Tree Stump & Log...


My wrought iron ant climbing around the yard.
Hollowed out tree. Add a couple drainage holes. Fill with a good potting soil. Tree stump, add soil & plants.

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3 questions
  • Alicia Ranberg
    on Apr 17, 2018

    Did you do anything to the wood to finish/protect or waterproof it to keep it from rotting?

    It's so gorgeous I want to copy this where I have a stump, but I'll want to keep reusing it year after year. Having plants in it will make it rot.

    • Mickey Baron
      on Apr 18, 2018

      No, I didn't. This log seemed to go into petrified mode. It has kept rly well & I have been able to use it for the past 4 yrs. It's under trees & pretty well protected. But if I wanted to save it, I'd have put some protectant on it. I'd love to see yours when you do this.. I'll bet it will look gorgeous!


  • Liz
    on May 27, 2019

    How did you hollow out the log? We had an 80 foot pine taken down and cut into 6 foot lengths. Would love to do this but not sure how to make it hollow.

    • Mickey Baron
      on May 28, 2019

      My son took the chainsaw & formed the BOX cut,,, then an axe chopped out the center, which, I scooped out the shavings.


  • Shelley John
    on Apr 19, 2020

    Where did you get the ant from?

    • Mickey Baron
      on May 6, 2020

      Hobby Lobby... about...8 yrs. ago?? Maybe? They had them in 3 sizes. That was probably the largest.

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  • Susan Bellwood
    on Jul 29, 2016

    I have a hollowed out stump in my garden with a Garden Gnome in the base. Unfortunately, it's rotting away. Hubs put a band around it to hold it together, how long it will last, I don't know. I haven't spotted a replacement yet.

    • Mickey Baron
      on Aug 5, 2016

      That's what I do. I look when we're on vaca up north. One last yrs. & yrs. though! I hated seeing it go.

  • Josetti804
    on Sep 24, 2016

    ❤️

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