Tag: haints

Bottle Tree – A Southern Tradition

“A bottle tree?” Visitors ask when they spot the rebar creation in my flowerbed. I explain people have been creating these “trees” in Southern states for hundreds of years. Appalachian folklore says empty glass bottles placed outside near …


Discouraging carpenter bees and evil spirits

We noticed lots of bees when we bought our house in the spring last year. Having never seen them before, the large black bodies hovering near our faces was scary. Beekeeper Brian assured us male carpenter bees were …