Friday, June 22, 2012

Feng Shui With Gardens

If your home is considered the "heart" of your property, the garden is considered the "aura". Your garden is your personal passport into nature. It keeps you connected to the rhythms of life, while replenishing and sustaining the Chi that meanders through your home. Whether a flower or vegetable garden, vibrant nature in your yard attracts vibrant Chi into your home.

When applicable, use gardens and landscaping to complete the shape of your home. If your home is not a complete square or rectangle anchor the missing areas with a pleasing combination of trees, flowerbeds, garden sculptures, large rocks, decks, patios, fencing, lighting, specialty gardens and water features. There is no end to what you can do and the missing area becomes an enhancing outdoor area.

Make sure you have an attractive view from every window and door. Be nourished by a lovely view each time you look out. Camouflage or screen unsightly views with trees, trellises with climbing vines, and hanging gardens. An inspirational place to rest the eye is a gift you give yourself every day.

In the pictures you'll see red flowers with a whimsical border the fame area,  a red mirror added to the love corner reflecting a bistro set with two chairs, and a bicycle planter used as a greeter at the entrance. Have fun with the palette that flowers provide!