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You stroll out into your backyard. You see a tangle of overgrown shrubs, a lawn that needed to be mowed yesterday, and a series of rosebushes minus the roses. Or maybe you’ve just taken possession of your brand-new house in a brand-new subdivision, and when you step out the back door, all you see is a vista of sod – and in the far distance, the neighbor’s sapling. Either way, you know that you want to do something to your yard, and soon. But you’re not quite sure what or how.
Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies has the answer. This ancient Chinese philosophy of design can be applied to any room, building, or outdoor space, and it doesn’t require burning incense or belief in bizarre, esoteric ideas. Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies is for you if you
- Have a yard, garden, or piece of outdoor space
- Know that your surroundings influence how you feel
- Want to design a friendly, welcoming outdoor space
Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies is organized so that the information is easy to find and easy to use. Each part of the book relates to a general topic. You'll discover information about:
- Understanding the principles of Feng Shui, to give you some hints about getting the energy flowing in your garden (can you feel those good vibes?)
- Getting started on your Feng Shui garden, by choosing an auspicious (favorable) location for your garden, creating positive energy with your plants, and raising the energy by inviting wildlife into it
- Creating a theme garden, such as an aromatherapy garden, hummingbird garden, butterfly garden, or Zen garden. You'll also gain insight into gardening in tight spaces such as patios, rooftops, and courtyards
Feng Shui is just a way of looking at the world and shaping your environment to be pleasing and welcoming to you. You don’t even have to believe in it for it to work. But it does work. Let this book show you how.
Design a garden or landscape from the ground up
Use simple, step-by-step Feng Shui techniques to achieve balance and harmony
This guide shows you how to get the energy flowing with inexpensive solutions for designing around a theme, creating good chi with plants, and balancing the Five Elements.
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
- Place elements such as color, special plants, and water statues
- Work with tight spaces such as rooftops, balconies, and patios
- Increase the abundance and prosperity of your garden
- Create more success and good health in your life
Design a garden or landscape from the ground up Use simple, step-by-step Feng Shui techniques to achieve balance and harmony This guide shows you how to get the energy flowing with inexpensive solutions for designing around a theme, creating good chi with plants, and balancing the Five Elements. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English ' Get in, get out' information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: Place elements such as color, special plants, and water statues Work with tight spaces such as rooftops, balconies, and patios Increase the abundance and prosperity of your garden Create more success and good health in your life
This title for gardeners shows readers how to observe the natural patterns, energies, and protectors at work around them and make use of them for their own benefit. It includes a colour insert, charts, and an illustrated garden plan to apply feng shui principles.
About the Author
Jennifer Lawler is the author of Martial Arts For Dummies and the coauthor of ASVAB For Dummies.
Holly Ziegler is a real estate broker, Feng Shui instructor and consultant, and coauthor of Feng Shui Your Workspace For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Planting the Seeds of Feng Shui: Principles of Feng Shui.
Chapter 1: Digging into Feng Shui Gardening.
Chapter 2: Laying the Groundwork for Feng Shui.
Chapter 3: Feng Shui’s Balancing Act.
Chapter 4: Designing Your Garden to Attract Good Chi.
Part II: Getting Started on Your Feng Shui Garden.
Chapter 5: Designing the Garden of Your Dreams.
Chapter 6: Putting Feng Shui to Work in Your Garden.
Chapter 7: Growing the Natural Way.
Chapter 8: Preparing a Garden for All Seasons.
Chapter 9: Gardening by Energy Level — Yours!
Part III: Harvesting the Blessings of Feng Shui.
Chapter 10: Choosing Plants for Your Garden.
Chapter 11: Attracting Wildlife to Enhance Good Chi.
Chapter 12: Making Your Garden More Feng Shui.
Part IV: Thematically Speaking: Feng Shui and Theme Gardens.
Chapter 13: Aromatherapy–Herbal Garden.
Chapter 14: Hummingbird Garden.
Chapter 15: Butterfly Garden.
Chapter 16: Zen Garden.
Chapter 17: Taoist Garden.
Chapter 18: Kitchen Garden.
Chapter 19: Confined Spaces: Roofs, Patios, and Courtyards.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Increase Abundance in Your Garden.
Chapter 21: Ten Cures for Chi Flow Problems in the Garden.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Create Harmony in the Garden.