Sunday, July 17, 2011

More on the Bird Bath

I finally unmolded the bird bath I'd poured a few weeks ago:

I am pleased with the result. It's got the good shape I was hoping for. My only problem is that the bottom ended up uneven, as if there was a "bubble" between the outer and inner saucer when it was curing.  So I've spread a layer of mortar down to even it out a bit.  I need the surface as smooth and even as possible so that the mosaic isn't a pain.


  1. Lori, did you use a particular book or strategy to plan your gardens? A friend recommended Square Foot Gardening, which also uses raised beds. Just curious!

  2. I'm familiar with Square Foot Gardening, but have not read the book. I find it a little too intensive, and I think they have a certain soil they use to manage the heavy plantings. I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to gardening. I raised my beds mostly because my garden area is on a slope, so I had to level the planting beds without ruining the grade of the yard. There was also grass under all this, and throwing dirt over the top of it alleviated the pain of having to dig it all out.

    The book I studied backward and forward and still reference from time to time is Ed Smith's Vegetable Gardeners Bible. I like the way it's laid out, very easy to read and re-read and it covers all the basics.

  3. Thanks, Lori! :)