Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wood Spirits Train Garden

I was reading in a garden magazine about a well made train garden. The pictures made me long for my own train garden. I have wanted one for some time. I have put off building one due to the fact that you have to run electric and in my area I would have to take up the tracks every winter, store and them. Early spring I would have to fix the heaving of the railway beds and reinstall the train. Not that I am lazy or anything like that but that part of train gardening has put me off.
I had this area that is sort of raised and it needed some attention to say the least. My mind got into that creative state.  I could build me a little train area here. What to do about the train part?? I remembered that back in the 80's I got a wild hair and collected a what amounts to a colony of Wood Spirits carved by Tom Clark. Each Wood Spirit had a name and story, all of which are well done. I haven't had a place to display them  in the house so they were in the attic collecting dust. There was a train in that collection. YES!!
Here they are. All of these figures  have names, stories and jobs on the train. All I have to do now is to add some more plants.
So I have more plants in there now, more Wood Spirits for the train people to visit. There will be more tweaking, planting, thought and growing over summer to get it where I will be satisfied with this little world.
Of course I will have plenty of help with ideas. Between the Wood Spirits, Garden fairies and Garden Helpers it should come around.

7 comments:

  1. That is really cool! I can[' wait to see what it is like when the plants settle in and mature.

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    1. Thanks Sally. I can hardly wait for the plants to grow some so you can easily see them.

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  2. Very fun! I'm sure it will attract lots of Garden Helpers.

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    1. Yes, I am a bit inspired to keep on with this sort of thing since my Garden Helper likes them so much.

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  3. I love it! Isn't it awesome when you get in that creative frame of mind? It appears your instincts and talent led you in the right direction. Are you a train enthusiast? I've always had a thing about trains, too. I can't explain it, and I don't have any collections, but there's just something about them...

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    1. Yes, I do like trains. I have no idea why.

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  4. So much more fun and so much easier in a garden where we have to deal with winter. Plus isn't it great to realize you already own the items you need for the project! What a lovely looking garden fairy (helper?) you have.

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