You chose the right ones for your hardiness zone, with the perfect positions selected based on watering needs and sunlight.
But something seems off.
Something is missing…
Instead of changing the layouts of your plants and rearranging your flower beds to make room for something else, consider adding in a special planter of some kind.
The mind goes first to containers. While containers come in a variety of colors and textures, you may be looking for something different, something more aesthetic.
You might be seeking another project to work on now that your garden is complete. By using your imagination, you can add an interesting element to your garden while using your creative side at the same time..
Tree stump planter
Hollow it out a bit and throw in some good potting soil. Depending on the size of the stump, you may only get one plant into your makeshift container.
Larger stumps can fit more plants and you could turn it into a bed of its own.
Continue the theme of your garden by adding plants around the stump. This will not only hide some of the uglier aspects of the tree remnants but make it seem as if it is a natural extension of the space.
The flowers on top should do the same. If you have the space, you can put a single focus plant in the center and have it surrounded by shorter flowers.
Use some old tires to create a raised bed, the inside of which can be thick with greenery and color. Plant additional flowers around it to blend it into the rest of the garden.
Stack them behind or beside each other to create height. Doing this can also help lead the eye to the next layer of your garden where you have your taller shrubs and plants.
You can incorporate these in creative ways. Attach them on a wall or fence to create a hanging planter. Stack them in different shapes and repaint them to turn them into frogs or tea cups.
If you leave them standing up, you can create some interesting design with height to them (just make sure to anchor them into the ground so they don’t fall over.)
Place it where you it can be an accent to your space, maybe act as an edger between a bed and any grass around it.
Flowers can grow from the tops and nooks along the sides, vining and spreading plants can twist around it. Express yourself through your growing art!
The bark of the tree can make an excellent color to include as well. By fitting it near certain shrubs or flowers, you could give that section of garden new life.
It could be used as a divider between sections as well; use it to split two areas up.
This could be a great way to give them their own spaces instead of textures and colors clashing against each other.