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Thursday, April 30, 2009

More birdbath planters

Here's a few more photos of those bird bath bases I wrote about in my last post. For some reason, I don't have many photos of the three in my herb garden. Probably because I haven't found the right herb to grow in them.

I don't even know what was planted in the one you see in this photo, it's something I should try to remedy this year.

The other successful planting is the birdbath base in my front perennial border. This one has been filled with Sedum 'Matrona', sempervivum and one more Sedum. This year the only plant still surviving is the 'Matrona' but since this pot's been planted for five years, I'm not complaining. 'Matrona has filled the whole thing!


When I first brought these home I had to cut pieces of tomato stakes to sink in the ground first. I hammered them in well, at least a foot deep and then slid the birdbath base over the stake.

Once it was set I could fill the container and then plant away.

Here's one more close up look at this container. I think tomorrow I have to pull out that 'Matrona' and recreate this planting!

Melanie

10 comments:

Cinj said...

Those are wonderful Melanie! I love creative reuses of old items. I have a few ideas flying around in my head of some items I want to repurpose into my garden. I'll just have to find the time to get to work on them, huh?

Robin's Nesting Place said...

What a great idea to use the birdbath base for a planter! It adds a nice dimension to the garden!

keewee said...

They sure do add a lovely feature to your garden. What a lucky find, I am envious.

Tatyana said...

Hi Melanie! It's just great! I love it!

our friend Ben said...

More beauties, Melanie! And staking them is a wonderful idea.

Gail said...

Melanie...The sedum filled planter is delightful...I am going to try this mix, too! gail

CiNdEe said...

Wow I love that planting. I wouldn't bother it(-: I know you will though(-:
I am trying to think if my birdbaths have a hollow core. I don't think they do. They are cement. Guess that won't work as a planter then(-: I use them as pedestals. One for an angel and one for a cherub. I would like to do something different though. I love your planter idea(-:
CiNdEeS' GaRdEn

Dirt Princess said...

They sure are great! Very clever.

Joanne said...

Very creative. and looking great

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

That is a clever idea...I used to have several bases when the bath part would break; now I don't think I have any left! Never too late to buy another one, though:)