Wayne Decker is inviting us into his railroad garden in Chubbuck, Idaho. We’ve visited before (Wayne’s Garden Railroad), and now he’e sharing how thing are looking as spring turns into summer.
Here are my latest pictures for this year on my garden railroad. Things are starting to come back strong. My Irish moss lines the track, and my honeysuckle is a favorite with the hummingbirds. The goldfish enjoy the pond with the little stream that feeds it. Things should be in full bloom by the end of the month.
Wayne has created a whole intricate landscape around the railroad.
The small yellow-leaved sedum Angelina (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, Zones 5–8) looks almost like a tall shrub compared to the size of the railroad.
This train-level view of the landscape shows how small shrubs, perennials, and rocks take on the form of hills and trees.
The train goes past towering larkspurs (Consolida ajacis, annual) shooting up as they prepare to bloom.
Violas (Viola × wittrockiana, annual) bloom by the train station.
Wouldn’t it be great if violas really towered over our cars?
Blooming sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum, Zones 4–8) surrounds a little house beside the railroad.
Full-size lights engulfed in honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.) are about to burst into bloom.
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