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Jun 25, 2016 7:14 PM CST
I have a bird bath that gets full sun. what kind of creeping plant can I put in it and any suggestion on doing so? I do not have a green all.
Name: Hetty
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Jun 25, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Welcome! suzieroosie
What zone are you in? Are succulents an option?
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Jun 25, 2016 7:37 PM CST
A bird bath would be perfect for planting a "fairy garden" !

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Name: Elaine
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Jun 25, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Welcome, Suzie. Please let us know whereabouts you are - it's not really possible to recommend plants unless we know something about your climate. Your zone only will tell us how cold it gets in your average winter. We need to know how hot your sun is, and humidity, altitude etc. also have a bearing on what to grow.

A birdbath might make a nice planter, depending upon how rainy your location is. Unless your birdbath leaks, there will be a drainage problem for something like succulents, so if you live somewhere rainy, best to plant something that doesn't mind getting its feet wet. How deep is this birdbath? Plants might float out or rot if there was a long run of wet weather.

How about posting a picture of it, and also its surrounding area - are there sprinklers near it that will water the plants?

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Name: Daisy I
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Jun 25, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Depending upon where you live and if there is a hole in your birdbath (no hole is good), I love Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia aurea). It likes sunshine and moisture. Hardy in Zones 4-8. They cascade when planted in containers and soon cover the entire pot.
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