I have had a birdbath in my front yard for quite a few years now, and the birds never use it, I think its just too deep for them.........soooooooooo......copying my friend who did this, I decided to plant a succulent garden in it.....I LOVE it!!!! Finally got sweet peas! In honor of the 4th of July! Everybody has to get into the act!!!! I had this old seed spreader sitting around so I decided to turn it into an herb garden..... Its raining and we have thunder here in cali.......very strange....but good for the garden!