It was really beautiful and we loved having succulents there instead of just the empty bird bath with sometimes dirty water in it. Succulents are great for planting in birdbaths! … Since the bird bath is metal, it heats up quite a bit during the day, making things even hotter for the succulents.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you make a birdcage succulent planter?
Putting it Together:
- Lay sheet moss or coco liner at the bottom of the cage and up a few inches on the sides.
- Place a layer of pebbles at the bottom for drainage.
- Layer activated charcoal on top of the rocks. …
- Add cactus soil to your desired soil height.
- Plant your succulents, arranging from the center outward.
Also question is, what plants can you put in a bird bath?
Depending on your climate, you may have to put the birdbath away in storage during the cold months to prevent further winter damage. Good planting choices include succulents, sedums, strawberries, and flowering annuals and vines.
How do you plant flowers in a bird bath?
How to Create a Mini Birdbath Garden
- Place a birdbath or other container, like a terra-cotta pot or wooden box, where it will stay permanently before planting in it. …
- Fill the planter about two-thirds full with soil.
- Remove plants from their pots one at a time, knock off soil, and loosen and spread out roots.
While they’re hanging around they will hunt for the insects and worms and seeds and flower parts they like to eat. In the process they will help aerate the soil, help groom dead plant material, and help keep plants healthy as they devour pests.
Step 1: Put a layer of moss at the bottom of the birdcage. Step 2: Line the moss with a layer of soil. You can also add water-retaining gel granules which will help protect your plant from dry spells. Step 3: Fit your plants gently in the soil.
Pea gravel or large stones in the bottom of you bath basin also serve to give bathing birds better footing while using the bath. This is necessary to make the birds feel less vulnerable while they bathe. … If it’s slippery, add gravel or stones to make it safer and easier for birds to use.
Birds need a dependable supply of fresh, clean water for drinking and bathing. Putting a birdbath in your yard may attract birds that don’t eat seeds and wouldn’t otherwise come to your feeders. (Other ways to attract birds are to supply a roost box and to provide nest material.)
Fill your fountain with Lantana, Verbena, Salvia and other plants that are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. So, do you have an unused fountain? Don’t throw it away. Transform it into a beautiful, focal point in your garden—fill it with plants.