I wanted something formal with the train being a nice surprise. I bought at least 2 of every plant so that each end mirrors the other end perfectly. And so now Finally after months of preparation. moving a shed, taking down a pool and deck, building the frame, hauling soil, choosing trees plants and shrubs all are in the ground! [ we brought on sod as well to cover the bare spaces. Need a bit more soil then mulch and the lighted houses can be brought in too.