Tom is a handsome, medium-sized red bottle featuring the impression of pokeweed leaves and glossy dark berries.  Pokeweed is all over the place in Virginia; it grows tall and strong and where you don’t want it and where you don’t care.  Its berries are poisonous; its roots are very poisonous; and sometimes you can eat “poke salad” in the springtime if you boil the new leaves twice before eating them.  But it is a pretty plant, and I like the idea of making apothecary bottles with it.  Tom is 8.75″ tall by 4.5″ diameter.