Hummingbird House The Garden Helper
No-dash-here, you've found The Real Garden Helper! Gardening on the Web since 1997
vine bar
Wild Willy
 

Still trying to figure out what to do

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2005
by Fernie on May 20, 2005 07:44 PM
with this wonderful stump in my back yard.

 -

I have tons of different mosses on it (Wee Willie would have to tell me what and how many kinds and if lichens are included) and I set a turtle rain gauge on it. But I still don't know what to plant around, or over it or whatever. I think it is so cool looking but my husband wants to pull it out!!!!!! [Eek!] [Eek!]

* * * *
 -
 -

 - GO DAWGS!  -
by phoenix on May 20, 2005 08:15 PM
if the sun isn't too strong in that area you could put some ferns around it. have some ivy grow on it (well over it) or if there are any parts of the stump that you could stuff some soil in, you could actually plant "in" it i have some neat green succulent type stuff i have planted around my yard that doesn't require depth to grow. i could send you some. it creeps along and comes in more beautiful each season. i just don't know the name of it. very low maintenance and easy to grow [thumb]

* * * *
 -
 -
http://photobucket.com/albums/y203/lilpuppolo/
"If you want to talk bollocks and discuss the meaning of life,you're better off downing a bottle of whiskey.That way you're drunk by the time you start to take yourself seriously"
by Fernie on May 21, 2005 02:12 AM
I love the fern idea but I think it gets too much sun in the hottest part of the day. Do you have a picture of your succulent? My stump already has some soil on it....and I don't like ivy so......sounds like a good idea.

* * * *
 -
 -

 - GO DAWGS!  -
by tkhooper on May 21, 2005 02:35 AM
Here are some shallow root plants that you might want to take a look at:

Hen & Chicks
Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Wintergreen (Gauitheria procumbens) this maybe at the bottom of the stump so that it gets partial shade.
Bunchberry (Comus canadansis)
Moss Pink (Phoix subutata)
Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatius)

Maybe something here will look good.
by rue anemone on May 22, 2005 10:18 PM
There are alot of different types of Hens and Chicks. Check out this site:

http://www.houseleeks.freeserve.co.uk/semps.htm

I can't get enough of sempervivum and alpines.

* * * *
 -
 -
by Fernie on May 23, 2005 04:53 PM
WOW the picture of the different colors together is something else! I was turning my nose up at the hen and chicks idea until I saw these. And I didn't know they could bloom. The possibilities are becoming endless.......HELP!

[thinker] [shocked]

* * * *
 -
 -

 - GO DAWGS!  -
by phoenix on May 23, 2005 05:18 PM
quote:
Do you have a picture of your succulent?
yes i do [grin] i was thinking about you and your "dilema" this weekend so i DID take a picture but i unfortunately didn't have time to get on my home computer. i could send it directly to your e-mail if you would like!? just pm me and i'll send it right away [grin]

* * * *
 -
 -
http://photobucket.com/albums/y203/lilpuppolo/
"If you want to talk bollocks and discuss the meaning of life,you're better off downing a bottle of whiskey.That way you're drunk by the time you start to take yourself seriously"
by firebetty on May 25, 2005 07:48 AM
hmmm. Ok, I don't want to play the bad landscaper,but I just can't help thinking the stump looks messy. I'm really sorry to say that...but I can't help going with my gut on this. I just think you could do so much with that space if you got rid of the tree stump! You could put in a meandering path...you could put a cool hammock there, you could make a really great fountain, or ANYTHING! I think what you're doing is trying to make something out of an interesting (but not visually pleasing) artifact of some poor tree that's had to be cut down. Please don't think I'm being critical...I'm just offering my opinion. No offense intended.

Kristi

Active Garden Forum

Other articles you might like: