Turning a bird bath into a planter
I have a really heavy birdbath that I really don't use because it takes 2 people to lift the lift the top off to clean it. I was trying to think of ways that I could convert it into a standing planter to use with my patio furniture. What about planting cactus in there? How deep do they have to be planted? I also thought about using it for evening ambiance when the widow ladies and I get together for an evening of gabbing. My Mother-in-law used to take a nice glass bowl like a big salad bowl or punch bowl and float these candles in water. I remember it looked so pretty on the table when she would have a party, it was the centerpiece. Of course, having floating candles would mean that you would have to remove them during the daylight hours to keep them from melting from the hot sun/temperatures. You could even do that at night, when your guest left. I've seen pictures of using cactus with the colored glass pebbles. Debbie Baldwin has a new book out that I want to check out about planting with succulents. Does anybody have this book or have you looked at it in the book store? I'm open to any other ideas you might have. The base of this bird bath is so beautiful; I've even thought of giving it away because it is so heavy but it is so pretty and I hate to give it away.