Happy Holiday Train Show at NYBG
On a recent trip (my first!) to New York City, I was able to check many boxes off my gardening bucket checklist including visiting The Highline, Wave Hill and The New York Botanical Garden.
Lucky for me, myself and GWA colleagues Kirk Brown and Denise Schreiber were given a behind the scenes tour on opening weekend of the beloved NYC seasonal tradition: the NYBG Holiday Train Show.
The exhibit is open to the public from November 21 – January 18, 2016. It boasts G-scale locomotives on almost a half-mile track through replicas of more than 150 New York landmarks that are handcrafted out of natural materials such as bark, twigs, stems, fruits, seeds, and pine cones. More than 25 large-scale trains and trolleys cross rustic bridges, overhead trestles, tunnels and creeks.
A Snowfall of Pink
We’ve had an unbelievably beautiful fall with above average temps in NE Ohio. I’m definitely not looking forward to the snow but it’s bound to hit sooner or later. But I’ll be daydreaming of pink and the snowfall of color that Marleys Pink Japanese Snowbell will provide.
This small tree, featured in The American Gardener magazine by the American Horticultural Society, works well as a container tree or in the landscape. Its mass of blooms will add a cotton candy like scent to herald summer. Look for this new introduction in your local independent garden center this spring.
Marleys Pink™ Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonica ‘JLWeeping’ US PP 23,755 P3