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A Secret Garden: Fanciful Topiary in the Berkshires by Gardenista The Stumpery is a work in progress. The idea is to take materials you normally would throw away and use them architecturally.

Stumpery filled w/ ferns & a dispersion of moss along the ground. The moss garden itself contains moss rocks, rotten logs, & an assortment of woodland perennials, naturally dissipated throughout for a natural unkempt look.

Stumpery on Vashon Island - Walt Riehl built a metal armature to support the stumps that line the garden's tunnel entry.

Across from the fernery is a stumpery. No joking. A stumpery is a pile of stumps. Prince Charles has one at Highgrove. First created in the mid-1800s during the British Romantic Movement, an artistic pile of stumps has its voids and pockets filled with leaf mold and soil where one grows ferns.

This stumpery is at the Rhododendron Species Botanic Garden in Federal Way, WA

make a stumpery- a garden feature of whole stumps, logs, pieces of bark, etc arranged artistically and planted with ferns, mosses and other shade plants