Bagua is the energy map used for feng shui. Each section of your garden or home is categorized around certain elements and aspects of your life that you want to develop. Feng shui encourages balanced living and positive chi to bring in auspicious energy into your household.
Wood is one of the easiest to pull off elements in a feng shui garden. Wood is about the lovely colors that come into the world during spring. The element's main color is green. A garden rich in this element will have lush plants, tall trees, gorgeous columns, vine-covered-trellises, and fruits.
Adding the earth element into your garden will give it more structure, serenity, and purpose. Zen gardens are a popular way to boost earth energy in feng shui. Earth represents your health, knowledge, longevity, and legacy. You can add rock elements into your space with rocks, pottery, art and more.
Water in feng shui symbolizes abundance. You want water to flow with ease, to be clean, to have good air quality, and to be a healthy color. Water symbolizes your relationship to money. It acts as a mirror to your financial decisions and how you have stabilized your life or come into chaos
Metal feng shui adds creativity to your garden space. Metal traditionally represents purification and refinement. It is the element that connects heaven with earth. Metal is frequently used for gardening tools, so you'll want to consider where you can store those. Metal is a fun element to explore.
Designing a garden can be challenging. Following the principles of fire feng shui can bring back some energy, color, and movement into the yard. Fire feng shui is easy to bring out with red plants, shapes, and solar lights. The yard should have elements that spark the imagination and promote energy.
The Leo based garden will look to trends in July and August. The design will incorporate lion statues, Sun art, fire pits, bold pathways, and plenty of space for yard games. The flowers will be big, bold, and beautiful. The vegetables and fruits will be colorful, and there will be plenty of spices.
Simple how-to make a rain garden for homeowners. No power tools or plumbing alterations are needed to make an eco-friendly plant-filled depression in your property for rainwater to temporarily accumulate before being absorbed into the ground, allowing soil's natural filtration to work.
This garden was created to honor and remember my beloved son, Richard L. Jacobs, whose life was taken by a senseless brutal murder on March 27, 2015. Through this beauty, we remember and share with the world what a beautiful human being was lost that horrible fateful day. We will love him always.
Learn about the top five low-maintenance ground coverings that'll add a romantic touch to your garden!
Many people don't know the value of the plants around them. Do you see a dandelion as a weed spoiling the look of your lawn, or as a wild herb packed with vitamins? Everything in nature has a purpose.
Before you consider installing a grass lawn, consider the many benefits of clover.
"Better Homes and Gardens" magazine has been inspiring gardeners for decades. A visit to the magazine's test garden in Des Moines provides a real-life look at some great garden design ideas.
Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site prior to selecting plants: you must determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.
Inspiration for your gargoyle garden. This hub displays a range of gargoyle statues that you can purchase for your home or garden.
Water and its symbolism in a Japanese garden holds much meaning. To me, it makes the garden all the more a work of art the more I learn about it. Here, I talk about some of the symbolism found in Japanese gardening, particularly water.
Learn to make decorative ice gems in five easy steps. Includes step-by-step instructions and images. Ice gems are a fun, easy craft for adults and kids alike, and are a wonderful conversation starter. Add flair and an artistic touch to your winter garden this year!
Add a prehistoric accent to your gardens and landscape with an ambling pathway of DIY dinosaur tracks. This article includes photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions.
Designing a landscape that matches the type of climate you live in can save lots of money spent on dead plants, fertilizer, pesticides, and water. Here are several climate factors to consider when you plant.
Brick pavers are one of the most attractive and distinctive materials for hardscaping and landscape design. With the proper care, maintenance, and the occasional repair, brick pavers will provide a long service life in any landscaping design.
In my part of Europe, a new type of garden is coming up—a vintage garden! It is an idea that values reuse, recycling, and also quality.
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
Flower Chick's Zone 5 & 6 gardening advice. Easy-care roses, shrubs, vines, flowers, vegetables, and more that thrive in Zone 5 & 6 conditions in Illinois and other states.
Here are photos of 15 varieties of magnolia trees and shrubs I've come across in my home state of Ohio. I hope you'll find them useful in your own identification efforts or purchase considerations.