more prevalent in the yards of those of the crimson neck persuasion. Personally I prefer the type with multicolor blooms and if you can find the kind with dangling blooms they make music when the wind blows
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 14:58:07 (permalink)

    Pwingsx
    I see the picture but I don't understand what's going on. It looks like a dead tree with bottles on the end of the branches.
    Is this a joke? And I just don't get it?


    Oh my precious Pwingsy....the tree is not dead, this is a highform of Copperized bonsai. You get the prize for being the first to
    reply to this obtuse thread.
    My total allegience, Oh Great One.
    GrassH(C)opper

    scbuzz
    Yep .... I'd say we've been hornswaggled...

    ....and Bamboozled, titilated, tweaked.......but no harm intended. Good Call, scbuzz!

    BT
    This thread had me quite confused because, in fact, THIS is a Bottle Tree:

    My most precious, SERIOUS, "Take no Prisoners" "Bite this, if you don't agree kinda guy",

    Ya know........ My Pal known as BT. You are right of course in your research and personal experience, however I just couldn't resist "punking" you. Its not an offensive term please understand this (punking) term, its a show on cable and its only done to mess with those we like.


    Roossey90
    And, then the self cleansing bottle brush tree!

    Thats a gorgeous tree and breathtaking lovely photo. My self cleansing tree fruit tend to have the bottom sucked out of them by yers twooely., as I runna one-woman show round here.

    Sundancer7
    I sorta try to have a bottle under my tree quite often.

    And while partaking of that bottle, would the aforementioned tree be a Scotch hybrid, a canadian blended plant, or jess sippin under that good ole Kentucky shade?

    Bob, Buddy, Ashalt and Tony
    Give me a chance and there is room for everthing ( A tasteful wide-openess, iffen you will) After all, I could have brought up the deaded "Shrubbery"!!!!!!!!!!!! ( .

    dreamzpainter
    I believe MsCoppers bottle tree is more prevalent in the yards of those of the crimson neck persuasion.

    Bwa-hahahhahahahahahahahahahaha! Crimson Neck Persuasion! Whatta belly laugh I got from that. Cough, choke, hiccup!" />

    Nope DP, those of the crimson neck persuasion are the the trees I regularly try to grow along the road. Those are of a totally different species. They are my Aluminum Trees, which I affectionally call the "Buds". They are impossible to harvest the fruit because environmentalists and recyclers CONSTANTLY steal the blooms. Not sure what they do, make a "bud" pie, or crush the fruit and get a penny, somehow I can't imagine them stomping them bare-footed like grapes.. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, bears a bit of contemplation.

    Personally I prefer the type with multicolor blooms and if you can find the kind with dangling blooms they make music when the wind blows

    So you have found me out, DP.
    Heres' the plan, keeping in mind I have just planted my Bottle trees.

    Photos:
    I have posted the first bottle tree, here is the second.



    Link for those who cannot view on this site:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bottletree2.jpg

    Here are a few of the blooms I have decorated, they will all be so eventually.: Bloom 1.



    Link for others who cannt view,
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bloom1.jpg

    Bloom 2:



    For others:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bloom2.jpg


    Bloom 3:


    For others:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bloom3.jpg

    Bloom 4:


    For others:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bloom4.jpg

    I know it is hard to picture.....I chose strong branches that come out around a cut-off treetrunk. After I do my thing to them (weight and all), they will definiely droop and sway in the wind.

    Here's the idea I got going on. this is a bowling ball......no I can't put it on a tree, but the weight of the half marbles and grout will accomplish the same idea on the bottles, they will droop.

    half marble and grout bowling ball......


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/copperslay3/bloomlikethis.jpg

    By the time I am through with the mosaics of each (flower/bottle).....I will have tiny new shoots to put in little tinkling bottles. You are correct, the music is gorgeous

    Thanks DP, You Rock [:x]

    The Copper

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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 15:23:00 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Copperhedzkettle




    And I thought you had lost yer marbles.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 15:55:50 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bob in Cary

    quote:
    Originally posted by Copperhedzkettle




    And I thought you had lost yer marbles.




    aAAAAAAAiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
    Bwa-hahahhahahahahahahhaha.

    Ya know what my "little pretty" (taken from The Wiz of Oz}

    You cant loose something you never had to begin with. (marbles, sense,etc)
    Know whutta mean there, Vern?
    Ifen you got nuthin and You take them from others, and later you lose'em all, hell you had none to begin with. So No Loss!
    Square one aint a bad place to hang out....the ones I "feel" for, are those who had a lot/some/little and now have nothing....biggest whiners in life, IMHO.

    Ya gotta love this crazy game of life,
    Yers Truly,
    Cat-eyes Copper

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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 16:30:16 (permalink)
    Soooooooooooo .... those pictures from your link site ????

    Are those last three on page 4 of you ??
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 16:45:15 (permalink)
    I was going to say that sometimes you have to draw me a picture, but even that didn't help, apparently. Thanks for clearing it up.

    I like your 'blossoms'.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 16:59:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pwingsx

    I was going to say that sometimes you have to draw me a picture, but even that didn't help, apparently. Thanks for clearing it up.

    I like your 'blossoms'.




    Sometimes a picture aint a thousand words, heck, I'm not a photo genius.
    It was off the wall at the very least. Hope you enjoyed it, and I love my blossoms too. Will post the photo when I get the bottle trees done,
    Best to you and yours,
    Copper
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/01 19:22:15 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pwingsx

    I see the picture but I don't understand what's going on. It looks like a dead tree with bottles on the end of the branches.

    Is this a joke? And I just don't get it?

    My little sister..where ya been?
    (pssst.. I made a runza tonight)
    I didnt get it either!
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/02 08:12:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by scbuzz

    Soooooooooooo .... those pictures from your link site ????

    Are those last three on page 4 of you ??



    Yes, scbuzz those are of me when I was blonde, bout 4 years ago. I got lots of attention but no one took me seriously, and the vapors took more brain cells than a bottle of Rum. So I got it back to my true Copperhed color.
    .......just joshin around about the hacking thing, I am aware there was an open invitation to those albums. Jess want to see yer reaction.

    Twas a legitimate question (yours) under the circumstances. I get carried away quite often with funnin around and role playing. Sunny-D7 knows how to talk to one as nuts as myself. I am now chillin.

    Thank you for the compliments, I would hope that is what they were. I ain't got it in me to say I'm sorry, but I do apologize that my wicked sense of humor hurts others who are not familiar with my nature.

    Respectfully & no hard feelings,
    Copper
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/02 16:17:56 (permalink)
    Silly ole Runza Roossy. I'm always around.

    Don't stop, Copper. Just let us keep up with you.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/02 17:12:15 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pwingsx

    Silly ole Runza Roossy. I'm always around.

    Don't stop, Copper. Just let us keep up with you.




    Pwingsx, Iffen I get to the point you caint keep up with me, I will probably lying...........deep............ inna a dirt nap, and the groundhog be deliverin my mail

    All my Love,

    Copperoo
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/03 16:36:53 (permalink)
    I tell you, you set my literal imagination wild. You have the most amazing collection of southernisms, and I have a feeling you come by them honestly.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/04 13:54:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pwingsx

    I tell you, you set my literal imagination wild. You have the most amazing collection of southernisms, and I have a feeling you come by them honestly.




    I growed up in south GA. I love the dialect here, and consider it charming. I can talk really good when I needs to, but I love where I cum from. Why should I be ashamed? I got more'n a little pride.

    I dropped out of School in the tenth grade, heck-a-mighty I wuz bored as all get out. I went later to git a GED, I still hold the highest score in GA.

    #1 loser......get it??????????

    Bwa-hhhahahahahahahahhaha

    High school drop out and got the best score.
    Bwa-hahahahahahhahahhahahahahaha

    "They" wanted me to take a dang IQ test, so I obliged.
    Drank like a fish and took coupla pain pills before hand....
    Scored a doggone "138".

    Go figger, I aint out to impress no dang body.

    I do like you though, Pwingsx. You have the rare capacity to accept individuality and those who are unique......or heck .......eccentric?

    Thanks,
    Copper

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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/04 15:20:45 (permalink)
    the links only show the same pic...link the WHOLE site pleaseeeee..
    try lassoing those blooms with twine around the neck and dangle them, they'll clinkle and jingle purdily, a tableware tree will shimmer and jingle and old cd's hung from a fishing swivel will throw rainbows all over...... 2 swivels actually, drill a tiny hole at one side, tie a loop of string to it and a swivel then more line heang in a tree, at the "bottom" drill another hole, swivel and another cd or small sinker.
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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/05 10:32:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    the links only show the same pic...link the WHOLE site pleaseeeee..
    try lassoing those blooms with twine around the neck and dangle them, they'll clinkle and jingle purdily, a tableware tree will shimmer and jingle and old cd's hung from a fishing swivel will throw rainbows all over...... 2 swivels actually, drill a tiny hole at one side, tie a loop of string to it and a swivel then more line heang in a tree, at the "bottom" drill another hole, swivel and another cd or small sinker.




    DP!!!!!

    Twine? Yer a dadburn genious Dreamz....I been collecting pure silver/silver plated food scoopers for years in my dumpster diving experiences, although I usually melt the pure silver ones and make jewelry, the silver-plate has a beautiful sound too!!!!! . That coupled with my tinier bottles lassoed, and (R%#) CD's (don't wanna offend here), and other dumpster treasures I was just CONVINCED I could find a use for!!!!!!!!.......you got my mind a reelin!!!!!!!!!!

    I fixed my photo album so you can spin through it now, if you care to.
    I had to block it for a day or two to remove the offensive and/or nudie photos. Bwa-hahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha.
    kiddin! Kiddin! KIDDIN!

    I realize now I have to be careful cos kids come here, whut a dummy I can be about obvious things! Yeah, Sunny-D7, ya gotta hit me over the head with an anvil now and then.

    The Link to bottle tree and other photos can be viewed here, iffen ya have a mind to:
    http://www.photobucket.com/

    In the search box (upper right) type: copperslay3

    There are something like 80 photos stored there, but I aint had the time nor the inclination to organize them into categories....... iffen I did I would break links to other sites I have photos posted to.
    So it may take a while to find the ones you are looking for. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Thanks for the Tips on the Bottle tree.
    Gotta go to work now and create a masterpiece in between caring for Diablo (holding his own) and keeping my eyes peeled on the incubator! TWO BABY CHICKS IN THE LAST TWO DAYS!!!! Geez, dont take much to git me in a Tizzy, do it?

    Will post photos of my Dreamz-inspired bottle tree soon.


    Yer Copper




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    RE: How to grow a "Bottle Tree"? 2006/06/05 16:42:41 (permalink)
    glad to be of service here's another idea the kids love and neighbors shake their heads... RedNeck X-mas tree (ahkuwse ya leave'er up allyir) A discarded cast net(10 or 12 footer)enough pvc pipe to bury 2ft and raise the net high enuff to make a wide skirt, coat hanger stakes (anchor the skirt) decorate with... beercans, fishin lures, shoes,panties, cd's etc etc etc (twinkle lights optional)
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