Chunks of wood in the garden add texture, contrast and height with a natural, gnarled flare! I am always sad to see an old tree come down, but do my best to recycle the rough and rugged pieces into the garden - be it as stools, tables, or sturdy bases to display treasures like the birdbath or large birdhouse above. Tucked into garden beds, chunks of wood make effective raised pedestals for pots of annuals, and the extra height is perfect for pots of trailing lobelia or fuchsia. They can take a beating, getting richer with weather and age. And the additional adornment of lichen, just melds them into the garden even more.