Create inspired spaces--bonus photographs

Four more photographs to inspire your modeling pursuits
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Nancy Norris
Discovered by the author at the University of California’s Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, the fluffy aquatic plant called dwarf parrots feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum minima, Zones 6-10) cascades next to water falling into a pond filled with natives, like roundleaf toothcup (Rotala rotundifolia Zones 6-13). Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California_Botanical_Garden
A  “Aquatics have wet feet," August 2008
“The natives are friendly," October 2014
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Nancy Norris
In Fort Collins, Colorado, Northern Colorado Garden Railroaders built an automated public railway for The Gardens on Spring Creek. Easy-care sedums and sempervivums fill in the valley where 3” passengers board the gondola to the cement mountain, which doubles as train storage. Visit https://www.ncgr.net/the-gardens-on-spring-creek---fort-collins.html
C “Solutions for train storage," April 2016
D “How we promote the hobby," April 2013
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Nancy Norris
The Virgin Islands’ Hardiness Zone 13 seems to support dwarf creeping fig (Ficus pumila minima, Zones 9-11). For a measurable size reference, the tour guide touches the large air plant (Tillandsia, sp.). Rather than a dry, boring wall, Plantation Crown and Hawk Botanical Garden, St. Thomas, VI, uses every available space to garden. Note how root-like holdfasts under vines stick the plant to stucco. Visit http://plantationbotanicalgarden.com
E “O-scale living scenery," Spring 2019
F  “Verticality – create the towering awe factor," April 2010
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Nancy Norris
One of the coldest spots in the US in winter is atop Mt. Washington, New Hampshire, well above the ‘tree line’. Here the full-scale cog railway (first in the world!) approaches the summit on the trestle, “Jacobs Ladder”. Hikers have “easy” access on the gravel trail that runs alongside the railway giving us a clue how to access the railway in the garden. Visit https://www.thecog.com
G  “Micro-miniatures: low-down groundhuggers," December 2010
H “How to get in and out of your railway," August 2010

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