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Creating an Auspicious Garden to nourish your inner feng shui
by Phillip Lim
than rearranging your interiors and placing feng shui enhancers through
one’s house, a common area that is often neglected is the garden. Now,
not all of us are fortunate enough to own a bungalow or house with a
decent-sized garden. But for those of you that have a good-sized
garden, creating lots of income luck through the activation of wealth
energies and water flow manipulation will be possible.
Dr Frank Ow Yang
a consultant from Pondscapes Sdn Bhd shares
with us his experience on this matter. With over 8 years of experience
in the field of landscaping and garden architecture, he has seen many
houses, clubs, corporate buildings and offices, which have benefited
from a Feng Shui Garden Makeover.
"Most of our clients incorporate a water feature in their garden,
and as avid followers of Lillian Too, we try as much as possible to
apply her garden principles into the design. At the same time of
course, we apply landscaping themes and architecture to the garden so
that it creates a homely feeling to the residence. "
"A properly crafted and designed pond will not only create a
holiday feel to the home, but also serves to create good energy for the
occupants. Maintaining a pond in the home can also be very easy,
despite popular belief, when you make use of a specialized water
"The size of the pond should also be just right; neither being too
small nor too big, so that we do not overpower the home. There are two
types of water features that we create: the yang water feature (moving
water) and the yin water feature (still water, such as used in growing
lotus or water lilies).
“We are also very fortunate in Malaysia, that we have lots of
auspicious plants and trees that can be used in our gardens to bring
harmony and at the same time create a pleasing view for the eye. The
use of green leafy trees with red flowers such as the red coral tree,
Bunga Tanjung and Bamboo can be used to create the celestial animal
arrangement for the home. Having tall green trees behind the home
creates not only a green mountain support for the house; it also
softens the view of the house and enhances privacy."
"Of course, not all garden themes deal solely with plants and water
features, as we also add elements of hardscapes such as decorative
walls and elaborate woodwork, including auspicious pathways to add to
the luck that the garden brings to the home."
Certainly, his show garden has all the elements of a holiday
resort, along with very auspicious feng shui elements. A small dragon
is seen overlooking his koi pond, which is filled with over fifty
colourful carp as well as two tortoises. A wonderfully crafted mini
waterfall flows in towards the entrance, thus ensuring plenty of
business. Stone steps over the water coming into the guest area offers
beautiful aesthetics to the garden.
The garden definitely extrudes a restful feel along with the sounds
of birds, butterflies as well as a resident monkey and squirrel.
A lot can be said that one’s dwelling can be a holiday at home when
one experiences the sounds and scents of a tropical paradise just
outside one’s window.
The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (March/April 2004)". To subscribe, please click here.