3 BEAUTIFUL BIRDBATH PLANTERS


I love birdbath planters and have a couple in my garden. A birdbath planter brings small scales plants closer where you can really appreciate the subtle beauty of some of the plants.
I have three examples of birdbath planters in this post. One from my own garden, one from a private garden in Mississauga, Ontario and also one from a private garden in Toronto, Ontario.
See more of the garden that has the first golden ceramic birdbath planter:
http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2013/02/a-school-teachers-pretty-front-garden.html
See more of my garden:
http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-garden-in-early-may.html
This is at the front of a really nice private garden. There is a mix of hosta and Creeping Jenny. See more: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2013/02/a-school-teachers-pretty-front-garden.html
This is at the front of a really nice private garden. There is a mix of hosta and Creeping Jenny. See more: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2013/02/a-school-teachers-pretty-front-garden.html
This has nothing to do with a birdbath planter, but I can't resist showing it because it is a pretty area of the garden in Toronto that has the birdbath planter.
This has nothing to do with a birdbath planter, but I can't resist showing it because it is a pretty area of the garden in Toronto that has the birdbath planter.
This birdbath is in a shaded area.
This birdbath is in a shaded area.
I love the way these dark pebbles set of the fresh green of the ferns. You can find something similar at the dollar store.
I love the way these dark pebbles set of the fresh green of the ferns. You can find something similar at the dollar store.
This is Creeping Jenny which can be an aggressive spreader, but in a planter like this it can only go so far!
This is Creeping Jenny which can be an aggressive spreader, but in a planter like this it can only go so far!
Small ferns, and there are many you can choose from, are a great option for shade.
Small ferns, and there are many you can choose from, are a great option for shade.
My birdbath planter in my own garden. See more here: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-garden-in-early-may.html
My birdbath planter in my own garden. See more here: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-garden-in-early-may.html
The little bird is cast iron. The mushrooms I have seen at the dollar store.
The little bird is cast iron. The mushrooms I have seen at the dollar store.
Rose Mossy Saxifrage, saxifraga x arendsii rose selection
Rose Mossy Saxifrage, saxifraga x arendsii rose selection

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1 question
  • JayEl
    on May 14, 2017

    How does one accommodate drainage for succulents planted in a cement birdbath? Will it not fill up with water when it rain? Thanks
    • Three Dogs in a Garden
      on May 15, 2017

      I have three of these birdbath planters now and they even over winter pretty well ( with the saucer removed and placed on the ground so it gets the insulation of snow cover). Take a look at the detailed instructions on my blog, if you can. The key is to make sure the soil is quite gravelly. This provides enough drainage. The soil is mounded and succulents have fairly shallow roots. Again the blog explains it with pictures, so it is worth a look, if you have a few minutes.
    • JayEl
      on May 15, 2017

      Thanks so much for getting back to me. I read your blog and found it to be of great assistance. I was pleased to find out that I didn't have to drill holes into the birdbath!
      JayEl

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  • Eileen
    on Jun 15, 2015

    I have a birdbath that I would love to try some of these ideas but I worry that it isn't deep enough. It is only about 2 in. deep.

    • Three Dogs in a Garden
      on Jun 16, 2015

      @Eileen You should be fine with the 2" birdbath, but you should check out my blog post with detailed instructions to make sure you have good drainage and enough soil for your plants.

  • Ann
    on Mar 2, 2016

    I've been wanting large urns for the front. Waaaaay to expensive. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for the share

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