Feng Shui In the Garden

 


Article by: Abby Straus

Spring is finally here, thanks be, and it's time to get outside , Make The Most From Your Vegetable Garden and enjoy the sun , Canvas Gazebos and Gazebo Kits and the greenery. Whether you live in a tiny apartment , Organic Gardening or on a sprawling estate, incorporating Feng Shui , Indoor Waterfalls into your garden , Wild Flower - Yours to Design and Plan can enliven your experience, helping you bring a deeper level of joy and peace into your life.

Feng Shui (pronounced "fung shway"Ā¯) is the practice of bringing our lives into harmonious relationship with our surroundings. A great way to get started is to create living spaces that reflect back to you the qualities you would like to have in your life. These spaces act as physical, living affirmations of who you want to be and how you want to live.

The garden , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! is a wonderful place , Enjoy Creating and Growing a Sustainable Garden While Feeding Your Family to do this, because it represents a deep, instinctive connection to the Earth , 6 Steps To A Greener, Healthier Lawn and all of Nature. , The Art of Painting Trees and Shrubs No matter how technological our lives have become, a part of us still yearns to be connected to the Source.

Those of you without a green , The Perfect Yellow Roses for Your Home or Garden thumb, don't panic! There are many kinds of gardens. , Seeding Flowers Indoors: An Inexpensive Way to a Beautiful Summer There are Zen gardens , Your Cottage of stone , Landscape Photography & Painting and bamboo, , Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom: Even 'Brownthumbers' Can Do It water gardens , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete (an aquarium counts), patios , How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden with pots , Make The Most From Your Vegetable Garden of plants, , The Basics of Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy window , Ferns as Indoor Plants boxes, vegetable gardens, , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete flower gardens. , The String Algae Blues .. the list goes on and on. The point is that there's a garden , The Art of Painting Trees and Shrubs for everyone, the possibilities confined only by the limits of your imagination.

Whatever kind of garden , Tomato Plant Care you choose, here are some basic Feng Shui , Container Vegetable Gardening - The Easy Way To A Mouth-Watering Harvest principles to get you started on the right track this year:

Number one, the Prime Directive: Live with what you love. Make a list of all the things you'd like to have in your garden"ā€¯not just the things you know you can afford"ā€¯everything! Now go back and look over the list and see what qualities these things represent. How do they speak to you? How will these things elevate your existence? Perhaps, in real life, you can't have the fabulous, eight-foot tall, hand carved statue of Kuan Yin you saw the other day, but there's surely a way to incorporate the energy , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan of the statue. Maybe it's the large scale, or the smoothness of the stone , Your Cottage Garden coupled with the Goddess energy. , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses Now, how can you bring that into your own garden? Do you live in an apartment , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses and long for the ocean? Try gathering some sea stones, , Growing and Caring for Your Bamboo sand , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down and shells, and arrange them around a fountain. If you have a sunny window , Are You New To Organic Gardening nearby, you can buy a beach rose , Indoor Waterfalls (rosa rugosa) and put it in a beautiful pot , How to Plan and Successfully Grow Your Tulip Garden to round out the scene.

In Feng Shui, , Tomato Plant Care we use the five elements to represent the different aspects of life. Wherever all five occur simultaneously, there is a sense of completion, unity and power. , Pond Liner Repair Try incorporating all the elements into your garden:

Element: Water
 Represents: Reflection, Introspection, Flow, Soul Purpose
 Use: Water  , Colour in the Garden itself, glass, , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down  crystal, mirrors, dark colors, , Wild Flower Garden - Yours to Design and Plan  asymmetrical shapes, northerly direction, the tortoise.

Element: Wood Represents: Creativity, Strength, Growth, Health & Family Use: All plants , Tick Bites and flowers , Forest Tent Caterpillars (including dried and silk), greens , Tick Bites and blues, , Skip The Pesticide And Use Natural Alternatives items made of wood, , Your Cottage Garden columnar shapes, easterly direction, the dragon.

Element: Fire Represents: Inspiration, Joy, Emotion, Fame & Reputation, Abundance Use: A fireplace, reds and red tones, lighting, candles, images of animas, things made of animals (bones, feathers, etc.), triangle, pyramid, cone, southerly direction, the phoenix.

Element: Earth Represents: Center, Solidity, Receptivity, Nurturing Use: Soil, , Commercial Ponds brick, ceramics, tile, , Indoor Waterfalls stucco, yellows and earthtones, square and rectangular shapes, the center,

Element: Metal Represents: Communication, Heaven, Helpful People & Travel Use: All metals, , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy rock and stone, , Basil - the Queen of Herbs natural , Forest Tent Caterpillars crystals, white , Are You New To Organic Gardening and pastels, arches, circles, ovals, westerly direction, the tiger.
As you can see, you have lots of choices and room , Brilliant Beetroot! for creativity. Again, choose what you find pleasing.

In Feng Shui, , Tick Bites we understand that energy , The Flower Garden in August flows most harmoniously around smooth and curving shapes. Wherever possible, avoid sharp corners on walls, , Container Vegetable Gardening - The Easy Way To A Mouth-Watering Harvest flower , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down beds, etc. Don't worry if you've just finished building , Your Cottage Garden neatly squared-off beds , Tick Bites or walls. , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete You can cut the points off of the corners, or place , Understand Your Soil: Healthy Soil Grows Healthy Plants round pots , Brilliant Beetroot! of flowers , Rugosa Roses - Fragrant, Tough and Handsome Shrub Roses where the points meet your most frequent path , The String Algae Blues of movement. Soft, flowing greenery can be planted to mitigate pointiness as well.

When do you have the most time to enjoy your garden? Is it early morning or in the evening after work? If you have the most time after dark, why not install some low voltage lighting and make a magical night garden , Your Cottage where you can relax with candles and night-scented flowers? Do you enjoy traditional gardening: weeding, pruning, , Seeding Flowers Indoors: An Inexpensive Way to a Beautiful Summer Garden deadheading flowers? If you do, go for it. If not, be sure to use plants , Basil - the Queen of Herbs that are low maintenance and choose perennials , Hydroponics Gardening - How to Grow Flowers and Vegetables with Minimal Time and Effort over annuals. , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down Perhaps you should consider ground covers instead of a big lawn. , Some Simple Gardening Tips to keep your Garden Tip-Top after the Winter Months The one big "NO"Ā¯ in the garden , Dandelion: Miracle Gift from Mother Earth is guilt. So create something that's compatible with your personality. Your garden , Tomato Plant Care can and should be a sanctuary, a place , Indoor Waterfalls to revitalize your body, your mind and your spirit.

One of the basic tenets of Feng Shui , Some Simple Gardening Tips to keep your Garden Tip-Top after the Winter Months is that everything is constantly changing. If you have a garden , A Guide To Landscape Bridges that you see from inside , How to Sprout your home, , Seeding Flowers Indoors: An Inexpensive Way to a Beautiful Summer Garden think about planning it for winter , Wooden Garden Benches as well as summer , How To - Casting Decorative Concrete beauty. Many plants , Abatement Considerations and Common Sense are just as lovely without leaves as with them. Statuary and sculpture change , A Guide To Landscape Bridges their look as the backdrop of the garden , Choosing the Proper Pond Pump changes, and evergreens remind us that life still exists, even in deepest February. Another thing to remember is that you are constantly changing as well. What thrilled you in your garden , Basil - the Queen of Herbs last year may not work at all for you this spring. , Colour in the Garden Go ahead, move things around, trade plants , Container Vegetable Gardening - The Easy Way To A Mouth-Watering Harvest with your friends, shake it up! You're growing, , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down you're moving forward. And every year you have a fresh opportunity to see your beauty, your strength and your magnificence reflected back to you in your garden. , Growing and Caring for Your Bamboo
Author: Abby Straus
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Bio: Abby Straus is a teacher, author and consultant dedicated to helping people enhance the quality and function of their lives. She has an extensive background in consciousness studies and meditation and is a Feng Shui , Water Gardens That Upset The Neighbours and energy , Tomato Plant Care work practitioner. She lives in Pleasantville, NY.

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