Broken or cracked bird bath?
There’s no reason not to continue using it… in your garden! When you think about it,…broken or leaky bird baths and fountains, too, are merely pedestals to raise your garden to another level. As you can see, Flea market Gardeners have held on to these so called broken pieces and upcycled them into something spectacular. here are some examples and a little about how to repurposed your old fountain or bird bath.
Barb Rosen tells how she repurposed her birdbath. “I used the leaky concrete birdbath left behind by the former owners of our home. Then I made a mix of roughly 2 parts compost to 1 part sand and mixed it well. A bucket full of this mix was smoothed into the basin. Small rocks and stones were added for support and drainage. I tried to build it up in the middle so there would be some height and the plants would cascade.
Now the fun part: adding the plants! The tall Senecio took its spot on the top and the rest I tucked in and around the rocks, with some of the longer sedums draped a bit over the side to add interest. A trip down the street to my neighbor’s yard yielded some more good “filler” sedums and the rest I dug up from our front flower bed.”