Welcome...
I'm Jerry Swanson

 

 

 

 

NEWS!
 I was featured in a front-page Wall Street Journal article about Bottle Trees
by Gwendolyn Bounds.
Read the article HERE...

 

AND...

I was a guest on the NPR Station, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, on Friday, August 24, 2012.

The program was The Gestalt Gardener, with
Horticulturist Felder Rushing.
You may listen to the program HERE...
What Great Fun It Was!

 

 

Bottle Tree Creations by Jerry Swanson

                             

Something New for Your Garden
From Wisconsin!

 Bird Bath Bottle Tree
Cobalt Blue Bird Bath Bottle Tree...
The Bath is Crackled Glass
It Sparkles in the Sun!

 

Mini Plant Stand Bottle Tree
Mini Plant Stand Bottle Tree
Holds 12 bottles and holds that favorite plant of yours!
$39.99 without bottles.
$69.99 with 12 Cobalt Blue Bottles.
Stand about 2 ft. high.
New for 2015!

 

 

I believe my original steel interpretations of the Bottle Tree would make an interesting accent to your garden!

And even better...
The Bottle Tree comes with a charming story you can re-tell when someone asks "What are the bottles for?"

CLICK HERE to read my
Bottle Tree Story...

 

You may see some of my customer's Bottle Tree photos and comments HERE!

 

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Hot off the press...a new feature article in
The Green Laker!

On Sale
Plus Get
Free Shipping

on select designs!

 

Hanging Plant Tree
$39 and $45
Save $10.00 + Get
FREE SHIPPING

 

CatTail Bottle Tree
$149

(Save $20.00 + Get
FREE SHIPPING)

 

See ALL of my
designs here...


 Great news...FedEx has reduced my S&H fees.
You and I pay less!


I have several new tree designs for 2015
So...have you seen the Texas State Flower---the Bluebell?
And look for my NEW Bottle Bugs.  You will find
Butterflies, Praying Mantis, Bumble Bees, Wisconsin Mosquitoes,
Dragonflies, and Butterflies. 

 

Freesia Bottle Tree
Freesia Bottle Tree
Inspired by the flower.

 

 

Fairy Garden Bottle Tree
Fairy Garden Bottle Tree
My first Fairy Garden.  The little bottle tree is made from copper wire and the bottles are
1.5-inch doll house blue bottles.

Corn Shock Bottle Tree
NEW for 2015!
Corn Shock Bottle Tree
Available in 5 ft., 6 ft., and
7 ft. versions!


Christmas BottleBall Bottle Trees
Did you notice the Giraffe?

Blue Cornflower Bottle Tree
New design--Blue CornFlower Bottle Tree--$139.99.

WindBlown Bottle Tree
 6 ft. WindBlown Bottle Tree
in Black Mountain, NC

Since my first designs in 2001, I have interpreted the Bottle Tree Tradition with several styles of my Bottle Trees!  All original, unique, and inspired by my gardens!  My trees have been featured in the Wall Street Journal (front page), The Star Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers across the USA, Canada, Philippians, Caribbean, and Great Britain.

I have my trees planted in all 50 states, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, the Philippines, and Great Britain!

I design and create my Bottle Trees here in Princeton, Wisconsin.
Enjoy your visit...I'm happy you stopped in! 

 


Floor-standing Little CatTail Bottle Tree

 

 

I am pleased to announce my feature in a new book...
"Bottle Trees...and the Whimsical Art of Garden Glass"
by Felder Rushing



"One of the most prolific bottle tree makers lives in the upper
Midwest...Jerry Swanson."

WindBlown Bottle Trees
I now offer my most popular Bottle Tree in three sizes...
4 ft. WindBlown--Stands 6 ft. high with 9 bottles...$179.00
5 ft. WindBlown--Stands 5 ft. high with 12 bottles...$189.00
6 ft. WindBlown--Stands 4 ft. high with 16 bottles...$209.00

 

Wisconsin Mosquito Bottle Bug
New for 2015!  Wisconsin Mosquito Bottle Bug...$119.00 
Stands about 3 feet off the ground and is about 2.5 feet long.
Solid Steel and made to last longer than you or me!
(Be careful Alice!)


Made in Wiscosnin


Small 8 oz. Cobalt Blue Boston Bottles
Bird Bath Bottle Tree



Hanging Chandelier Bottle Tree
A Hanging Chandelier Bottle Tree design which will look pretty
with a swag-like lamp in the middle of the bottles!

This one went to Tennessee.

A Cold BottleBall Bottle Tree
A Cold BottleBall Bottle Tree


Small Hanging Plant Bottle Tree, with Petals

Bluebells Bottle Tree
New Design--Bluebells Bottle Tree


A new design of my Gazing Ball Bottle Tree.
It will accommodate a gazing ball up to 12 inches in diameter.
The ball in the photo is a 10-inch Stainless Steel Blue Gazing Ball.
With bottles and ball = $239.00

Floor Standing CatTail Bottle Tree
Floor Standing CatTail Bottle Tree

Mini Bottle Tree w/12 Bottles
Mini Bottle Tree
$69.00 with 12 Cobalt Blue Bottles.
Stands about 20 inches high and stands well on any flat surface.
New for 2015!
Small Cedar Bottle Tree
New design--Small Cedar Bottle Tree


Wall Rack Bottle Tree
The purple Clematis and red Mandevilla Flowers
are pretty with the cobalt blue bottles!


The large gazing ball is 14 inches in diameter.

Wall Hanging Bottle Tree
Wall Hanging Bottle Tree


Hanging Plant Bottle Tree
For those hanging baskets which look
better when seen from above!

SPECIAL PRICES!
(Without bottles)

Small (holds 6 bottles)
$39.00
Large (holds 12 bottles)
$45.00


And More News...

Read about my Bottle Trees in The Minneapolis Star Tribune,
by Kim Palmer
"Add a touch of glass in outdoor decor"
Read the Article HERE...
 

The article was also part of the MCT Newswire, and was printed
in media and newspapers across the US and Canada...
Including the Wisconsin State Journal!

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN. Dec. 7, 2011.
Wayne's Home Decor Blog, Dec. 8.
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, KS. Dec. 9.
The State, Columbia, SC. Dec. 9.
Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL, Dec. 9.
Center Daily Times, State College, PA, Dec. 9.
The Telegraph, Macon, GA, Dec. 9.
The Herald
, Rock Hill, SC, Dec. 9.
Topix, Dec. 9
The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, Dec. 9.
The Paducah Sun,
Paducah, KY, Dec. 10.
Repeating Islands, Caribbean Blog,
Dec. 10.
The Southwest Times Record,
Fort Smith, AR, Dec. 11
The Hawk Eye
, Burlington, IA, Dec. 11.
The Arizona Star, Tucson, AZ, Dec. 11, 2011
Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 14.
The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA. Dec. 14.
The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA, Dec. 14.
The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Dec. 18.
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Dec. 19.
The Journal News, White Plains, NY, Dec. 19.

 


Small Cedar Bottle Tree


Hanging Bottle Tree
ON SALE and FREE SHIPPING
(w/o bottles)
HERE...


BottleBall Bottle Tree
BottleBall Bottle Tree
I really like this one!


Large Hanging Chandelier Bottle Tree
The white mini lights accent the Cobalt Blue Bottles nicely!
I also made one a little smaller.

 


Fall in Holland, MI

 


4x4 Wall Rack Bottle Tree!
It's on the outside wall of
my outdoor shower!


The Obelisk Bottle Tree
Stands about seven feet high and
has 45 bottles.

Visit my gardens to see my many one-of-a-kind creations!



Blowing Bush Bottle Tree


Daisy Bottle Tree


Giant Lily Bottle Tree

 

Press Release | October 2011
Author Cindy Ann Coldiron features artist
"Jerry Swanson in an exploration of the use
of recycled glass as a medium for sculpture
and creative design.  Several of the artist's
tree designs are in the book".
Read the story HERE...

 

Small TeePee Bottle Tree
Small TeePee Bottle Tree
Also looks great on a picnic tabletop!


Peacock Bottle Tree

 

The Bottle Tree comes with a charming story you can re-tell when someone asks
"What are the bottles for?"
CLICK HERE to read my Bottle Tree Story...

 

 

Mini Bottle Tree w/9 Bottles
Mini Bottle Tree
$49.99 with 9 Cobalt Blue Bottles.
Stands about 18 inches high and stands well on any flat surface.
New for 2015!

Dragonfly Bottle Bug
New for 2015!  Dragonfly Bottle Bug...$129.00
Stands about 3 feet off the ground and is about 2.5 feet long.
Solid Steel and made to last longer than you or me!
The shippable size is not on a stake...It sets on the ground.

 

Gazing Ball Bottle Tree on Lake Michigan
Gazing Ball Bottle Tree on Lake Michigan
"Your bottle creations brightens up the landscape.  Gorgeous!"  Racine, WI

 

5 ft. Corn Shock Bottle Tree with 9 bottles
5 ft. Corn Shock bottle Tree with 9 bottles
NEW for 2015!

Butterfly Bottle Bug
New design--Butterfly Bottle Bug--$129.00

Wall Hanging Bottle Tree, Style B
Wall Hanging Bottle Tree


BottleBall Bottle Tree
The snow is pretty on the bottles
It is safe to leave your Bottle Tree in
your garden 365 days a year!


BottleBrush Bottle Tree

Gazing Ball Bottle Tree
Gazing Ball Bottle Tree
The ball is crackled glass...
Also available in Green

Bottle Tree Creations Copper Signature
Each bottle tree is "signed"
with my copper tag.

 

 

 Off the press...and some more GREAT NEWS!

On July 19th, 2013, I was featured in an article in the Akron Beacon Journal.  Mary Beth Breckenridge, the Home and Garden writer, had some very nice things to say about my designs.  You may read the article here...
The Akron Beacon Journal

The article was carried by the McClatchy News Service and was
subsequently picked up by several of their subscribers. 
The article has appeared in these publications...

My Communities.Ohio.com, July 21, 2013
Jackson.Ohio.com, Jackson Township, Oh, July 21, 2013
Thalo, Artist Community, Melville, NY, July 29. 2013
Herald and News, Klamath Falls, OR, July 30, 2013
Miami Herald, Miami, FL, July 30, 2013
NewsUK, Great Britain, July 30,2013
The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Sunday, August 4, 2013
The Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, ID, Sunday, August 4, 2013
The Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, August 9, 2013
The Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX, August 9, 2013
The San Antonio Express, San Antonio, TX, August 9, 2013
The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA, August 9, 2013
The Star, Malaysia, August 10, 2013
The Herald, Monterey, CA, August 10, 2013

News Observer, Raleigh, NC, August 30, 2013

 

 
The ball in the photo is a 10-inch Blue, Glow-in-the-dark,
and Hand-Blown Glass Gazing Ball. 
With bottles and ball = $259.00.
It is also available with a Solar Powered UV light (additional $30.00)
which activates the glow-in-the-dark crystals all night long. 
Very pretty glow!


The Cobalt Blue is so pretty in the Sun!

Small Cedar Bottle Tree
Small Cedar Bottle Tree
It is wrapped with mini LED lights
Very pretty at night!


WindBlown Bottle Tree, attached to a deck post...NICE!



Gazing Ball Bottle Tree
The Gazing ball is 14" in diameter.

Floor-Standing WindBlown Bottle Tree

A Floor-standing WindBlown Bottle Tree I designed for a customer.
It has a custom base which is sturdy and allows it to be shipped.
Ventura CA.

You may see other customer's photos
and comments HERE!


The Crooked Bottle Tree

Icy WindBlown Bottle Tree
Icy WindBlown Bottle Tree

Corn Shock Bottle Tree
Corn Shock Bottle Tree
(and Alice)
NEW for 2015!
(the tree...not Alice)
Stands 7 ft. above ground
and holds 16 Cobalt Blue Glass Bottles.
Guaranteed to never fall over...but then...
I guarantee ALL of my designs to NEVER fall over!

 

Gazing Ball Bottle Tree on Lake Michigan
Gazing Ball Bottle Tree Sunrise on Lake Michigan


Small Fountain Bottle Tree


BottleBrush Bottle Tree
It was nice the Wisconsin Spring weather let my
Azalea bloom this year!


My Wisconsin Badgers Bottle Tree

Several Trees
ON SALE:

Hanging Plant Tree
Hanging Bottle Tree
CatTail Tree

 


CatTail Bottle Tree
Special Price HERE!



I made a fountain-like bottle tree for my pond...
I am compiling a time-lapse series of photos of the
pond coming to life...the current animation is below...

 


Hanging Bird Bath with a
Small Hanging Plant Bottle Tree
The glass bowl is cobalt blue crackled glass...
it sparkles in the Sun!



Hanging Plant Bottle Tree

Small Cedar Bottle Tree
Small Cedar Bottle Tree
These tree branches sway gently in the breeze!

 


The Lotus Bottle Tree
One of my first designs!


CatTail Bottle Tree
with HUGE 1.5 L Cobalt Blue Bottles
These are very rare and expensive bottles...
but they do look nice on this CatTail Bottle Tree!


Hanging Chandelier Bottle Tree
The flickering candles reflected on
the bottles are very cool!


"Beware of Naked Gardener"
One more reason you might want to call before
you wish to stop in for a visit...Smiles.


Large Hanging Plant Bottle Tree with Sepals--NEW

Bottle Trees in my pond.
Happy Fish!

Cobalt Blue Bird Bath Bottle Tree
12-bottle Cobalt Blue Bird Bath
in cement in a metal tub.


Turkey Bottle Tree
$169.00


Peacock Bottle Tree!
$239.00


It's hard to miss my place when you drive by!  Smiles.



The pond shapes-up nicely!
Wait for it...

 


My bosses...Bailey and Alice
Bailey is 10 years old and weighs 14.5 pounds (Big-Boned...smiles).
Alice is 7 years old and is a tiny 4.5 pounds (Alice was the cute runt of the litter).
Guess who's the Bossy one!
They are saying..."Yes Dad...Anything you say".

 

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www.compassist.com/jerry/scopeandstuff.htm

 My Genealogy Page
http://www.compassist.com/jerry/dockstader-wegert-family/index.html

 

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