Decorating the stump (Looking for suggestion)
This winter I had to remove fairly large tree in a front of the house, which accordinghly left me with a large stump (4'+ in diameter) in a highly visible spot:
While it may take 3-4-5 years before it will decompose, something should be done to mask this eyesore.
In most cases, where much smaller stumps were involved, I simply placed one or two large rocks on top of them and planted something around. Work as a charm.
I don't think it will work in this case because stump is so large that it will look just like a pile of rocks when/if I cover it completely. On another side, area past stump toward the driveway sloping significantly and if I add soil in front of the stump without building a retaining wall of some sort it will be washed out in a first rain.
I have several large Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety' shrubs grown as a groundcover and wouldn't mind to relocate any of them there, but would like to hear your's ideas first, knowing how many creative people we have here :-)))
Oh, BTW, may I plant something in a rotten center of the stump? The same Euonymus perharps?