Planters from Stumps and Logs: stump elevated to design

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Planters from Stumps and Logs

By Horntoad
June 8, 2013

Instead of going through the hassle of removing a stump, use it as a planter. Chop out a cavity in the top of the stump, fill with soil, and plant a cascading plant in it. Old logs can be moved to your gardening area and planted as well.

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Name: Anna
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Jun 7, 2013 6:11 PM CST
That looks great!
Name: Michele Roth
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Jun 7, 2013 7:07 PM CST
I did some of these not too long ago. They're looking and doing great so far! Hurray!

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Name: Liz
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Jun 7, 2013 8:12 PM CST
I love this idea, but my DH is concerned that they'll attract termites. :-(
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Jun 8, 2013 8:01 AM CST
It takes a while to get going, but they do eventually start to look good. I have two that I did about three years ago. I can relate to the fear of termites, but look at it this way; if the termites are concentrating on the planter, they will leave your house alone Whistling
Name: Ginger
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Jun 8, 2013 1:25 PM CST
I've also used decent sized stumps and limbs to make natural birdfeeders.
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Name: Deb
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Jun 10, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Eventually your wood will break down. I have done this with both in-ground stumps and driftwood placed around bed edges and after many years, they both started slowly falling apart. Which resulted in some very nice soft composty stuff and the chance to change up the beds a bit.
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