The thrift store team is back together to share some fun, out of the box planters and I’ve got a Succulent Bird Bath to share with you.
You could go buy a new birdbath, but before you do check your local thrift stores or garage sales. You might come across a great way for a great deal.
Succulent Birdbath Supplies:
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How to Build a Succulent Bird Bath:
Start by giving the birdbath a good cleaning, unless you purchased it new. Here’s where this started.
Now, most birdbaths have a solid base, which doesn’t allow for your plants to have drainage, so it’s really important that you start with a layer of lava rocks on the base of the bird bath.
You’ll need a couple of inches of the lava rock on the base. This allows a spot for the extra water to sit without the soil becoming soaking wet constantly.
Then you’ll add the cacti soil. Succulents love cacti soil, so it’s definitely worth the purchase. I filled the bowl until I was a couple of inches from the top.
Then it’s time to start filling in with your plants. I typically start with the center plant(s) and then work my way out. I add more cacti soil as I go filing in the areas that need it once the succulents are in the soil.
I love succulents because they are so easy to maintain. During the hot, 100 degree summer months I will water them 2 times a week. When it’s cooler, they only need once a week, unless you are lucky and get some rain. (Here in So. Cal. that’s always a blessing when we get some.) This planter was created a while ago, so the succulents have had plenty of time to fill in and get happy. You can check out my Creating a Drought Tolerant Succulent Planter too.
Other Succulent Post:
Ok, now the team all has a fun, creative planter idea to share with. Check them out below.
Petticoat Junktion’s DIY Tea Kettle Flower Pots
Refresh Restyle’s Brass Plant Holder Idea
Domestically Speaking’s Succulent Bird Bath
House Of Hawthornes’ Colorful Bushel Basket Planter
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Succulent Bird Bath Planter
Our Southern Home’s Decorative Potted Plant Finish
My Repurposed Life’s Vintage Toolbox Planter