Friday, March 28, 2008

Garden Railroading

One of the more popular landscapes at the recent garden show was the Garden Railroad display. This wonderful hobby combines plantings with a rail line, offering many landscaping opportunities. The joy of watching the trains through the four seasons adds another dimension to your gardening and the entertainment it provides is countless.

Perennial low growing herbs such as thyme, corsican mint and camomile are a lovely addition to the train garden. While lavender and santolina can, with just a little extra care, be trimmed to resemble miniature shrubs and trees. Some of the annuals can't be beat for non stop color such as the dwarf marigolds. Wherever your imagination takes you, garden railroading can provide a sense of pride and accomplishment while playing with plants and trains! Absolute entertainment for young and old.

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