(1) to lay down or rest
(2) peace of mind, tranquility
(3) to lie dead
Many gardeners rarely repose (1) lie down or rest in their own garden, myself included. Those sitting areas that we put in our gardens are usually for someone else to enjoy.
There is too much to squeeze into the time available for gardening, too much planting and interaction and exploring to do to sit and rest.
If I am sitting or lying down in the garden, it is most likely to get onto the same level as the nature around me.
Gardening does supply me with an enormous amount of repose, however.
Repose (2) peace of mind, tranquility, is the essence of gardening for me.
When things are in chaos around me, I look out the window into the garden for a moment of tranquility. There is something about the garden that puts my mind at rest.
Working in the garden is usually part warm, sunshiny happiness, part cool, shady repose for my soul.
One exception to this, however, is when I find part of the garden in repose (3) lying dead, when it should not be.