Well, yes, actually.
Though "brat" might be more descriptive.
I've always wanted a train outside, since I was like 12. A fond memory from a diffecult childhood was summer evenings with the whole family in Dad's flower
gardens, so I put 2 and 2 together to get whatever that adds up to. Wife always forbade such wastes of money, time and effort.
Then I was ejected from the house and family and appointed to a shrink, courtesy of the State of Illinois. One of the first things he said to me was, "Tom, you need a hobby."
There's not much space for gardens or trains in my apartment, so I've moved my often struggling software business to a big empty place, opened a garden train shop and I'm building a garden inside. See, I warned you I'm some kind of a nut. The trains are running, I have a stream, and it's getting time for planting.
So I'm open to all sorts of suggestions! Like maybe "Forget it?" Being inside, I imagine I need "Deep shade" type plants
, but the hardiness zone
(4) might not be that critical.
You can see the whole construction story at http://www.gardentrack.com/facillity/facillity.html
I'm looking forward to getting about 3 1/2 yards of topsoil and getting my hands dirty, and I'm open to suggestions for plants
. I'm thinking of Sandwort, New Zealand Brass Buttons or Pennywort for main ground covers. Smallish plants
would probably work best.
Oh, yea, can I interest you in a train for your garden?