Bring a bit of natural beauty to the landscaping around your home and property by recycling what nature has already provided! Stumps make gorgeous natural planting containers! If you have an old stump in your yard, chip out the center, add a bit of peat moss, a handful or two of mulch and some potting soil.
Stumps rot from the middle outwards, so they’ll last a couple years as a planter, breaking down naturally while providing a gorgeous natural planter.
Plant your favorite moisture loving flowers, such as ferns, impatiens, violets, and bulbs.
Perhaps you have some old logs laying on your property, these can be cut into larger sections, hollowed slightly on end and used for planters as well. These types of planters will attract frogs and toads, which will provide a little extra pest control.
If you really don’t like the look of the stump and want to disguise it, plant vines in it such as ivy, morning glories, or Carolina Jasmine. Sweet potatoes also create a rapidly growing gorgeous vine as well and you may already have one in your pantry.
2 thoughts on “Garden Enhancements- Using what you Have”
we had quite a few “stumps” left from a tornado that uprooted many trees in our yard. it was a very daunting experience through the clean up. by the time it came to the stump clearing.
we were pooped and winter was setting in. during our snowy winter the stumps looked like pots left outside to winter over. in the springtime they were all planted with colorful annuals.
what a beautiful site to see allthe color where death and destruction was a few months earlier. i highly recommend replanting stumps for natural containers.
wish I didn’t get rid of my stumps after seeing this