Many years ago, on one of our afternoon walks, my husband and I came upon a discarded birdbath. It was lovely, except for the slight crack down the middle. That, of course, rendered it useless…at least for bathing.
Still, I had to have it. I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with a broken birdbath, but I insisted we retrieve the thing and bring it home. It weighed a ton. My husband, being the good sport he is, went for the truck and brought the birdbath home, to me.
It didn’t take me long to realize what a great planter this would be. The crack offered perfect drainage for plants. Plus the added benefit of not having to break your back to plant it every season. That was many, many years ago and my repurposed birdbath planter has seen many seasons come and go and it has given us much, much pleasure.
The great thing is that I can change the flowers with each season. Summer will find my repurposed birdbath planter home to an array of trailing ivy, geraniums and petunias. While Fall will host chrysanthemums and in Winter the faces of pansies will be nodding as you pass by.
My Repurposed Birdbath Planter has been a focal point for many outdoor gatherings. It has made a wonderful first impression for my guests, sitting beside my backdoor.
Hold it, before you throw out that cracked birdbath..it’s totally redeemable! I promise it will bring you years of pleasure and you won’t break your back planting it! (You might moving it…but planting it, you’re safe.)
This year’s planting includes petunias, English Ivy, Dusty Miller, variegated vine, and Creeping Jenny. It looks pretty scraggly today…but soon it will be a showpiece in my yard.
If you’re lucky enough to find a discarded old birdbath…grab it! I wish my yard were full of them!
They say ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ …True, so true.