Thursday, July 26, 2007

Homemade Bird Bath

This looks like a cute idea to get those birdies to come calling, a homemade bird bath.

Make an Easy and Elegant Birdbath
by Kathy Wilson taken from

Bringing birds to your garden is one of the great joys of any gardener. Aside from providing food, providing water is must in creating a wildlife friendly garden. Here is a quick and easy birdbath that looks elegant and can be made form items you already own or can easily get form your local garden center.

Tall pot or urn, or even a piece of large pipe

A large saucer

Silicone glue

if desired Several rough stones

Place your pot or urn in the desired place for your birdbath, depending on the shape of the vessel, you might wish to turn it upside down. I filled mine with rocks to give it weight and prevent it from blowing over in the wind.

Place the saucer on top of the pot, glue with silicone to keep in place if desired.Place rough stones in saucer to give birds a foothold, then fill saucer with water.Plant around the base of the birdbath to soften and add a natural effect. Use low growing plants.

Hint: Place your birdbath in an open area such as a lawn. Birds prefer to be able to view the area for enemies, and will use your bath more often if they are not tucked back where a predator can hide.

I think this would look really cute in all white, most terracotta pot can be spray painted for $.97 a can!

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