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:
See more of my garden:
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 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.
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.
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.
Rose Mossy Saxifrage, saxifraga x arendsii rose selection
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  • JayEl 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

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  • Eileen 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 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 Ann on Mar 02, 2016
    I've been wanting large urns for the front. Waaaaay to expensive. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks for the share