First an update on my Venus Flytrap. The first blossom has faded, but now it has three more blooms. I am really enjoying its progression.
What would you do if someone in the neighborhood who had an enviable birdbath moved away, but left the birdbath? Would you keep an eye on it? Would you go over and check it out? Would you finally bring it home, even though you discovered why they didn't take it with them?
The base is in excellent condition, but evidently the bowl was so heavy that part of it broke when they tried to move it. I actually saw someone else come by and look at the birdbath, too, but I guess that person decided they didn't want a broken birdbath.
I wasn't quite so picky. I figured I could do something interesting with it. The base has no obvious purpose, yet, but I did find a use for the bowl. (The bowl is about two and half feet in diameter.) I have thought about putting the bowl back on the base, but so far have decided against that because I really like it on the ground. I wanted to use the base for a pedestal table, but I don't know yet if that is what I am going to do.
I filled the bowl with Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'). Well, actually, I put in a few pieces of Creeping Jenny and it took it from there. Creeping Jenny likes the shade and since it also likes moist soil, it loves the fact that there is no drainage. As you can see, it has made itself quite at home. And I think the birdbath basin makes a very cool container.
Have a beautiful day!
It's been a glamorous week in the garden
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