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Q.I Want To Use A Concrete Birdbath (about 3″ Deep) To Plant Some Flowers. Should I Be Concerned About Water Drainage?

Zone Trinity, N C. 27370 | Anonymous added on July 15, 2022 | Answered

This birdbath is too deep for the birds to drink comfortably. I want to get another one and use this deeper one for plants, but am concerned about drainage. Of course it will be outside, but I don’t know what I would do about drainage. Please help. I don’t know how to send you a picture. I’m a senior citizen and not technically inclined. Sorry!!

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on July 21, 2022

This article has some ideas for planting in a birdbath, such as using succulents, which have shallow roots. When watering, don't overdo. But since concrete is porous, the water should eventually seep out.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/containers/birdbath-planter.htm

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