In deference to the holiday season, I’ll step down temporarily from my soapbox and mention a great holiday gift idea for your favorite gardener.
I saw this sedum stump a few years ago when I was speaking to a Master Gardener group in British Columbia. The porous nature of the stump would make it easy for the roots of the sedums and other rock-garden types of plants to establish. And the stump could be easily moved to wherever the recipient desired.
This isn’t just a warm climate idea, either. There are a number of sedum species that are cold hardy and as long as the stump was well protected in the winter, the roots would be fine.