Asked on Jul 6, 2018

How do i plant plants in tree stump

Lyl32235877WxwBetty
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I have seen lg tree stumps( i have 2) that have plants planted in them,they are beautiful, how is it done properly?

5 answers
  • Linda Sikut
    Linda Sikut
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Hi Lyl,

    The first step is to cut out a hole in the stump for your plants. Click below for an article that will take you though the complete process from bland stump to pretty flowered stump. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-create-tree-stump-planter

    • Linda Sikut
      Linda Sikut
      on Jul 7, 2018

      Good luck Lyl! Take some pics as you go and please share what you created using the +Post Project link on the top right. The system will walk you through the post so it's easy to do! :)
  • Wxw
    Wxw
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Not sure this is the proper method. I drill several holes into the stump, then chip away at the center of the stump until I achieve the desired size. Sometimes I place a potted plant into the hole. Other times, I fill the hole with the proper garden soil for what is being planted. I have had good success with this method.
    • Lyl32235877
      Lyl32235877
      on Jul 6, 2018

      Thank you, i like the idea of using pots also, the wheather here in mn can get very hot during summer and very cold in winter. I like to plant plants that come back every yr.,using pots allow me to bring in when needed,put back when ready,thank you for the potted plants idea,and other info.
  • Betty
    Betty
    on Jul 6, 2018

    I leave mine in the pots all winter .when the frost gets them then cut off . Come spring they will come back .I have hostages summer pholx even did morning glory in a pot by mistake. .saved lol seeds put in pot thought they were impatient. . Had to put a trellis behind them .I planted English ivy around my stump. .the ivy grows fast . Good luck with your stump projects .

    • Lyl32235877
      Lyl32235877
      on Jul 6, 2018

      Thank you! I was'nt sure about leaving them in pots during winter,i guess if they come back while planted in ground they would do the same in pots. Your stump sounds beautiful,hope i can do as nice of a job,thank u again

  • Wxw
    Wxw
    on Jul 6, 2018

    You are very welcome. We have lost trees to disease so using a pot gives me comfort that whatever product may have been used to try and save the tree or what actually killed the tree does not infest my plant. Also, easily changed or brought in for the winter. Another pro, you do not worry about where drainage water flows or onto. Happy Gardening!!
  • Lyl32235877
    Lyl32235877
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Thank u again,i forgot to ask about drainage,now i know. We to had a problem with our pine trees about 3 yrs. Ago,so sad,still dont know what killed 2 fully grown beautiful trees. Didnt touch any of our blue sruce's thought and im thankful,i absolutly love trees,we have many on our property.thank you again

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