Train or miniature gardens are somewhat common in our area. So are shade gardens, especially those that bloom color like the Astilbe in the shade. One really has to take their time to soak in all the beauty and interest in this particular train garden. The photos should help you experience this small space gardening. Hosta has quite a popular following among collectors, breeders and hybridizers. In this area, hosta grows exceptionally well. The couple owning this garden are members of the local hosta club. Container gardening is also done especially well, which I will show in Part 2.
When you first arrive, you notice the attention to detail in how nicely the entrance lays out the welcome mat. Flowers are colorful and beds line the walk. Next you notice you are entering a special garden, hinting at what theme the gardens might reveal as you walk to the rear of the property.
Walking up the driveway, the wooden fence is beautifully adorned.
This garden is very unique in that very little space is left not planted. There are raised beds to contain and organize plants. All is lush and very colorful for a shade garden. Notice the different levels. Many small gardens cannot have stairs.
But where are the trains? Rolling into the station as we speak.
What is behind us? More and more plants!
Here is a view a bit further back.
But you want to see more of the planting beds, no?
All plants in a train garden have to be scaled to the train display.
There will be a part 2 on this garden showing all the unique and creative containers. Maybe I will do Part 3 because the structures and decor items in this garden are so thoughtfully done.
On Nature and Wildlife Pics, I have a beautiful butterfly, but also the GARDEN where it was found. It is another garden you would not expect. See, Great Spangled Fritillary. Since I am traveling less this year, I have gardens and more gardens… so stay tuned.