As much as I have been enjoying creating a cozy living apartment here at apartment 8 A, I’ve also been enjoying working on my porches. As soon as the weather started warming up, I became a planting fool. I’ve even added tile from Ikea to my back porch because, for some strange reason, the concrete always looked and felt wet. I’ll do a post soon to show you the before and after. I’m kind of proud of it. Anyhow… At my other apartment, I had a lot of birds that enjoyed getting in my birdbath. There is a pond here and I don’t know if the birds get in the shallow end to bath but I do know they prefer bathing in puddles of water over my birdbath. With a neglected birdbath, I decided to turn it into a succulent garden. I bought some succulents from Amazon before they were even available at Home Depot this year or anywhere else for that matter, and I kept them indoors until the weather was right for planting them. It looks kind of bare but I’m hoping a little sunlight will fix that problem. If not, then I’ll know to add more next year when I redo it.
UPDATE: August 7, 2019. They’re growing and filling out better. Can you see the difference in the above and below images? Woot. I”ll do an another update around October before it starts getting cold here.
I was planning to redo this each year but if the plants survive the winter months, here in Georgia, I’m just going to add some new ones to fill in the spaces where the plants aren’t as full. I have this on my porch so chances are, the succulents will be out of the worst of the wind and chill from winter. I could even move it to a different area if I need to. It’s not a large birdbath.
I’d love to know what you’ve been planting your succulents in.