An example of cooperation between one or more human beings and the Creator, to some aesthetic end. Cleric: What a beautiful garden! You and God together have worked wonders! Gardener: Yes Vicar, you should have seen the state it was in when he had it on his own
Yard and Garden and Garth derive from the OE geard, and older languages, meaning an enclosure. Dr Johnson gave the following definition of garden: "A piece of ground, enclosed, and cultivated with extraordinary care, planted with herbs or fruit or food, or laid out for pleasure". The key point, as Johnson emphasises, is that a garden is an enclosed place.
A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form is known as a residential garden.
Garden style is typified by an atmosphere of fresh and pretty things, including floral prints, especially in chintz fabrics, needlepoint pillows, framed botanicals, painted wood furniture, lace accents, fresh flowers and china antiques.
To see a vegetable garden in your dream symbolizes increased prosperity will come your way through diligence and care. It also suggests of stability and inner growth. To see a flower garden in your dream foretells of tranquility, comfort, true love and happy home in your future. To see a sparse, weed-infested garden denotes that you have neglected your spiritual needs.
Centerpiece featuring abstract wildflowers. The composition is airy and less full than other designs. Lisianthus, hollyhock, rambling roses, digitalis, and smilax are well suited to this arrangement style.
A recurrent locale in the symbolic topography of myths, the garden is associated with childhood and innocence, i.e., the relatively trouble-free world of the hero before he receives the Call to Adventure an crosses the Threshold into the realm of Trials and Tests. See also "desert/wasteland."