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Feng Shui is the ancient art of placement. Basically, if you place your belongings in the correct position in any physical environment, the residents of the area will invite balance and harmony into their lives. Incorporate the philosophy of Feng Shui into your garden.

The art of Feng Shui divides any environment into eight sectors known as trigrams. Each trigram is represented by a compass direction and specific characteristics. Use the trigram as a guide when designing your garden.

Feng Shui Garden Designs

1) North

  • Represents: Career
  • Element: Water
  • Shapes: Waves and Curves
  • Colour: Blue and Black
  • Cures: Ponds, waterfalls, fountains, metal accents, silver plants, metal chimes

2) Northeast

  • Represents: Knowledge
  • Element: Earth
  • Shapes: Flat, square or rectangular shapes
  • Colour: Turquoise and Beige
  • Cures: Rocks, stone statues, stone benches, rock garden, ceramics, terra cotta planters or wall decorations

3) East

  • Represents: Family
  • Element: Wood
  • Shapes: Columns, tall rectangular shapes
  • Colour: Green, Beige
  • Cures: Trees, herbs, decks, wood furniture, fountains

4) South

  • Represents: Fame and Future
  • Element: Fire
  • Shapes: Pointed and triangular shapes
  • Colour: Red, Orange, and Blue
  • Cures: Outdoor lights, barbeque, fire pit, triangular decorations or triangular flower shapes, and wood furniture

5) West

  • Represents: Children and Creativity
  • Element: Metal
  • Shapes: Circles and arches
  • Colour: White and Metallic
  • Cures: Children’s play area, area for your hobby interests, metal decorations, wrought iron furniture, and metal wind chimes

6) Southeast

  • Represents: Wealth and Abundance
  • Element: Wood
  • Shapes: Columns, tall rectangular shapes
  • Colour: Green and Purple
  • Cures: Fruit trees, vegetable garden, flowers, decks, and pond

7) Southwest

  • Represents: Personal Relationships
  • Element: Earth
  • Shapes: Low and flat square surfaces
  • Colour: Yellow, Pink, and Beige
  • Cures: Plants in pairs, two lounge chairs, pink flowers, earth items in multiples of two

8) Northwest

  • Represents: Travel and Helpful People
  • Element: Metal
  • Shapes: Circle and Arches
  • Colour: White, Grey, and Metallic
  • Cures: Metal Wind chimes, metal archway, wrought iron, and metal decorations

Garden Paths

  1. Pathway should gently meander to the front door.
  2. Straight pathways create negative chi.
  3. Soften by using plantings of flowers in colours such as blue, pink, green, white and yellow.
  4. Front door should not be wider than the pathway leading up to the door.
  5. Deflect poison arrows also known as sha chi by planting trees or hedges between your home and the poison arrow.
  6. Poison arrows are only dangerous if visible.
  7. Traffic in front of the home should be light or steady but not busy.

Trees

  1. Do not place too close to each other and thin them to allow the sun to shine brightly on your property.
  2. Avoid trees with sharp pointed leaves. Ideal plants and trees have rounded leaves.
  3. Trees behind a property offer protection.
  4. Place two trees on either side of the door for protection. The trees should not hide the home from the street but rather as an accent.
  5. Trees represent wealth, prosperity, and abundance, therefore it is important to keep them healthy and strong.
Kayleen Hoard
Kayleen Hoard
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