A birdbath make an exceptional addition to your landscape. It provides water for the native birds and other wildlife while accenting your landscape and creating a focus. When landscaping around a birdbath, choose plants which love a little additional water. These plants will do nicely as the birds splash water out, and you may just empty the birdbath around the blossoms when you clean it out.
Add some organic compost or peat moss to the soil around the spot where your birdbath will sit, to improve drainage.
Till the compost of peat into the soil to a depth of 6 to 12 inches.
Place your birdbath at the middle of the tilled bed on a set base like a large patio block.
Plant flowers around the birdbath, maintaining the taller ones close to the bottom and also the shorter ones in front. Flowers that like wetter conditions include sweet flag (Acorus gramineus), astilbe (astilbe chinensis), yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora), various iris species (Iris spp.) , Small Henry Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica “Sprich”), cardinal flowers (Lobelia spp.) and meadow rues (Thalictrum spp.) .