The barrel planter began as a water feature - a few water plants, a little fountain, and a goldfish.
Estates have grounds; the rest of us have yards, lots, gardens, woods, and such. It's been since grad school that I had someone mention caring for the grounds.
When I landed my first actual professional job after grad school, it was not a berth for a practicing ( applied) anthropologist. I had to bend, twist, spindle, and mutilate it into one.