The year that I started this blog, I wrote a post about the four birdbaths in the garden.
I still have those four birdbaths.
This spring, I upgraded the pedestal for the patio birdbath and added a fifth birdbath.
This first birdbath is in the front garden right under our living room window. It is a homemade birdbath from two used farm disc blades and a pipe. (The base looks just like the top.) Someone welded them together. I got it free. One of the radio stations in town has a show where you can call in items to buy, sell, trade or giveaway. Anyway, one day someone had a free birdbath listed. It was "out front, just pick it up." I got lucky. It was still there when I drove by. It just barely fit into my back seat. I painted it black. The top disc blade is rusting a bit though.
This birdbath was a Christmas present from my wonderful husband's late paternal grandmother. I remember her every time I look at it. It came in two pieces with an epoxy. We stuck it together and sat it in the garden. It's shallow which is great for many birds, but dries out easily on hot windy days. It's cute and has a prominent place in the back yard. That's a squirrel image on the front of the pedestal. It seems to be holding up well.
This is the patio birdbath. It's just a large plastic saucer with a brick in it. I've used terra cotta containers and even the water garden tub upside down to sit it on, but this metal pile find from my in-laws for Christmas with my metal containers works great as a pedestal and was pressed into service.
Here's another plastic saucer with a chunk of concrete in it. This is the corner of one of the raised vegetable beds. See my garlic sprouts?
Here is the new birdbath. Another plastic saucer with a chunk of concrete in it. I put it at ground level so the doves who frequent our garden can get to it. The other birds are enjoying it too. I'm sure the neighborhood squirrel will find it. Maybe he already has, but I just haven't witnessed him at it yet.
The brick and chunks of concrete are to keep the plastic saucers from blowing away when the water gets low in our crazy winds.
How many birdbaths do you have in your garden?
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