I love to garden and have done lots of really fun projects, but today I finished my all-time favorite. A couple of weeks ago, we had to cut down an enormous pine tree in our front yard. We were left with a drab stump.
We decided to put an ornament of some sort on it, so we went to our favorite garden decor center. While I was looking at the gargoyles, the KH noticed a huge concrete fountain basin leaning against a wall. What caught his eye was that it was marked down from $540 to $85 because it no longer held water.
I figured it could hold potting soil.
We dug a depression in the stump. Be warned: this is no easy task. In the end, it involved gasoline and a fire extinguisher. And note: it's probably a good idea to notify the neighbors if you're going to be sending up great plumes of black smoke from your front yard.
Today, the basin was delivered--all 300+ pounds of it--and we put it on the stump.
And, naturally, I couldn't wait to plant it (or to show it off).
(Not a great picture--the sun was setting.)
I love it, and it adds much-needed color and interest to the front yard!