How To Apply The Principles Of Feng Shui In Our Gardens
Whether we have a courtyard, garden, balcony, or even a window, we can very quickly follow some of the principles of Feng Shui to create a beautiful change with good energy in our space. Nature offers so many positives to our lives, and nowadays, we rarely take the time to admire it. In addition to offering positive and balanced energy in our overall home, Feng Shui gardens create a beautiful and impressive result, which our guests and we will enjoy.
In Feng Shui, there is the theory of the five elements. These are fire, water, wood, metal, and earth. It is crucial, therefore, that the garden has, even on a small scale, all five elements. For example, flowers and plants in orange or red color represent the fire. A pool or an artificial pond are excellent ideas to add the element of water. The existence of trees will allow the wood to participate, while a bronze element will add metal. Finally, the soil brings the element of earth into the garden. We can still plant flowers that symbolize by their color and properties the five elements. The main rule is that all elements should form curves rather than straight lines. Also important is the symmetry of the sizes.
We always prefer natural materials, such as stones and wood, for all of the elements in our garden, even for seats and tables. We definitely avoid plastic because it promotes bad Feng Shui in addition to looking cheap. If we have paths in our garden, they must have soft curves and be framed by earthy materials. Trees are considered ideal for the Feng Shui garden, as they carry a lot of positive energy, and letting them grow in their natural shape is the best thing to do. However, it is advisable to leave them out of the main entrance and avoid overshadowing them.
Water is very beneficial for Feng Shui, as it helps the energy to move easily. It also animates the garden and helps in a better design. For example, an artificial pond with goldfish is a smart idea. The rocks could be another addition. They can be used as a small fence for planted flowers as well as decorations. As the seasons change, it is good to change the layout of our garden to keep up with the energy. For this reason, we place some plants in circular pots to move quickly and remodel the space.
As for the courtyard, because it is smaller, it does not mean we cannot create a small oasis there as well. We can form curved alleys or flower beds by laying the whole area with soil or gravel. Placing pots or statues in the corners and walls is good to interrupt the graceless straight lines. Another idea is to have pots with aromatic herbs for the smell and their use in the kitchen.
Let’s remember, however, that even if we stay in an apartment with a small balcony or even have only one window at our disposal, we can apply all the above principles on a smaller scale, in any house, depending on the space. We can aim to incorporate all five elements into our small indoor garden. It is enough to choose suitable indoor plants depending on our home, decorating them with curved caskets made of metal or cement. Apart from Feng Shui, plants have multiple mental and physical health benefits! They contribute to the removal of pollutants from space and help the fight against depression and stress. Even a very small indoor Feng Shui garden is better than nothing. Not only will we beautify our space, but we will improve our mood. Let us, then, avail ourselves of the power of the elements of nature so as to attain internal peace and a better life.
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