Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bloomin' Tuesday...


This year I've experimented with some new plants in my garden. Do you see what I planted this weekend in the photo below?


I decided to fill our birdbath with succulents. Seven years ago when one of my daughters got married, we filled the birdbath with a wreath of flowers. It was gorgeous and since then I've wanted to fill it with some flora rather than fowl. {I've two other birdbaths filled with water for our furry and feathered friends.} As beautiful as the flowers were during the wedding reception {see below} I knew that I couldn't plant annuals in it because it isn't deep enough.


So, I decided to try some succulents. I think they'll have a chance in this shallow container...


I bought a variety of succulents and also some plants that will drape over the edge as they grow. As I think about it, I do still have fowls in my birdbath, because some of these succulents are "Hens and Chicks!"


My tendency is to over-water plants and that's the kiss of death with succulents, so I'll drizzle some water on the annuals every other day and try to completely ignore the beautiful succulents. Here's an additional birdie that is completely at home in this birdbath turned planter...



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7 comments:

Sandy said...

That looks great in the birdbath! I have been wanting to plant succulents myself - they do well here in the hot Arizona sun. I too tend to overwater most things, so will have to remember to leave them alone :)

Thanks for the inspiration.

Gail Wilson said...

how sweet that you put the birdie in the birdbath.
loving all your blooms Suzanne. You've been on my mind with all the devastating fires there. so sad!

Deb said...

how very creative! Love your re-created birdbath. I have an old birdbath that I'm thinking of spray painting and doing something with it. This is a great idea.

Beth said...

Suzanne, Your succulents look great in the birdbath. I really like the whole bed there - so pretty!

daisy said...

Wow, what a creative use for a birdbath! That would be a great idea if it had a crack in it instead of ditching it! Lovely garden.

Chris said...

oh soooo pretty! The birdbath idea for the wedding is just lovely!! I will have to remember that one. I think planting succulants in there is a great idea and what a nice way to incorporate some new plants and use your birdbath in a "flowery" way. :) I sure am enjoying all your posting these days! :)

Jean said...

Great idea! Jean