Ultimate Magic Garden -
Feng Shui in Every Corner of Your Garden
is the season to start planting seeds for the future. For
me, the ultimate Magic Garden would be planted using the Feng
Shui bagua as a guideline for the boundaries of the plot
and incorporate flowers herbs and plants that correspond to
each significant direction.
thing I would suggest, is to mark off your garden (or balcony
full of pots) as a square (or as close to a square as you
can get it) and determine the directions -- north, south,
east and west. Then use the rough guideline below, taking
into account your climate and seasons to know what to plant
where to bring you health, wealth, peace, guidance, happiness
and protection. You don¹t have to incorporate all the
suggestions below of course -- just a couple of touches here
in there might do wonders.
Southern corner of your garden governs recognition and fame.
The flowers you plant there should be predominantly red in
color. Red and pinks should be main theme, although there
well be flowers in there included for properties besides color.
Flowers that bring you fame: poppies, roses, bluebells, violets.
Trees: Cherry, orange. Foilage: Holly, hazel, heather and
all ferns. Herbs: Star anise, veviter. Trees: .Produce: strawberries,
leeks, chili peppers. This corner also represents the Fire
element so it is a good area to string up lights, put the
barbeque or have a little hearth for fire.
Southwestern corner governs marriage prospects and marital
The predominant flower color should be yellow. Flowers for
emotional security: daffodils, lillies, tulips, asters, bleeding
hearts, daisies, roses, gardenia, lavender, orchid, poppy,
primrose, periwinkle, hyacinth, trilliums, violet, geranium.
Trees: Magnolia Fig, Willow, Olive Elm, Plum,Foilage: Myrtle,
rye, witch grass, juniper, chickweed. Herbs: basil, marjoram,
dill, mint, rosemary, thyme. Produce: Ginger, endive, raspberries,
tomatoes. This area represents Big Earth so it is a good place
to put a stone statue or a large rock or boulder.
Western corner governs children and fertility.
The predominant flowers should be yellow and white. Flowers:
Lavender, Cyclamen, Lily of the Valley, Morning Glory Trees:
Oak, olive, banana, apple pine Foilage; Hawthorne Herbs:Mustard,
catnip. Produce: Beans, carrots, cucumbers, grape, mustard.
This area is known as Small Metal and would benefit from some
windchimes or small silvery objects that catch the sun.
Northwestern corner governs helpful people or mentors.
The predominamt flower color should be white yellow and orange.
Flowers: Passion flower, sweetpea, Sunflower, Iris, carnation
Trees: Lemon, peach, beech, walnut Foilage: Rowan, Myrtle,
dogwod, clover Herbs: Pennyroyal, lemon balm, sage Produce:
peppers, fennel, pumpkins, squash. This corner is called "Big
Metal" so it is a good place to put table and chairs
to invite the help into your life.
North corner governs career prospects.
The flowers here should be predominately dark purple or blue.
Flowers that boost career: Camellia, honeysuckle, jasmine,
periwinkle, poppy, trillium, snapdragons, dandelion. Trees:
Orange, elder, apple, oak, maple, poplar Foilage: bromeliads,
myrtle, Irish moss (all mosses), ferns Herbs: dill, goldenseal,
mint Produce: cashews rice, grapes, onions, oats,peas, wheat.
This direction represents water, so it is the ideal place
to put a fountain or pool. Add fish to it and double your
Northeast corner governs education and wisdom.
The flowers here should be predominatly yellow and orange.
Flowers: jasmine, marigold, roses, iris , sunflower. Trees:
peach, bohdi, acacia Foilage: bracken, all grasses,flax Herbs:
borage, eyebright, peppermint, saffron, thyme, rosemary, caraway,
rue, savory, mint Produce: celery, onons, grapes. This area
is "Small Earth" so it is good for a rock garden,
a small altar or a birdbath.
East governs family relationships and health.
The foilage here should mainly be green and filled with bush
or trees. Flowers are: loosestrife, meadowsweet, morning glory,
violet, daisies, hostas Trees: all trees especially pines
and spruces, Magnolia, Elder Foilage: Witchgrass, purslane,
tobacco, hemp, hops Herbs: Lavender, scullcap, vervain, linden,
sage Produce: avocado, rhubarb, rye. This area is called Big
Wood which is why it is good to have at least one big tree
there or a tree house.
Southeast governs wealth and prosperity and should be as green
and lush as possible.
Flowers that bring wealth: Camelia, golden rod, helorope,
honeysuckle, trillum Trees: all fruit trees, pecan, walnut,
oak, pine Foilage: all bromelaids, mosses and ferns Herbs
basil, clover, dill, mint, vervaine Produce: lettuce, corn,
peas, oats, onions. This area is known as Small Wood and would
be augmented by windmills, a swing or another structure made
of wood (preferably one that moves to circulate energy.)
the Feng Shui bagua for your garden planning creates an outdoor
space in harmony with nature where you can relax and enjoy
the beneficial flow of energy you've helped to create.
Sam Steven's metaphysical articles have been published in
many high-standing newspapers and she has published several
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