Feng Shui gives you a multitude of ways to maximize your garden’s life-enhancing pleasures, whether you have a few plants on your windowsill or a full-fledged plot.
With Feng Shui’s Five Elements you can enhance specific energies depending on what you are seeking in your life right now. Are you looking for serenity — or vitality? Stability and balance – or flow and movement?
Here’s the guide you need for enhancing the Five Elements in your garden, to make the most of your life this spring.
How To Anchor The Five Elements In Your Garden
Wood, of course, is THE element of springtime. Wood is represented by the color green in Feng Shui – the color of life re-emerging after the long cold winter.
Wood represents ideas like new beginnings, growth, health and family, so if you’re looking to energize these parts of your life, put an emphasis on Wood.
Wooden furniture or containers, plants with a vertical, upright habit, columns as decorative accents – these are just a few ways to anchor the energy of Wood in your garden.
Are you ready to shine your light in the world? Then it’s time to bring in Fire, the element of passion, enthusiasm, and illumination.
Fire supports your efforts to be recognized for your strengths and talents, drawing attention to them with its warmth and light. You can add the Fire element to your garden with the color red – flowers, planters, decorative items.
One of my favorite ways to add Fire to a garden is with a birdfeeder that attracts lively, colorful visitors.
If birds or the color red aren’t your thing, use décor with triangular or pointy shapes that evoke fire, or add candles or good lighting that literally light up your world. If you have the space, set up a barbecue or fire pit!
Looking to slow down, smell the roses, breathe deeply and calmly? Add serenity and soulful nourishment to your life with the Earth element.
Earth brings you into the receptive, loving embrace of Mother Earth, giving you a sense of stability and groundedness.
Your garden is planted in the earth, of course, but other ways to enhance this important element in your garden could include ceramic tiles (to create a new life path, perhaps?), items in the color yellow, and broad horizontal surfaces that evoke a planting field.
When you’re ready to sharpen your thinking, get organized and bring your focus to the future, bring Metal into your garden.
The bright and shiny objects of the Metal element are also associated with a sense of childlike joy. Besides things made of metal, this element is associated with rounded items from circles to arches to ovals, and with whitish colors.
In your garden, think about pale-colored flowers, archways and silvery gazing balls – just for starters!
Water brings a sense of spiritual reflection and flow into your life.
Water is the element to enhance when you’re feeling stuck because it evokes your capacity for truth-seeking and courage, enabling you to sail forth bravely into a new day.
Add Water to your garden with fountains or birdbaths, a small pond or meandering stream. Dark colors and sinuous patterns evoke this mysterious element, which is so important for keeping a sense of movement in your life.
Don’t have a garden? Check out my article about enhancing your indoor space with the best Feng Shui houseplants.
Garden or no garden, if you’re looking for ways to enhance your life this Spring, I can help.
Please give me a call at 646-382-3878 just as soon as you feel ready to make the changes you’ve been dreaming about.