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Feng Shui plants

Feng Shui plants and planting rules really are quite simple. Each plant should be chosen carefully in regard to the specific feature we wish to introduce.

We need to think of terms of the colour, size and form of each individual plant, and how they will look side by side.

The planting should also blend in with the topography of the surrounding area. We may slightly change this where we want to make a definite statement to the contrary.

You may live in an area that has identical buildings and garden settings that have evolved into a particular style. You may feel happiest following the same patterns. Or you may choose to follow changes featured in Taoism. Feng Shui's roots run deep.

Individual expression is very important in garden design. From it, we ourselves develop.

When planting, the needs of plants should be considered in terms of aspect, soil type, temperature and spacing.

There is no point attempting to nurture a plant in clay soils when it requires a sandy soil, doing so will only develop disappointment in the garden.

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Feng Shui plants for visual impact

Flowers- Camelia, Ginger, Magnolia, Orchid, Peony, Forsythia

Fruits- Crab apple, Fig, Quince, Plum (stone fruits)

Leaves- Weeping willow, Maple, Palm, Privet, Myrtle

Seeds- Physalis, Everlasting pea, Eryngium,

The Seasons and Feng Shui plants

The garden should have an all year round influence and interesting features that are created from the plants themselves. We should be able to view the season changes from inside the house and various vantage points in the garden.

Within each season it is considered desirable that each stage of the plants development should be represented - flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and bark.

Right: The Australian native Lemon Myrtle tree in seasonal flower

The trees

Trees are used to enhance a space, to obscure unwelcome features, and balance other features in the garden. In ancient China, trees were regarded as having special powers. We are now more aware of their importance to our ecological systems. Trees are the lungs of the world. They stabilize soils, and keep the water tables balanced.

Trees need to be planted meticulously to reflect a number of philosophical principles as follows:

  • 1. Trees should be allowed to grow to their natural shape, since this depicts their true beauty.
  • 2. A single tree can be admired for its bark, its seeds, its leaves and its blossoms.
  • 3. Groups of trees should be in odd numbers,e.g. 3's and 5's. Also, planting in odd shapes is better than straight lines.
  • 4. Trees with branches that grow horizontally, such as, Grevillea Robusta Folia, Cedar or Spruce should be planted alone.
  • 5. Upright trees, plants such as Bamboo or Cypress, should not be planted alongside tree with horizontal branches.
  • 6. Weeping and pendulous trees, like Willow or Birch, do not mix with those bearing horizontal branches.
  • 7. Only trees such as Oak or Elm and certain rainforest species, are suitable for mass planting.
  • 8. Trees with unique shapes, such as Yew and Plane, should be planted alone.
  • 9. To create natural ecosystems that attract wildlife, plant indigenous species from your local area.

    Feng Shui Garden Design

    Feng Shui garden design offers us the opportunity to connect with the Natural World. Through it, we can form a partnership with all living things, and live and work with and among them. In doing so, we come into balance and harmony and our own well being is enhanced.

    One of the most famouse plants of Feng Shui plants is the Jade Plant The Jade Tree or Money Plant is regarded as an auspicious plant because its succulent dark green leaves resemble pieces of jade or coins, thereby representing, Earth or Metal energy, and these add nourishment and stability.

    The Earth Chi helps strenghten relationships. The Jade Plant also signifies Wood energy or growth.

    Placement

    East for family health, harmony and initiation of projects, scholarly pursuits; Southeast for enhancing wealth.

    West for creativity or children luck.

    Northwest for the luck of teachers, mentors and finding creatively helpful people.

    Five Elements Gardening

    Welcome to Five Elements Gardening ! This link is full of wonderful information, which will give you an insight into Feng Shui Gardening. Enjoy!

    What is Feng Shui

    Evidence shows that Feng shui existed and has been practiced for 2000 years in China. Literally translated , Feng means "Wind" and Shui means "Water", but this gives little insight into the broad application of this science.

    Asian garden ornament design using Feng Shui principles

    A garden is a place where we can really display our ingenuity. In it, we can arrange wonderful backdrops using art and ornament. Real fun. And this is particularly so if these backdrops have been created by ourselves.

    Willow figures and wire sculpture are very popular, and have flowing lines which can bring a garden to life. "Mosaics may be used as decorative features on pots and set into patios, pools and walls to bring vibrant colours into the garden".

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