Feng Shui Tips: Gardens & Window Boxes
Create a beautiful outdoor sanctuary and reap the benefits of improved health, happiness, and prosperity with a Feng Shui design. The term “Feng Shui” comes from the Chinese words for wind and water, which represent the elements of nature that optimally should be in harmony with each other. Through this ancient practice, you can design a garden space that creates elements in harmony and turns them into positive energy. When designing a Feng Shui Garden, start with an assessment of the existing environment. Take into consideration factors like sunlight, wind direction, and building orientation to ensure that the elements are in harmony. Next, create a plan for the garden’s layout that incorporates features like pathways, water features, plants, trees, seasonal blossoms, and other natural components. Planning a design for a Feng Shui Garden is not only an aesthetically pleasing way to enjoy your outdoor space; it is also a great way to bring you peace, abundance, light exercise, and a hands-on connection to nature.
Purchase or DIY
When looking to add a touch of charm to the front of your home, window boxes are an ideal solution. Not only do they add beauty, but they also bring amazing Feng Shui energies into play. Whether you purchase a window box at a local nursery or decide to take a hands-on approach, adding color and life energy to your front door is a positive step towards creating a happy home. If you are a DIY enthusiast, window boxes can be created with simple materials that can be found at most hardware stores or even online. The simple list of supplies that you will need includes wood panels, screws/nails, paint/stain, soil, and plants. Assemble the panels to create the window boxes. Then, paint, stain or go natural and fill your box with soil and plants. Place them by your front door to bring the energizing powers of Feng Shui into your home. The vitality of positive life-force Chi will be felt by all who walk by your beautiful window boxes, enter your home, and distribute this optimistic, supportive energy indoors. Happy planting!
Debra Duneier is the Founder and President of EcoChi, LLC, a Feng Shui Master Practitioner, an accredited LEED® Green Associate and Certified Eco-Designer. Debra is the creator of the EcoChi® system of design and the award winning author of EcoChi: Designing the Human Experience, released September, 17th 2011. Her training, background and perspective have made her a resource on topics including: Feng Shui, Green Design and Sustainability and Wellness, for media outlets including Martha Stewart Radio, Brokers Weekly, Social Life Magazine, Barons.com, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, Sierra Club, The Huffington Post and the Associated Press. In addition to her EcoChi design consulting business, Debra is a keynote speaker and also runs workshops and seminars for a variety of corporations and trade organizations. She finds grounding in nature, friends and family in her North Fork, Long Island home in New York.
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