Unique log

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  1. 2ofus

    2ofus Hardy Maple

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    A neighbor cut a dying tree down that was rotten in the center and let us snag this piece. It won't take long to hollow out the rotten hole to plant sedums in and I've been wanting to make a gnome or fairy garden and the hollow 'cave' will be perfect! I'm happy!:smt041

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    P.S There is an old bird nest in the one hole.
     
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    Ms kitty 01 In Flower

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    That is perfect for a fairy garden. I think I've seed hens and chicks planted in a birds nest, maybe only a couple would fit.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Just the perfect thing for your fairy/gnome garden and for planting up some sedums. Do let us see them when you've finished them won't you?
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Perfect size for a gnome door 2ofus. Although I hope that by the next time you look that one hasn't moved in already.
     



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    cool. the power company cut down and trimmed trees in my yard back in April--that was how I injured my foot. One of the cut maples has a hole full of rotted saw dust or whatever, and I stuck some creeping sedums in it recently. They are doing well, so yours should also do nicely.
     
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    We've been procrastinating about widening the two hole to slide pots in but and then I have to move some plants to make room for it. Soon ,hopefully, I'll be able to post some pictures.
     
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    I just re-read this topic and I should explain that the two dark rotten centers were so rotten that the middles fell out all the way so it's basically a hollow log. Now instead of widening the holes, and possibly weakening it more, I'll leave it 'as is' until I figure out what will fit.
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    That is a perfect gnome door!!!! Isn't it kind of funny, the simple things that make us happy? :p
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Wow, what a cool log. It might just disappear from you garden some night if I ever get back to Idaho.
     
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    I finally put the log in my garden. I put a few coats of linseed oil on it to try to make it last a little longer. I found some pots that would fit in the holes.
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I really like that!! I will be scouring the curbside around here looking for interesting logs too.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Too cute. You had all the right characters to finish off the vignette. Nicely done.
     
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    I love it. My gnomes are wishing they had a home like that..
     
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    I wanted to make it a gnome home but I didn't have any gnomes that seemed to fit the door so it became a fairy home with gnomes for neighbors. I wished I'd had a chance to grab another, even without a 'door,' to plant some semps and sedum in.
     
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    I did some more arranging and I like it a lot better now. Who knows, I might change it according to the holidays. Wouldn't an Easter bunny look cute on top, Flags for Memorial Day and the 4th of July, Turkey for Thanksgiving, and Santa for Christmas? For now it looks like this.

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