Foliage Friday

As long as we are discussing foiliage, don't confine yourself to trees (as Moonson said) and don't limit your plants to Woodland Scenics or JTT products

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Here are the "Origins of the Species"  (Apologies to C. Darwin)

  1. Heike Wild Grass “Pasteur Green” # 1576
  2. Heike Wild Grass “Highland Green” # 1573
  3. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Olive Green # F1133
  4. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Light Green #F1132
  5. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Dead Fall # F1134
  6. Heike Bushes and Trees ”nature” (aka dark green) #1630
  7. JTT Apple Saplings, HO-S scale, #95517
  8. JTT 5/8” Ferns, #95533
  9. JTT Wire Foliage Branches “Dry Leaves” # 95522
  10. JTT Grape Vines, HO Scale, # 95516
  11. Ashland “Classic Greenery” # 275721 available at Michaels*
  12. Ashland “Fern Collection” available at Michaels*
  13. Marine Land, Linden Plant Mat aquarium plant, available from Petco*
  14. Top Fin Mini Aquarium Plant available from Petco*

*All plastic plants were painted with a variety of colors, including:

  1. Montana Gold Acrylic "Olive Green"  CL6340
  2. Montana Gold Acrylic "Pepperoni Hot"  1140
  3. Design Master Spray, Color Tool “Basil” #676
  4. Testors Dullcote

 

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TedW posted:

Certainly not for everyone, but to promote topic diversity, I give you the ubiquitous sedum plant.  To be used in a variety of ways from low undergrowth, shrub, to tree; only limited by your imagination...   Harvest time is right now, from your yard or your neighbor’s.  They will thank you for saving them from having to cut it down.  

 

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Sedum is the plant, when dried it's called yarrow. It comes in a lot of varieties too. I like the wild stuff. The cultivated can almost be too dense.

I've gathered bags full of it over the years. I find that it looks best when used in small quantities, like for low growth, because it has a great branch structure. I plan to use it to make sumac bushes in bright fall red. I'll take the buds off then do the red ground foam.

I find that it looks funny for large trees because it has long bare stems. I want to try making a wire armature, then attach smaller pieces, to create a full, more natural looking tree.

John Sethian posted:

As long as we are discussing foiliage, don't confine yourself to trees (as Moonson said) and don't limit your plants to Woodland Scenics or JTT products

Photo 2 , option 1 labels OGR

Here are the "Origins of the Species"  (Apologies to C. Darwin)

  1. Heike Wild Grass “Pasteur Green” # 1576
  2. Heike Wild Grass “Highland Green” # 1573
  3. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Olive Green # F1133
  4. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Light Green #F1132
  5. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Dead Fall # F1134
  6. Heike Bushes and Trees ”nature” (aka dark green) #1630
  7. JTT Apple Saplings, HO-S scale, #95517
  8. JTT 5/8” Ferns, #95533
  9. JTT Wire Foliage Branches “Dry Leaves” # 95522
  10. JTT Grape Vines, HO Scale, # 95516
  11. Ashland “Classic Greenery” # 275721 available at Michaels*
  12. Ashland “Fern Collection” available at Michaels*
  13. Marine Land, Linden Plant Mat aquarium plant, available from Petco*
  14. Top Fin Mini Aquarium Plant available from Petco*

*All plastic plants were painted with a variety of colors, including:

  1. Montana Gold Acrylic "Olive Green"  CL6340
  2. Montana Gold Acrylic "Pepperoni Hot"  1140
  3. Design Master Spray, Color Tool “Basil” #676
  4. Testors Dullcote

 

John, this information is very useful.  Thanks for taking the time to label everything.

And your embankment looks great too!

Steve

John Sethian posted:

As long as we are discussing foiliage, don't confine yourself to trees (as Moonson said) and don't limit your plants to Woodland Scenics or JTT products

Photo 2 , option 1 labels OGR

Here are the "Origins of the Species"  (Apologies to C. Darwin)

  1. Heike Wild Grass “Pasteur Green” # 1576
  2. Heike Wild Grass “Highland Green” # 1573
  3. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Olive Green # F1133
  4. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Light Green #F1132
  5. Woodland Scenics Fine leaf foliage: Dead Fall # F1134
  6. Heike Bushes and Trees ”nature” (aka dark green) #1630
  7. JTT Apple Saplings, HO-S scale, #95517
  8. JTT 5/8” Ferns, #95533
  9. JTT Wire Foliage Branches “Dry Leaves” # 95522
  10. JTT Grape Vines, HO Scale, # 95516
  11. Ashland “Classic Greenery” # 275721 available at Michaels*
  12. Ashland “Fern Collection” available at Michaels*
  13. Marine Land, Linden Plant Mat aquarium plant, available from Petco*
  14. Top Fin Mini Aquarium Plant available from Petco*

*All plastic plants were painted with a variety of colors, including:

  1. Montana Gold Acrylic "Olive Green"  CL6340
  2. Montana Gold Acrylic "Pepperoni Hot"  1140
  3. Design Master Spray, Color Tool “Basil” #676
  4. Testors Dullcote

 

John:

Excellent!

Joe

Joe Fauty

Here is an attempt at some forced perspective using different sized trees & a static HO train in the background. Behind the row of dark green tree tops ( half way between the HO train & the O gauge track) is an accessible stretch of track where I can stage rail cars. You can see a caboose  situated on this track in one of the pics.DSCN1155 [1)DSCN0932004DSCN1098DSCN0871                                        My train room is 17' by17',not that large with a lot going on. This small section of the layout is sort of a transition between two specific scenes as to give a feeling of distance(or separation) as the train travels from here to there. BLAH,BLAH,BLAH, going back quiet.

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Don't know if this measures up to some of the spectacular work shown on this thread but I recently started a small project to finish off the front edge of my layout.

Bob

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I used several different WS products, fine turf, clump foliage and some Spanish moss. Still need to add some trees and additional details.

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Three Rails Are Better Than None 

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RSJB18 posted:

Don't know if this measures up to some of the spectacular work shown on this thread but I recently started a small project to finish off the front edge of my layout.

Bob

 

 

 

Looks  GREAT  Bob. I hope we all are just having FUN! Sharing our creativity; no need for measuring anything.

jackiejr posted:
RSJB18 posted:

Don't know if this measures up to some of the spectacular work shown on this thread but I recently started a small project to finish off the front edge of my layout.

Bob

 

 

 

Looks  GREAT  Bob. I hope we all are just having FUN! Sharing our creativity; no need for measuring anything.

Looks  GREAT  Bob. I hope we all are just having FUN! Sharing our creativity; no need for measuring anything.

That is the ticket'  No rivet counting & nit picking here'...Every layout is a work of art and to be appreciated & respected'.  All posts are looking good'..

 

Quarter Guager 48'

O Gauge  All the Way' Today and Every Day''

 Td 

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