If you feel that there is something missing in the enjoyment of your garden, it could be because you have not considered the principles of Feng Shui. This ancient design concept is all about arranging the different elements of your garden in a harmonious relationship. I found this article by Felder Rushing over at hgtvgardens which explains how you can apply Feng Shui principles to your garden.
Too many good gardeners feel unfulfilled in their landscapes, for one simple reason: A lack of good feng shui.
Feng shui (pronounced ?fung-shway?) is not a nasty word, or a religion, or anything of the sort; it is simply the ancient art of good placement, indoors and out. It is the practice of situating objects so they are comfortable, relaxing and soothing. And what?s objectionable about feeling good?
Anxious to bring feng shui into your unruly garden? Follow some key principles to bring harmony to your green space.
This ancient design concept isn?t really very complicated; it?s simply a few easy principles used to create pleasing, harmonious arrangements. If you can assume that there are universal energies flowing around us at all times, feng shui (which means the flow of ?wind? and ?water?) tries to attract or maximize those which are good, and minimize those which are bad.
Feng shui works with, not against, nature, and takes into consideration many different elements.
It encourages the use and balance of the five natural elements or forces: Wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Examples of each element include live plants, an outdoor fireplace or chiminea (or a grouping of red- and yellow-colored plants), terra cotta or clay pots, large stones, a water feature of any type, and metal sculptures or wind chimes. Try to balance the size and placement of these elements so that none is more dominant than the others.
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