Don’t miss these 19 blazing tree stump planter ideas. A rigid, dead tree stump can become one of the assets of your garden, a striking focal point that can impress your guests.
Often the gardeners face a common problem– what to do with the saw cut stumps of old or diseased trees. Uprooting them is a laborious task and also not cheap.
In such a case, landscapers offer a variety of solutions. But you can solve it on your own by turning a stump into a tree stump planter.
Also Read: How to Make a Tree Stump Planter
Here in this post, you’ll find 19 blazing tree stump planter ideas that’ll entice you to have one in your garden
Plants for a Tree Stump Planter
You can create a fabulous planter out of a tree stump. Plants you grow in it may not necessarily be flowering and colorful ones. It can be a climbing plant, creating a great frame around the stump or even moss, if it is in a shade you can choose interesting foliage plants that thrive in less sunlight.
Pick plants that are suitable to the style of your garden. It can either be a few blooming or grassy species. Petunias, nasturtiums, pansies or whatever you like.
Ferns, a variety of wildflowers, cornflower, marigolds, phlox, there are so many options. You can grow other plants around it. This tree stump planter will not go unnoticed and become one of the most beautiful focal points of your garden.
Whatever plant you choose to grow in your tree stump planter but remember, shallow root plants are most successful in it.
Wow those were some stunning examples.
Be aware that if the tree roots are still alive they’ll continue to sucking up the nutrients from the soil. Fine if you have a lawn around it but not if you’re growing plants and vegetables around it.
Just had a dead tree sawn down to ground level, so welcome your ideas. Thank you! Possibly the fern idea is good.
I have 100 poplar stumps around my (now) pasture and would like to drill a hole in each and plant a blue spruce in each to be harvested in a few years as Christmas trees. What are the odds for survival/growth
What’s #3? Would love to put something like that in our stump
Steve I’m guessing thrift / phlox
Not 100% but from the picture it looks like a creeping phlox.
what did they paint number18 with
I’m guessing it’s just a clear shellac or clear gloss enamel.I have a huge willow stump in my yard that I stained then clear coated.Its 4 ft in diameter I want a plant or several that will grow and creep down the sides,I left it 5 ft tall for that purpose.
Any recommendations on perennials that could be used in a stump planter? Love
Creeping coleus trails very nice, and I used a coir container that fit perfectly instead of planting inside the stump (optional)
I have a crumbling stump. The tree itself had a fungus and was cut down. We left the stump bc it was covered by a bush and tulips. I decided to pull the bush to add some plants for pollinators and saw the roots of the stump are crumbling away. It has giant mushrooms. Can I just stomp the crumbling remains and cover with more soil for my pollinator garden? It seems silly to dig out and throw away what the mushrooms broke down.
Love the brilliant ideas. Inspiration for my 2 big cedar stumps… Thank you!
Anyone know what flower is in #3? This is exactly what I want to do