In the Far East a Feng Shui garden occupies a special place. To create a place of strength, it takes an essential prerequisite: the positive energy - the so-called Chi - must circulate freely.
Feng Shui can be realized in every garden, balcony or terrace and helps to increase energy and turn it into a place of regeneration, strength and peace. The purpose of Feng Shui is to produce the harmony between man and his environment.
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Belongs to the Wood element: tall plants will grow well here and climb the wall, but also bamboo and rather vigorous plants as clematis and purple verbasco, fit well in this area. The Wood is represented by straight and upwards lines . The typical Wood element is representated by colours green, light blue and turquoise. Very good is the combination with red (Wood feeds Fire). All colours and shapes of the Water element (Water nourishes Wood) are favorably influencing the effect of the energy flow in a garden oriented South East and East. The introduction of a Metal element (Metal exhaust Wood) , will balance the energy.
A garden facing East and South-East
This garden belongs to the Fire element. Plants will grow well upwards, with pointed leaves and thorns. The ideal colours are red, orange, pink, violet, fuchsia. As flowers should be chosen sunflowers, lilies and roses. The Fire element is represented by pointed, triangular, star shape and sharp edges forms. Finally, to balance these elements a desirable combination with Earth colors such as ocher, ivory and brown, and Wood materials and objects (Wood feeds Fire) a well as Water elements (Water switches off Fire).
GARDEN ORIENTED SOUTH
This garden belongs to the Earth element. Here the soil is more suitable for flat growing plants and bushes. The colours are yellow, ocher, brown, orange (pink and ivory). As Earth nourishes Metal, the suitable colours are gold, silver and white. Good plants are alyssum, broom stone and juniper. The Earth element is represented by square, rectangular, flat forms, low with a smooth surface. To balance the elements in the South West and North East can be used all colours, objects, materials and forms of the Fire element(Fire produces ash which becomes Earth) and Wood element (Wood exhausts Earth).
GARDEN ORIENTED SOUTH WEST AND NORTH EAST
It belongs to the Metal element. Here are appropriate growing plants with round, half-round and spherical shapes, with white, gray and gold (yellow) colours that will bring benefit to this part of the garden. With the combination of the water colour as the purple, you get an elegant shape and opportune plants with flowers like the evergreen boxwood (a round cut), the borage and daffodils. The Metal element is represented by round, circular, oval and cube shapes. To balance the elements it is recommended to use forms, objects, colours and materials of the Earth element (Earth produces Metal) and the Fire element(Fire melts the Metal).
GARDEN ORIENTED WEST AND NORTH WEST
This garden belongs to the Water element. Favorable plants for this type of garden are irregular shapes, with leaves and shoots of wave-shaped and irregular growth. The colours are blue, violet and black, combined with yellow and beige. The Water is represented by wavy and irregular shapes. Plants are the boxwood, medlar, Japanese cypress, contorted hazelnut and water plants. To balance the elements should be used forms, objects, colours and materials of the Metal element (Metal produces Water) and Earth element (Earth reduces water).
GARDEN ORIENTED NORTH