My garden needs to be overgrown, yet tidy. It needs hidden corners, and half-hidden objects. It needs to be comfortable, but not in a lazy/holiday way. At this time of year it needs to offer shade.
It also needs to contain plants that invoke memories. This purple thing is one such.
Some things in the garden have long since failed to operate; my fountain being a good example. The spout has now been home to wasps for several years.
And some pots grow stones, instead of flowers!