Meditation doesn't necessarily mean inactivity. A simple feature such as this meditation walk is a garden focal point and a way to focus your thoughts. Note how the size of the stones goes from small to large as you move to the inside of the circle.
Succulents are so easy to care for even in the hottest summer weather. They have a sophisticated almost architectural look and come in a rainbow of acid yellows, lush greens, fresh blues and striking reds.
Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.