Simple Feng Shui Tips for Herb Garden

The power of Feng shui for an herb garden cannot be underestimated. Since ancient times, herbs were vital for the healing and used effectively as medicines. No matter the size and shape of your herb garden, you can implement the elements of this ancient methodology to bring serenity and spirituality in your garden. Here are some simple feng shui tips for a herb garden.

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Laurel-Wreath-with-Berries

Trees, shrubs and herbs are the source of oxygen, vitality and essence of life. They reduce the pollution and release fresh air which is crucial to life. Our forefathers used garden as a place to contemplate, meditate and relax. You can make the herb garden a heaven of peace and balance harnessing the therapeutic effects of feng shui.

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Natures-Garden-Fountain-Ivory-Green

Feng Shui Tips –

The principles of Feng shui have been widely used by many to enhance health and wealth. Though it is widely accepted in home and office, it hasn’t been popular for the gardens. Unfortunately when it comes to the lawn, backyard and patio garden, the elements of feng shui are neglected. Gardens are an important part of homes and therefore should be adopted in successful gardening more than ever.

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White-Lotus-Flower-Fountain-Outdoor

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Porcelain-Garden-Stool-Flower-Butterfly

 

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Magical-Feng-Shui-Wind-Chimes

Feng Shui pronounced fung schway is an ancient tradition and science practiced in China. It is a simple concept of applying the energies of the natural elements to objects. Several thousand years ago it originated from India and was customized by Chinese. You can find the presence in Zen gardens of Japan as well.

Let us try to understand the 5 key elements of Feng Shui and how it can influence our herb garden.

Wood – Wood symbolizes a new beginning and greenery. It also carries the message of peace and harmony. Using wood elements such as arbors, benches and garden planters will accentuate this feature of Feng shui. According to the principles of Fengshui, you can plant the lucky bamboo plant or use bamboo chimes to create the effect.

Fire – Fire element is represented by the fiery red colours of flowers and herbs. Fire element encourages happiness. You can plant herbs with red flowers and crimson colored foliage. Purple basil herb is a good candidate. Use outdoor fire-pits and lanterns to enhance the fire element.

Earth – This element symbolizes Mother Earth, anything pertaining to soil, natural elements such as clay pots, terracotta can be used to enhance the herb garden. Use stone and rock accents which are very popular in Zen gardens. The earth element represents stability and strength.

Metal – Metal element in Feng shui uses control and acceptance. It is also associated with resilience and enlightenment. Use metal sculptures and statues to enhance the effect of metal. The presence of metal chimes can be very soothing in the herb garden. Herbs with white flowers such as chives and lavender that gives purple blossoms are recommended.

Water – Water represents life on earth, without it there is no sign of vitality. Using a water feature for your herb garden is a good idea. According to the principles of Feng shui, a koi fish pond is considered auspicious. You can also use goldfish. Water feature is recommended because it also complements wild life like birds, butterflies, bees and dragonflies.

Avoid clutter, organize and plan the herb garden without using chemicals and artificial elements like plastic. Organic gardening and compost will make your herb garden free from toxic ingredients. Using Feng shui colours in your herb garden is also a way of energizing the ambiance.

You can use Bagua to orient the colorful herbs in your herb garden. Use curved pathways and natural elements in your herb garden. Evolve your herb garden to share the yin and yang by mixing and balancing the properties of natural elements. This way you are naturally aligning to the principles of feng shui.

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