Applying Feng Shui in Your Garden
Feng Shui is extremely popular for indoor decorating. There are books sold on the subject every day. Why not apply those same principals to your outdoor garden? Every aspect of your home, from the inside to the outside should flow with energy. The goal of Feng Shui is to utilize that energy in the most efficient way possible. There are some great ways to incorporate Feng Shui into your home garden.
Feature of Zen
Introducing an element of Zen into your garden is a critical element of Feng Shui. For example, place a large rock, or a collection of stones together. This collection will represent the mountains. Then, if you have gravel around the “mountains” raked in patterns, this will serve the water.
Planting of Vines
Balance is an element of Feng Shui gardening. If you have climbing vines, they typically prefer fresh roots. At the base of the structure, the plants are growing on, plant low growing plants. Mounding plants also work well. These plants will balance out the great look of the vine while keeping the roots fresh at the same time. With this Feng Shui method, you are killing two birds with one stone.
One thing you do not want in your vegetable gardens is aphids. There is a simple way to prevent this problem. Merely plant marigolds around the perimeter of the vegetable garden and your problem will be solved. Aphids steer clear of Marigolds.
Every piece of land has a natural contour. Land dips rise and dives all the time. Feng Shui says you should not disrupt this natural contour in your garden or yard. Instead, use the land’s physical shape to carve out beautiful paths around your yard. The earth has contours for a reason. If you alter the contours something will seem off to you for the rest of your garden life. The energy will not freely flow.
Feng Shui is a beautiful science that uses the natural energy of every object. If the power flows correctly, everything is in harmony with each other. However, if you disrupt this natural harmony, things will seem odd. Feng Shui is not only meant to be used in your home, but it is also intended to be used outdoors. These simple gardening tips will help you design and plant with Feng Shui in mind.