How to Turn a Bird Bath Into a Planter


Watch as Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to turn a bird bath into a planter! If your bird bath has started leaking with old age, don’t throw away this garden decor; instead, transform it into a planter. Begin this timeless planter idea by filling your bird bath with potting soil formulated specifically for cacti. If you only have normal potting soil on hand, just add a handful of sand to the soil. Choose one large “hen” plant to be the focal point of your planter, and put this in the center of the pot above the soil. For the surrounding “chick” plants, place them around the mother plant and fill in with soil. These garden planters contain succulent plants, which can handle extremely dry conditions, so try not to overwater them. Before buying a new planter to hold succulents, take a look around your garden shed to see if you can repurpose something into different backyard garden ideas! An aging bird bath is just one item of garden decor that can be repurposed while keeping its quaint character.

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