Continuing with this week’s garden theme, I was happy to hear from Jane who reminded me about how the shape of plants can help create good Feng Shui in a garden.
In fact the shapes of the plants are an ideal way to balance Feng Shui’s Five Elements (without having to plant one single colorful flower!).
The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. (Here’s a short article about the Five Elements if you’d like to learn more.)
Each element is associated with a specific shape that’s easy to cultivate in your garden.
The Wood element is symbolized by tall, columnar shapes: trees and tall plants, for example.
Fire can be represented with triangular leaves, and Earth with plants that have a more squarish shape.
Metal, one of the elements associated with your finances, is associated with round shapes. (This is why the round-leafed jade plant is often called the “money plant.”)
And Water can be symbolized with sinuous shapes, like vines.
What are some of your ideas for bringing Feng Shui into your garden? Pictures are welcome 🙂