I've been pondering the question of what separates a garden from a landscape. The two are different in my mind.
A garden has whimsy and treasures. You can see the gardener who has a passion for plants. Gardens are intimately personal. They capture spirit, love, and hope. They are spontaneous and reckless. There is no controlling them, and they capture you. You fall in love with the garden and the gardener.
A landscape is controlled, measured, and stunning. You can see the gardener in the landscape but from a distance. There is an obvious passion for artistic beauty. The chaos is calmed in a landscape. You love to look at them and wish you had one of your own. You fall in love with the simplicity.
I am a gardener. The chaos in my head cannot be soothed with simplicity. I need to meddle, but the two words still confuse me.
What do you think separates a garden from a landscape? Where do you think you fit in?