If you are familiar with the principles of Feng Shui you will know that it involves the five elements of Fire, Water, Metal, Earth and Wood and that the design requires the garden to be divided into nine energy zones. On the other hand if this is new to you then read on below where you will find a detailed explanation and a list of plants that are suitable for a Feng Shui garden. I came across this article on the Balcony Garden Web site.
Start with the parts of your garden you would like to change, grow the Feng Shui plants there and apply the principles given below and see how it works.
What is Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an art of reaching harmony in life, a practice that comes from the China. It is believed that if a place (home, garden, office or anywhere) is arranged according to the Feng Shui guidelines it remains, prosperous, peaceful and harmonious.
Principles of a Feng Shui Garden
A Feng Shui garden is a garden that is arranged in 9 areas or zones. Each represents a universe, a realm of life through forms, objects and colors. The Feng Shui garden must respect nature and be in harmony with it.
The 5 Elements
In Feng Shui, there are five basic elements? Fire, Water, Metal, Earth and Wood. They maintain harmony in the world around us and influence our lives. Therefore, in the feng shui garden?design, these five elements must have to be in order in their zones.
According to the Feng Shui practice, the garden (or a home) must be divided into the nine energy zones. Draw a free-flowing square similar to the shape of your garden and divide that square into 9 equal parts.
The map will begin from your garden gate, consider the direction of your gate as North and align?the feng shui map (bagua) according to it. The central area or zone will be called Tai Chi (the source of energy and life). The other eight areas or zones will surround?this.
Go to the next page to discover how to divide your garden into the nine Feng Shui Zones.