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What You Need To Know About 2024's Stumpery Garden Trend
The latest gardening trend going into 2024 is stumpery. A stumpery is a designed garden feature that originated during the Victorian period and celebrates life emerging from decay.
These carefully arranged assemblages of tree stumps, logs, and other decaying woods are an intentional recognition of nature's cycles that create a haven for biodiversity.
Stumperies offer natural benefits, like providing food for insects, fungi, and small mammals. They also retain moisture and create a microclimate ideal for shade-loving plants.
If you want to make your own, clear the site or area you've chosen for your stumpery, and gather materials like tree stumps, logs, driftwood,
and branches.
Arrange them artistically while aiming for a naturalistic formation. Select shade-tolerant plants that thrive in the microclimates created by decaying wood, such as mosses.
You should also consider adding woodland bulbs like native bluebells, narcissi, daffodils, and snowdrops for seasonal pops of color.