I. Planning Your Garden The first step to a great garden begins with proper planning…
If you love gardening, you’ll probably want to know some ways that you can make your landscape and flower arrangements even more beautiful. Here are a few feng shui garden tips that you’ll definitely want to use, no matter the size of your yard.
When it comes to feng shui, you should always think about color and the elements. Even when you’re planning flowers, you can represent each of the elements in the universe to grow a harmonious garden. Red, yellow or orange flowers will represent the fire element, while blue and purple flowers will give more of a calming, ‘water’ feel to your garden. You should also incorporate things like wood and water into your garden space, since it’s always an added benefit to have more than one actual element present in a feng shui space. Here are some additional ways to use color in your feng shui garden to attract specific energies around your home:
Lavender-this soft purple shade will beautify a feng shui garden and take away cravings, so you may want to grow a few close to the kitchen so you won’t be tempted to have unhealthy midnight snacks.
Tan-this is a great color to use in a family home, since the hue is supposed to decrease individualism and promote togetherness. Try planting these near the front door of your home as a reminder that your family should function as a collective unit.
Blue-self esteem and mystique are the qualities associated with this calming color. Try blue varieties of flowers in the backyard to enhance your meditation time, or use blue flowers in intimate parts of the home, such as the bedroom or family room.
Magenta-this bold pink color ignites your mental capacities, so don’t be surprised if you come up with a few great ideas while being exposed to this shade for long periods of time. If you are an artist or have a creative career, magenta flowers in your workspace are definitely a plus.
For more great feng shui secrets for your garden, be sure to visit your local florist, or arrange a meeting with an interior decorator in your area to find out which colors and arrangements are right for you. With a little help and a lot of creativity, you and your loved ones can create a feng shui garden that will welcome warm, positive energy into your home for years to come.