We have a bird bath in our garden that has never look attractive til now. When we filled it with water the water was stagnant and attracted more mosquitoes than birds. Last year I decided to fill it with soil & flowers. With the first rain it quickly became mud. I tried to drain it but the plants died. This year my husband drilled holes into the bottom for drainage, I filled it with fresh soil & plants. Now I am happy to look at the birdbath!