... and here's what had been my go to long enough to have gotten boring. Plus the agave in the tallest container found a new home this year (photo from last year).
The new grouping includes a green birdbath I'd had for awhile, purchased at JJ De Sousa's shop Digs when it was on nearby Alberta Street and she had her crazy 50% off sales—it was an impulse buy.
I never did find a good spot for it, the green was just slightly off from my usual chartreuse. Then this winter I had the brilliant idea to break it up! Use the base to support a trashcan lid full of sarracenia and use a metal tube to support the green bowl. Suddenly the green wasn't so overwhelming. Rocks went into the birdbath water in order to make it insect friendly.
This grouping has been out for a couple of months now, but I hadn't seen anybody dipping into the water. Granted with my currently limited mobility I'm not exactly watching it like a hawk, but still, it was odd.
However as you can see the water has a few bits of who-knows-what in it. I took this shot at around 5:30 in the evening. Then Tiffany @quickanddirtygardens posted a video (here) she took earlier the same day... and the water is clean! Proof somebody it using it!
Who is this @quickanddirtygardens you might be wondering? An angel. She's coming by one day a week while I am forbidden to walk (broken ankle) and whipping the garden into shape. I am so thankful she had the time in her schedule and we can afford her! If you didn't click on the video link above, well here's another chance, this time as it was posted on Facebook. It's good! (I suck at making videos, Tiffany does not suck)
Anyway... I bought this colorful sarracenia at Rare Plant Research in early May, with this very project in mind. It works perfectly.
This grouping however, it's a mashup of different things from around the garden.
And it looks like the pitchers are attracting visitors.
They're all loving the recent rain combined with our current heat...
Change is good...
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