By using one's imagination can a faux garden almost become real? A garden where the plants are made from clay, paper, silk, and/or resin? Where the plants and soil have no "smell"?
Imagine...you are planning on transplanting various potted vegetables into a garden plot. You have tilled the soil which feels soft when you hold some in your hands and crumbles easily as you return it to the ground. You dig the holes in which to transplant your favorite veges.
So far you have five neatly lined rows of plants; only one row to finish but you decide to take a short break. You hang your hat on the handle of the spade shovel and go inside your house for something refreshing to drink. You return to the garden, finish the last row, clear off all the empty pots and tools, grab the hose, turn on the water faucet. You give your plants and the garden soil a good watering.
Standing at the edge, you admire your small garden and take a deep breath. You savor the rich, earthy smell of the wet soil and the fresh, green smell of the wet plants. Then, while patting yourself on the back for a job well-done, you realize you forgot to buy cages for your Beefsteak Tomato plants :D