Archive for February, 2009

Garden Feng Shui

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Garden Feng ShuiThe Principles of Feng Shui aim at placing things to encourage the beneficial flow of Chi (Life Force Energy) you can create harmony in your environment to bring about positive change to enhance health, wealth and relationships.A Feng Shui garden should follow natural pattern and balance. Gardens bring in the positive elements of Nature in to your home

Garden paths should be curved and meandering. Straight paths leading towards your doors or windows bring in undesirable energy. Slowly curving paths allow the energy to circulate longer.

Trees or large shrubs should ornament the back walls to provide privacy and protection
Various species of healthy plants and herbs should be suitably placed and nurtured to create harmony and balance one another.

Water features such as pools, ponds and fountains are beautiful and encourage beneficial chi and symbolize prosperity and create yin energy.

Keep the garden sufficiently lit to balance the ponds and pool. Lights generate warmth and yang energy.

Make provision for family and friends to sit around and enjoy sunlight, evenings and night sky.

Place birdbaths to attract birds they are considered lucky. Fruit bearing trees attract birds too.
Avoid clutter in the garden. Dead leaves twigs and broken objects lying around cause harm
Maintain your garden well, the height or cluster of trees in your garden should not block your house completely
Plants bearing spiky leaves should be placed away from sitting areas
Respect local sentiments if you have to fell any tree
Use the Cycle of Five Elements to choose the color of flowers planted in specific positions e.g. Red in the South, Earth Feature in the South-West etc.
You can use beautiful statues, rocks, stones, and crystals to enhance and energize the environment
Use gardens as screen to protect your house from a busy street or walkway