Where Do I Put What?
In Feng Shui there are general directions guidelines as what elements and specific shapes are best suited in various directions.
In order to take advantage of this knowledge you need to first understand what compass direction your garden falls into. (For those of you who have never used a compass visit our article tab at Blue Avalon and download the instructions!)
Once you have established your compass you can use this general guideline!
The sector of Career is well suited for the colours of blue, black, whites, creams and greys. So any array of flowers in these colours is ideal. North is also the water element so birdbaths, water features and symbolic water figures such as fish, or a tortoise all work well, Any ornament in metal - including furniture (in particular a round table) will work nicely as well.
The sector of learning & spirituality thrives on metallic colours as well as pinks & yellows! A perfect space for a quiet meditation area and complimented by lights, spiritual figures (Buddha), terracotta pots, rockery, stones, gravel and of course a backyard barbecue!
The sector of Family & Health always does well surrounded by plenty of green and thrives on tall trees and beautiful bamboo! Any wooden structure, furniture, decking , fencing or trellis helps strengthen this area. An excellent space for a garden dragon!
The sector of wealth, prosperity and abundance thrives in greens and blues. Water features, small evergreens, shrubs or lawn works well. Enrich this area with a frog or fish statue as well!
The sector of Fame & Recognition this area thrives in a sea of red, orange and purple flowers! Add plenty of patio or garden lights and keep this area well lit! Another great area to put your barbecue. Symbolic birds or roosters are good here as well.
The sector of relationships & romance is strengthened with the use of reds, pinks and yellows. A beautiful place for a hidden garden using earth, stone and metal ornaments. Use symbolic paired statues of lovers or birds.
The sector of Children & creativity is ideal for using metallic of silver, gold and bronze. Clean fresh whites can blend easily with pinks and yellows as well. Fragrant flowers are best!
The sector of helpful people encourages colours similar to the west so use white, and metallic and enhance the area with cobblestones, gravel and symbolic items of protectors or warriors!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fay Chapple is an International Feng Shui Expert, award winning Interior Decorator and Life Coach, and is Principal of the award winning Home & Life Design Firm Blue Avalon.
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