Eyeless Garden

A ⸤garden⸣ was once a place with plants and paths, ordered according to forgotten aesthetic principles. It was generally understood to be undesirable for the garden's ⸤components⸣ to retain their eyes, so as not to unsettle visitors and to provide them with drinks.

The drinks offered by paths were typically rich and metallic, sometimes fortified with ⸤powdered calcium⸣.

Those presented by plants were delicate and floral, full of tender salt and spice. They were considered more intimate, and needed to be replanted more frequently.

All of a ⸤garden's components⸣ needed to be replaced with reasonable frequency, ranging from almost daily to only once per lunar cycle.

They were harvested from ⸤surrounding fields⸣, despite any attempted resistance.