Gardens for a front entrance or public area can be challenging to develop. One of the most challenging for clients is to understand that the space is 'not about themselves', as in, 'it is not about me'. A public garden is installed as a translatable device that informs the pubic of who the inhabitant is, and how they, the owner, would like to be approached and thought of in the neighbourhood. As a result the public garden is installed for the community.
The garden choices and installation methods and messages show that you wish to be recognised as 'different' from other people as no other gardens on that strip show similar traits. Nor, have you incorporated their messages into your space.
This then states, "Hi. I'm different from you, come visit at your own peril".
This makes me curious to personally understand why you would not 'apply any rules'.
(rules: Gardens are like a 'growing up' of a dialogue or children. When we take children out in public to a restaurant for example, we expect that they have some 'rules' they follow, such as "don't throw your food", " Don't throw your knife or spit out your food ", and later, "sit up straight" and much later, "Use the cutlery on the outside first..." along with "don't yell" and "did you say thank you to the nice person?")
we apply 'rules' as an exchange (dialogue) for social acceptance, even as you 'hope we feel proud' of your accomplishment, as you do.
as a result, along with my first question, I wish to understand the choices that you made and what your 'dialogue' is and what the expected peoples reacted dialogue should be ?
(ie: (you are weeding your garden and a person walks up..) you say, " Hi, I'm Marc " and they say, "_______________" ? my response is, "Hi I'm edzard, what are you trying to tell me about yourself with your garden?")
btw, it __really_ saddens me that there is not an included photo. Without this included photo and only the link to photos, it indicates to me there is no wish for any dialogue or return of investment to assist with other peoples gardens that may be similar to yours,.... basically, really only a wish to drive people to your photo site. In other words, you would like peoples input, but don't feel like playing by the rules of providing people with an immediate visual and a free choice to see more if they so choose. -- you are forcing an interaction... was that the intent?