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Creating a Feng Shui healing garden

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Get your garden ready as we come into spring
A garden says a great deal to you as you pass it just like inside the home it is also just a reflection. An empty garden shows loneliness and possibly finances are limited, while a garden is overgrown shows your life as overwhelming and busy. Always ask yourself what your garden is saying to you? A garden should create a sense of inner peace. Providing nurturing and support for our lives. The earth is the mother on which the creative power of life is made. The soil, flowers and plants and wildlife are the earth’s gifts for us to honor, cherish and enjoy.
Its nice for the occupants to be able to hear flowing water and birdsong in the garden. These sounds are wonderful to hide the sounds of road traffic other such noises that are not good to hear. The use of herbs in your garden adds color and life; they also contain medicinal properties that have been used for centuries, plant herbs such as basil, Jasmine, lavender and rosemary.
Spending time in your garden brings us closer to the nurturing and healing power of mother nature. It truly is an honor to spend time in the garden and connect with the land and soil as you do send care and love the garden will give that back to you through pure beauty, smells and nourishment. Allow your garden to grow naturally without using chemicals and fertilizers.

Your garden can provide a sacred space for friends and family to gather and connect. The pathways should flow like a meandering stream not a straight road, Avoid dead end paths and complex formations.
Landscaping should be given love regularly not to get overgrown, cover walkways or entry, or shadow the house. Keep the garden well maintained. Always keep garbage cans hidden. Clear clutter from garden sheds and have the necessary shelving to keep all the tools and equipment organized.

Balance the five elements fire, earth, water, wood, and metal into the landscaping that harmonizes and balances your garden. Choose plants that are plentiful and look rich and vibrant. Great colors are plants with red, purple and royal blue flowers. Plant flowers with soft leaves, and avoid plants with thorns, spines or pointy leaves especially by the front entrance area this will keep away the positive energy.

Invite wildlife to your garden by adding birdbaths, fountains and bird feeders. Consider planting flowers which attract humming birds and butterflies and keep artificial birds, wildlife and butterflies to a bare minimum. A water feature is always a great addition; it must be positioned in the correct location for enhancement. The best locations are in the East and Southwest corners. Very important to keep it clean and make sure it flows either in a 360 degree pattern, or towards the house.

We love to have trees in the garden however make sure they are not placed in a direct line with any entrances, especially the main entrance this will block the energy from entering your home. Try to keep a balance of yin and yang (dark and light) when thinking of the trees. Avoid trees that will completely block the light. Too much of anything is not good. Again, balance is the key. Have a beautiful view from every window and door this gives a feeling of pure abundance and joy
Your garden can be a perfect retreat for you to enjoy it.

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