Mosaic Birdbath

 

Little did we know, when we first dug into the Canillas Community Garden back in 2009, that the site had been a “bottle dump” in the late 1800s. The soil was filled with glass and pottery shards, medicine bottles, old farming implements and other rubbish. (No plastic!)  The pottery and glass sparked our imaginations: what might we create with all these shards? This past summer, seven years later, when the basin of the bird bath had deteriorated and red algae contaminated the water, we knew what needed to be done. . . mosaic!  A fun project for Polly and Pat!

birdbath1 Before

pollymosaic

After

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4 Responses to Mosaic Birdbath

  1. mary connolly says:

    WOW!! The birdbath is beautiful! And it’s great that it all ties in with the history of the garden?

  2. uvlocalvores says:

    Hi Mary, Great to hear from you! Hope you are well and that we will see you in the garden this summer! Pat

  3. judy munger says:

    It’s beautiful!

    On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 6:20 PM, Canillas Community Garden wrote:

    > uvlocalvores posted: ” Little did we know, when we first dug into the > Canillas Garden back in 2009, that the site had been a “bottle dump” in > the late 1800s. The soil was filled with glass and pottery shards, medicine > bottles, old farming implements and other rubbish. (” >

    • uvlocalvores says:

      Thanks Judy. We had fun doing it. The bird bath was purchased in memory of Polly’s parents and made by a Lebanon neighbor. We’re thinking of making mosaic stepping stones for our next act . . . maybe you’d be up for trying that?

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