Stumpery arrangements can provide perfect conditions for various plants and flowers which have very different needs. Fast draining soil and wet soil, shade and full sun conditions can be easily created by moving stumpery garden decorations and using appropriate materials to grow plants and flowers.
This allows to create fabulous garden design and improve yard landscaping ideas with amazing floral compositions with plants and flowers which normally do not grow near each other. Within a few feet you can plant a sun-tolerant fern, a moisture loving plant, a drought tolerant plants and shade plants.
The natural, eco friendly and slow breakdown of the wood returns useful compounds back to the soil. It provides suitable environments for insects and small animals that live in and on the wood.
The first known stumpery was created in 1856 by Edward William Cooke, an artist and gardener, who looked at large debris and saw the different beauty in them. He turned some of the chaotic piles into ten-foot tall walls on either side of a path, and planted them out in ferns. The structure was quickly repeated across Britain, ready for garden design and landscaping with ferns.
Stumperies are enjoying a resurgence. A private stumpery garden design using tree roots, logs, branches and dramatic pieces of tree trunks sounds like a great idea to imp[rove yard landscaping and creating eco friendly, natural and unique compositions. This horticultural concept allows to experiment create gorgeous artworks, large and small garden decorations that reflect gardeners personality and style.
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