If you enjoy using natural elements in your garden or landscape, using fallen timber and tree stumps as planters can be an easy way to do just that. Logs or stumps with rotten centers are a bit easier to work with, but I have used solid logs as well. Using proper power or hand tools make it a fairly simple project. The steps are very simple. Simply hollow out your log or stump, fill with a good quality soil, compost mixture, plant your chosen selection and water. Beautiful, easy, and oh so natural.