Bird Bath Water Feature

Project Description

What was your source for this garden project? Improvisational What type of item is this? Plant or Flower How would you describe the style of your project? Casual What are you most proud of? We did it our selves! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Easy to do... just do it!

What you will need

  • Bird Bath
  • rock
  • plants. Golden Japanese Grass (Hakonechloa)
  • Spring Sedge "The Beatles" Japanese Painted Ferns
  • Northern Maidenhair Fern
  • Ajuga
  • Irish Moss.

Q&A with staceysmom

Linda Kier asked:
Love your post, it's so cute. Question, does your rain chain make noise attached to your arbor when it rains, or is it just decorative? I've always wanted one but my husband won't let me attach it to a gutter downspout.
staceysmom answered:
My hubby wouldn't let me attach it to the downspout either so that is why it is hung there on the arbor. No it doesn't make any noise... just a decorative touch. Thanks for the comment!
annibby093917855 asked:
Wow this came out so nice. Just so lovely.
staceysmom answered:
Thank you!
LindaC53 asked:
Very pretty and peaceful!! I want to try this in my garden too. Was it difficult to prepare the area first, or do you just dig a hole and line it?
staceysmom answered:
No this was not difficult. Dug the hole, lined it, hooked up the pump through the birdbath, made sure it worked, then lined with rocks and water and planted the surrounding area. Pretty easy.
jshan48547358 asked:
Oh I just love it. I must have a place for one in my yard!
staceysmom answered:
Thank you! I have a bench near here and sit there every morning with my coffee in the summer.
vtfolkart6701219 asked:
what is under the stones to catch the water? and did you have to put wire to hold the stone on tip?
staceysmom answered:
We dug a hole, about 1.5 feet deep, then lined it with heavy pool liner. We took 3 bricks to make a triangle in the center for the pump to sit in the center and the bird bath sits on top of then we placed the rocks. No wire needed.