levels of garden
... thinking not so much of types of gardens as levels of garden. Dream garden (unconscious garden), garden in the mind (mental garden), blog garden (garden in cyberspace) and the 'real' physical garden that can be seen outside the windows and that needs muscle power to influence.
There is a kind of a conversation between the garden in the mind and the physical garden. For decades I would have grand ideas for re-arranging the garden, unable to decide on an acceptable structure. That is the reason that it is over 30 years old and still has so many small trees.
Lately when I walk in the garden I'm not thinking about changing things so drastically. I notice the trees slowly growing and imagine what it will look like when it's not so vertically challenged.
I think about how the garden can be a site for enchantment - attracting as many wild things as possible, and keeping human intervention to a minimum. One idea is to do more photographing of teddy bears and other toys in the garden, to illustrate their various adventures. Another is to build simple cubbies or platforms in the trees for my little grandchildren. There are three nesting boxes for wildlife and I want to provide something similar for J and S.