Understanding microclimates

Your garden railway has different "neighborhoods" of growing conditions
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This seven-year-old dwarf azalea (Rhododendron ?Hilda Niblett') is growing happily in a microclimate with partial shade and acidic soil. Note that though the plant and its leaves are much smaller than the species, the flowers are the usual size.
Don Parker
Just as your trains may run through a variety of diverse areas in your garden railroad (such as towns and rural landscapes), so your garden has areas of distinctly different "neighborhoods" or growing conditions. When you see a plant that thrives beautifully in one area, but struggles along miserably in another site, it's a result of something called a "microclimate."

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