We are now stumpless. Randy from Chip Away came out on Wednesday and got rid of the mystery stump on the right and what I think is an English yew on the left. I can't recommend him enough if you need a stump removed.
And the apple stump that kept suckering back to life?
He had to grind two feet down to get everything but he still managed to leave every single tulip in this area untouched.
That's no small feat considering he had to maneuver this huge piece of machinery through my narrow side yard.
He left me this chunk o' stump that I think is just begging to be planted up with ferns, yes?
And now I have two blank slates for planting!
This area lies in shade and it's right next to the hose, so I'm down with planting things that want moister soil. I know I want an abutilon, maybe 'Hot Lava'? What's your favorite shade plant? Who wants to go shopping?