otnorot
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Heres new ideas for containers

I'm a newbee but and oldie I've used these containers for years.
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BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you for sharing.

NewjerseyTea
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How did you do that? Is it drift wood you found? Do you add soil in the pockets? What plants have you used and are they kept outside?

Sorry to ask so many questions. They are really attractive.

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I too, am very interested in your "containers". Please do let us know how you do that, and what plants that you use.

I'm am trying something similar with mosses and ferns. I'd be very interested in your techniques.

otnorot
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NewjerseyTea and NEWisc these are red cedar roots that grow in Ontario, Quebec,New York State.Its a usless tree and the farmers would pull the large roots from the ground and use them as a fence for their fields after 50 years or more they would start to rot and what you see are pieces from large ones I used to depend on crevices and holes to plant sedums.Then I started to cut slots with a chin saw. The soil is 2 t0 4 inches deep. I have to go out now but tomorrow I'll post a picture of a unplanted one.
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Driftwood planters

Heres one that had rot on one end inside so I used my chain saw to open the other side. And also one thats half planted.I used to sell them and in the fall I would plant a up a lot of pieces and leave them outside,if plants died then I would replace them in the spring,sedums grow and multiply so fast.
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Thanks for the additional photo's and info! I'm definitely going to give this a try. I live in a rural area on wooded land, so I should be able to find some similar stumps.

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