I always pot up a container of annual herbs that I can put in a sunny spot. Often that spot has been on this old stump from a huge crabapple tree. Time — and digging critters — are making inroads into the stump, so this year I decided to put a couple of parsley plants directly into the crevices along with a little dirt. They've lasted a week and seem to be settling in. The usual pot of herbs (4 kinds of basil) is on the stump of the pine tree that came down in the winter of 2012/13.