Asked on Apr 14, 2017

Any suggestions for turning a birdbath into a planter?

Rosalie RogersElizabeth DionTina


9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 14, 2017

    Plant sedum in it,which basically is maitenence free
  • To Work With My Hands
    To Work With My Hands
    on May 3, 2017

    Make sure whatever you plant has shallow roots. Birdbaths are almost always quite shallow. Mint may be another good option, since it needs to be contained anyway to keep it from totally taking over. It would look gorgeous spilling over the edges.
  • Pam
    on May 5, 2017

    Hens and Chickens do well in a birdbath or any succulents.
  • Winnie
    on Jun 7, 2017

    Have you thought about decorative stone, etc in the birdbath & potted plant or plants & flowers on top. Something that cascades down over the birdbath like ivy or vinca vines would be nice.

  • Michele Pappagallo
    Michele Pappagallo
    on Jun 9, 2017

    Here you go...
  • Mae Garrels
    Mae Garrels
    on Jun 9, 2017

    My birdbath developed a crack three years ago, we tried repairing it with a products from the hardware store to no I bought succulent soil and some sand, put a layer of sand down first, then the succulent soil and planted a variety os succulents, here two years later it is truly beautiful! There are so many succulents to chose from , try to get ones that will not grow tall, try different shades of green, plus some that bloom, so many shapes, colors and varieties to chose from that you may be like me and get addicted to succulents. We had a eight year drought and were on limited water use, the succulents did great. All the nurseries around our area have many plants to choose from.
  • Tina
    on Jun 9, 2017

    I by a potted hanging basket cut off the plastic hangers and set it into the bird bath...something cascading looks better
  • Elizabeth Dion
    Elizabeth Dion
    on Jul 27, 2017

    I filled mine with soil and planted succulents in it
  • Rosalie Rogers
    Rosalie Rogers
    on Jul 27, 2017

    If the birdbath is deep enough go ahead. If it is very shallow like most birdbaths, you are taking a chance planting anything.
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