GARDENING is FUN!
Tree Stump Creations – by The Discerning Gardener, Ruth T Hill
I could never understand people who considered a tree stump as an eyesore, to be removed (probably by chemical means).
There are so many possibilities or things to do with a stump.
It can be turned into a focal point: a planter OR a creative, imaginative piece of art.
I’ve been collecting images – I’d like to share them, now, with the readers of my blog,as a point of inspiration for your future creations.
Enjoy! Gardening is FUN!
(Note: Links to images are preserved)
Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, Delaware
Whimsical Raindrop Cottage A Bit of Whimsy
Fairie Dwellings Ugly to Awesome
Rotting Tree Stumps make attractive, natural planters.
Why would you want to leave it as an “eyesore”?
Turn your tree stump into a planter, instead:
If the trunk sits alone in your lawn, then create or enlarge a garden bed around it,so that there can be plantings at ground level, as well as flowing down from the stump.
The stump may become a base for a small bed, with flowers or green textures.
Chip away at the center of the stump with the pointed end of a mattock (wearing safety glasses). Switch to the wider end as the hole gets larger.
Leave at least a 3 inch border. With 1/2″ inch bit,drill holes into the side of the stump, so that they slope downward for drainage. Add some free-draining material, such as pea gravel.
with tree stumps, that are considered
Why would you want to do this?
The stump is a creative opportunity!
I’d love to see any tree stump creations that you’ve done,
seen, or that might be inspired by the images here.
Ruth T Hill, The Discerning Gardener
Garden FUN Continued: Look for posts of my next series:
“Gardening For & With Kids”