This involves using this wonderful stuff they sell for model train nuts to create layouts. You can get grass for lawns, scrubby grasses, bushes...it's great fun! You then augment that with split peas and lentils (thx for the 11-bean soup, Ana!), and "plant" it all using tweezers!
But the pieces de résistances are the flowers...As they slowly starting adding to their collection, Pai & Mai found tiny model train flowers from Germany - the Germans are famous model railroad nuts. These flowers and bushes are spectacular- minute, with incredible detail. Imposible to show or appreciate in photos.
There are some cool trees too.
I've not seen anything approiaching those in quality. Same with the tiny deer, cows, etc.
Anyhow, I completed one garden, and planted some underbrush around the hilly areas.
And, got the crèche ready - animals, Mary & Joseph, they're all there and ready for the big event!
Pics are of the town square that Tessie made, with the tree that Ana decorated; the replica Cass Gilbert fountain (anyone who's driven through Ridgefield knows what this is), and worked on the waterfall a bit.