This birdbath was practically a giveaway because of its’ imperfections. I bought it a few years ago with the intention of turning it into a container garden. The material is so thick so I did not bother making holes for drainage.
Keeping in mind that this has no drainage, I am adding more pumice to soil than I would normally do if there is a drainage. I don’t really go by exact percentages as far as ratio of soil to pumice, but rather I simply use my hand to feel the soil content and add pumice as I go. Depending on soil contents, some may need more pumice than the others.
What better place to display these Amethyst rocks gifted by my sons than to display them in my container arrangements. Slightly mounded and with the help of these rocks, I carefully planted Mammillaria ‘elongata’ , Euphorbia ‘polygana’, Kalanchoe orgyallis ‘silver spoons’ as back drops as back drops, then Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’, Echeveria ‘purpusorum’, Echeveria ‘pulidonis, Echeveria ‘lola’ and a variety of Sedums (desert gem, cape blanco, and ruburrontinctum).
So, here it is. Birdbaths are just not for birds.
~ Hope you enjoyed my new twist to bird bath ~