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Trees vs flowers

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Trees vs flowers
Posted by FRRYKid on Thursday, September 16, 2021 2:16 AM

(Moderator: If this is in the wrong place please feel free to move it. I am not sure quite where to put it.)

Got yet another another one for my Forum friends. After a trip to a neighboring town earlier this week, I found a park that has inspired me to install something akin to it on my layout. After doing some exploring and investigating on what's available, I decided to get a pair of these: http://www.shapeways.com/product/KJA2XLD4K/hexagonal-bench-1-87?optionId=161962288&li=marketplace instead of building something like the hexagonal brick pots that are in the park. The only question I'm having is whether to put flowers in them or "plant" a tree in each. The acrual pots have flowers but I have seen trees planted with these particular benches.

On the layout the complex will back onto a river. The base will be pieces of .030" x .080" strip between 4 squares (1" x 1") of .040" sheet each. (Yes that seems to be a mismatch but the narrow strips are slightly recessed on the actual park's concrete deck.) There will be a total of 6 sets of the squares in a 2 deep x 3 wide grouping. There will not be strips on the edges. 

The back will have a gazebo with a pair of flag poles flanking it. The plan also have some regular park benches placed around along with some lamp posts (two in the back and one in front. The hexagonal benches will be on the front of the base. I'm leaning tree but I'm not completely sure. As usual any assistance that can be provided would be most welcomed.

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Posted by NVSRR on Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:18 AM

Any tree in those would be along the lines of a dog wood size.    Small but shady. A small tree with flower would work.  That is more or less an individual thing.    I would put a small flowering tree like a dogwood, weeping Cherry or fuscia and some flowers or ornimental bush or grasses around the base.    

shane

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, October 25, 2021 10:59 PM

I would go with flowers.

If the seats faced the hexagonal openings, I would plant a tree.

-Kevin

Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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