Welcome readers of Miniature Garden Guidebook,



Online LINKS  

    This page is where you can click on 65 active links that are mentioned in my book. Or you can download the whole page of links to save onto your computer. Click here to download a WORD file: Miniature_Garden_Guidebook_Links.doc


Plant INDEX

     This index makes it easier to find the plant you want or to view a photo of that plant. Click on this link Miniature_Garden_Guidebook_Index.pdf to download a pdf file of my four-page index of plant names (pdfs require Adobe software, which is free online). You can print the four pages at home or take the file to a place that can print them on both sides of one 11”x14” piece of paper to fold and insert into your book. Any problems, please email me. NN




Garden Railways magazine 

http://grw.trains.com (or www.gardenrailways.com) publishes many of the links, which take you to articles from the magazine. More articles are available to registered subscribers.



Miniature Garden Guidebook ~ topic ~ links


~ Order a copy here~ http://www.kalmbachstore.com/12444.html


Introduction

~ 27th National Garden Railway Convention near Kansas City, Kansas~ www.ngrc2011.com


~ 28th National Garden Railway Convention near Chicago, Illinois~

www.2012ngrc.com



Chapter 2. ‘Zoning laws’ for climate compatibility

~ Arbor Day Foundation~ www.arborday.org


~ Lookup tool for USDA Hardiness Zones~

http://www.arborday.org/webtools/hortzones/ziplookup.cfm?RegID=1014


~ Great Britain Hardiness Zones~ http://www.trebrown.com/hrdzone.html


~ Canada’s Hardiness Zones~ http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/climate/hardiness/intro.html


~ Europe’s Hardiness Zones~ http://www.uk.gardenweb.com/forums/zones/hze.html 


~ Australia’s Hardiness Zones~ http://www.anbg.gov.au/gardens/research/hort.research/zones.html 


~ Guide to plant hardiness zones~ http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2006/04/A%20guide%20to%20plant-hardiness%20zones.aspx



Chapter 3. Design your mini garden

~ “Step up to terraces”~ http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2009/02/Using%20terraces%20in%20your%20garden%20railway.aspx



Chapter 4. Massing plants to frame a focal point

~Mystic Mountain Railroad~ www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9Kna50Y20



Chapter 5. Color me content

~ Architectural colors~ www.historichousecolors.com/books.html#general


~ Spring bulbs~

www.donet.com/~paulrace/trains/primer/plants/spring_color/spring_color.htm


~ Ray Turner’s video of The Golden Gate Express, hosted by Nancy Norris~

Go to www.GardenRailways.com Click on “Videos” under “How to & Videos”.


~ “Colorful annuals for the railway garden”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2009/10/Using%20annuals%20in%20your%20railway.aspx


~ “Regional gardening reports” on annuals~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2009/10/Using%20annuals%20in%20your%20railway.aspx


~ “Early blooming perennials”~ http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad

%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2008/02/Early-blooming%20perennials%20for%20a%20garden%20railway.aspx



Chapter 6. Easy access into your garden

~ “An innovative indoor/outdoor 0-scale line”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Construction%20and%20Landscaping/2010/08/An%20innovative%20indoor%20outdoor%20O%20scale%20line.aspx

~ Groundcovers you can walk on~ www.stepables.com



Chapter 8. Prune trees for a scale appearance

~ A handy chart for pruning evergreens~

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/nursery/430-461/430-461.html


~ Bonsai Clubs International~

http://www.bonsai-bci.com.


~ “Clumping trees”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2009/08/Clumping%20trees%20in%20your%20garden%20railway.aspx


~ Bonsai4me Species Guide~

http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Picea.html



Chapter 9. Annuals for color and contrast

~ “Colorful annuals for the railway garden”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2009/10/Using%20annuals%20in%20your%20railway.aspx


~ “Regional gardening reports” on annuals in “Pathways”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2008/03/Garden%20design%20and%20your%20garden%20railroad.aspx



Chapter 10. Aquatics have wet feet

~ How barley straw controls algae~ http://ohioline.osu.edu/a-fact/0012.html 


~ Online pond nursery~ www.pondsplantsandmore.com


~ Minnesota Water Garden Society~ www.mwgs.org


~ Wayside Gardens~ www.waysidegardens.com



Chapter 11. Cascading trees and the rocks that support them

~ e-book on bonsai~ www.bonsaigardener.org


~ Blue Stripe Juniper picture~

www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?code=B301#lbl_culture


~ Schaefer Nursery~ www.schaefernursery.com/index.htm



Chapter 12. Deserts need succulents

~ Freeport, Maine’s desert~ www.desertofmaine.com


~ “Succulents” ~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2010/08/Succulents%20on%20the%20garden%20railway.aspx


~ “Pathways: “Cacti and succulents in the garden railway”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2008/02/Cacti%20and%20succulents%20in%20the%20garden%20railway.aspx


~ Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA~ www.livingdesert.org



Chapter 13. Drought-resistant plants and practices to reduce water usage

~ Native plant websites~ http://www.plantnative.org/nd_kytomt.htm


~ Mediterranean climate gardening~ http://www.dryclimategardening.com


~ High Country Gardens nursery~ www.highcountrygardens.com


~ “Drip irrigation: water conservation with a bonus”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2010/08/Drip%20irrigation.aspx


~ “Mulch for more than good looks”~ http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2008/02/The%20importance%20of%20mulching.aspx


~ “Succulents”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2010/08/Succulents%20on%20the%20garden%20railway.aspx


~ “Cacti and succulents in the garden railway”~

http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2008/02/Cacti%20and%20succulents%20in%20the%20garden%20railway.aspx


~ “Benefits of rock-garden techniques”~ http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2008/12/Benefits%20of%20rock-garden%20techniques.aspx


~ “Step up to terraces”~ http://grw.trains.com/How%20To/Railroad%20Gardening%20Library/Gardening/2009/02/Using%20terraces%20in%20your%20garden%20railway.aspx


~Arizona rainwater harvesting~ http://www.harvestingrainwater.com



Chapter 14. Invite critters into your railway

~ Green prescription~ http://naturalmedicine.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_benefits_of_enjoying_nature 


~ Use the keyword “hummingbird” to search for nectar plants~

www.highcountrygardens.com


~ A guide for butterfly-host plants is listed at the end of this nursery web page~ www.arrowheadalpines.com/arrowhead_alpines_2008_catalog.pdf



Chapter 15. Isolate your garden from nuisance nibblers

~ Pest deterrent products and advice~ www.highcountrygardens.com


~ Insecticides~ www.pestproducts.com/insecticides_dusts.htm



Chapter 16. Grass-like miniatures

~ Low maintenance lawns~

www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/browse/native-turf-grasses/



Chapter 18. Low-down groundcovers

~ Groundcovers for every need~ www.jeeperscreepers.info


~ Groundcovers you can walk on~ www.stepables.com


~ Thymes and Elfin thyme in particular~

www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery//herbs/Thymus_Elfin.html


~ Rock garden or alpine rockery plants~ www.rockstarplants.com


~ Swap rock garden plant seeds~ www.alpinegardensociety.net


~ True moss and moss milkshakes~ www.mossacres.com/products.asp



Bibliography

~ American Bonsai Society~ www.absbonsai.org


~ The Conifer Society~ www.conifersociety.org


~ Dave’s Garden online forum~ http://davesgarden.com


~ Garden Railway clubs~

http://www.gardentrains.org/gta/community/clubs/clubs.asp


~ North American Rock Garden Society~ http://www.nargs.org



Miniature gardens to visit

~ Click on “Permanent railroads you can visit”~ www.gardenrailways.com


~ International Association of Miniature Parks~ www.miniatureparks.org


Index of plants for Miniature Garden Guidebook

Download by clicking here ~ Miniature_Garden_Guidebook_Index.pdf

 

Miniature Garden Guidebook