So every once in a while I get inspired to do a project in the garden. For the last few years I have wanted to build a small Stumpery. A Stumpery is an intentional arrangement of woody material including logs and tree roots to create an artistic habitat for ferns and their companion plants. By showcasing the roots vertically you can have several pockets to plant ferns in. I guess since it would only have from 5 to 10 stumps it would be more of a stumpette, but I digress.
That was 5 years ago and today it is stunning. The architecture of the wood stops you in your tracks and the plantings have softened it and created a magnificent garden. That is even before you realize the variety of planting material that exists there. This garden sits on a hillside above a pond so the borrowed view makes the site seem much larger. It blends beautifully into the larger garden.