Thursday, November 4, 2021

Preparing Your Feng Shui Garden for the Zen of Spring – Plant Bulbs

I just planted over fifty tulip bulbs in front entrance. I love their representation of life. Nothing says spring like a field of vibrant tulips. You plant them, cover them with rich soil and wait. Under the ground while other flowers sleep, these bulbs are busy coming to life. 


                                                                     The Zen of Spring


Flowering bulbs have an advantage over flowering plants as the can store energy from one growing season to the next. They have everything then need to thrive. 


And then comes spring and you can watch them peer out from the ground and spread their wings. It’s a joy to behold to watch them bloom. You can then enjoy them in your garden or use them for beautiful cut arrangements in your home. 




Did you know that flowers bring nature into your home, enhance your health, help calm your mind and improve your attitude?  When I work with flowers on a weekly basis in my Flower arranging classes I immediately feel energized and more centered. Walking into the room with 15 people creating arrangements; taking in the scents and viewing the array of colors brings joy to my life. Then I have the added benefit of displaying a gorgeous flower arrangement in my home on an ongoing basis. 

Flowers are amongst the strongest of the Feng Shui enhancements because they are directly related to the Health, Friends and Family Area of your home (left middle area). If you are dealing with health issues, you want to put fresh flowers or floral representation in that area. 

Just like everything in Feng Shui flowers can uplift the Ch’i if beautiful and healthy, or deplete it if sick, dusty or depleting. If your plants begin to wilt and look sickly, move them on and replace them with vibrant healthy ones.  Artificial plants always need to be kept clean and dust free to have the same uplifting effect.

Think of the qualities of the Bagua areas you want to enhance and use flower colors to enrich the enhancement: Red flowers at an entrance for Career, white for the Helpful People or Children and Creativity areas, yellow for the Center, pinks or reds for Love, purple for Wealth. Use the beauty of nature to paint a palette of colorful enhancements in your home.

Plant your bulbs now and enjoy the glory of spring!