Feng Shui tips for Garden
Feng-Shui considers both male and female energies for balancing the harmony in any house. Garden is considered as female energy whereas the house is considered as male energy.
The importance is placed in the design, planning and layout of the garden and not the size. The plants, flowers, the pavement all play vital role in attaining the desired yin energy in the garden. You can make your garden beautiful as well as harmonious by adopting few basic Feng Shui tips.
Paving should never be in straight line, as it enhances rushing energies. To reduce negative energy always curved paving. Use of curved stones is recommended to further reduce the negative energy. If using straight edge stones use them in curved lines or in a pattern that they produce slanting lines, to activate positive energy. If the paving area is large then use chairs and tables or even plants in accordance with feng shui principles, to boost up the flow of positive energy.
Fences and Hedges
To provide segmentation in garden the fences or hedges are used. They also give beauty to the garden; especially when trimmed in exquisite shapes. Use flower beds and creepers to break the high fences. Feng Shui principles, when applied to the garden, balance the whole area of the garden within itself as well as with the home located in the vicinity.
Feng Shui Garden Tips
Here are few tips to improve the positive energy in your garden.
• Having space where family and friends can relax or enjoy cool breez in summer and sun in winter.
• Trees or large shrubs at the back of the garden provide privacy as well as protection.
• To acquire balance and harmony always mix different sizes, shapes and colors of plants within different species.
• Have water bodies in the garden to encourage the flow of positive energy. They also bring prosperity.
• Do not leave dark and unused areas in the garden; as such areas represent negative and stale energies.
Feng Shui Plants
Plants are the symbol of prosperity and peace. They are considered auspicious in Feng Shui. Thay are the symbols of life, feelings and hopes. Different people have different and varied selection taste for the plants and you can exercise your own discretion for selection of the plants.
The more you are pleased with your selection the more energy you feel while moving in the garden. At the same time, you should be careful about the location of the plants.
The plants and flowers should be placed as per the requirement. Every plant is associated with one or the other form of the five energies. Woody plants are considered good for modification and movement. Fire plants, such as sunflower or daisy, symbolize beauty and humor.
Plants like Clematis represent Earth, bring stability and peace. Metal plants, such as Pampas Grass, signify strength and resilience. Plant such as Summer Aster are Aquatic plants denote strong will and seriousness.
We should consider the nature and the element of each plant that we are to use in our garden for better harmony. Thus, considering the varied properties of Plants, they are used for different Feng Shui remedies and cures. There are many reasons why plants are used both outside and inside the house. Some of the main reasons are given below.
• Add Vitality (Living Chi)
• Encourage Luck
• Counteract Sha Chi
• Absorb Excessive Water Chi
Plants of Woody nature or property are very beneficial for the wealth corner. Listed below is the properties and area of our life associated with various plants that we are considering for improvement.
Plant / Tree Effect
Acacia Tree: Permanence
Bamboo: Youth, Perseverance and good luck
Begonia: Perfect Yin/Yang Balance
Chrysanthemum: Endurance and long life
Old Man: Longevity
Orchid: Patience and endurance
Pear: Long life
Pine Tree: Long life
Plum: Beauty and youth
Pomegranate: Fertility Red
Water lily: Fortitude
In Feng-Shui it is considered that Bamboo Plant brings luck and prosperity. This plant does not need sunlight. It needs only fresh water to survive.
Keeping the lucky bamboo plant in house not only brings good fortune, but also restores the flow of positive energy where there is restricted energy flow. It helps improve the health condition of patients as it attracts and helps in flow of positive energy.
The best point about this plant is that it can be grown in any condition. As it does not require sunlight, it is ideal for the places which lack brightness or natural light or the dark spots in the house. In such places this plant enhances both light and energy. It is considered as a plant having the combination of all the five elements of life.
Wood - The bamboo itself
Earth - The rocks the plant grows in
Water - The water the plant grows with
Fire - Most pots usually have a red ribbon tied to them
Metal - The glass pots belong to the metal element.
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