The topic Feng Shui is very exciting and inexhaustible. So far, we have focused on the interiors of the house. Now it is time to take the garden under the pulpit and make it so that the chi can flow freely and harmoniously.
As you strengthen the positive forces in your garden, the negative avoidance and the harmony of the five elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire, we explain the happy. The focus is on the antipodes Yin and Yang, which must be in balance with each other to create harmony. Therefore, the balance between sunny and shady corners in the garden, free and dense areas as well as busy and quiet places can be found. The orientation of the garden is also particularly important because it determines which of the five elements prevails. In Feng Shui gardening, certain colors, materials, shapes and plants are assigned to them.
East and southeast-facing gardens are part of the wood. That is why tall, slender, climbing and branched plants such as bamboo grow especially well here. For a southern garden with the element Freur plants with pointed leaves, spines and thorns such as roses are recommended. If the compass direction is south-west or north-east and the element is earth, flat-growing and ground-pointing plant species such as stone herbs (Alyssum) are very well suited. West and northwest-facing gardens belong to the element of metal. Therefore, plants grow here with spherical, round or semi-circular shape like flowering plants. If the garden belongs to the element of water and has flown out to the north, plants with wavy leaves and shoots as well as irregular growth like boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) will feel well. However, the most important requirement when designing the Feng Shui garden is balance. A bit of everything, nothing too much - so easy is the balance to achieve.
A nine-part grid, the so-called Bagua, divides the garden into different areas, each of which is assigned to specific life themes. These are wealth, fame, partnership, family, children, knowledge, career and friends. With the help of this grid, one gets an overview of where exactly one can intervene to effect change for the better. You will learn more about this here ,