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There has long been a love affair with creating intrigue and mystery in the garden. From mazes of clipped yew which enthrall people as they try to find their way out, to hidden grotto’s and pavilions offering a sense of secrecy, gardens have been used to excite and thrill for centuries. And whilst large estates and awarded gardens have the room and funds to achieve such great features, even the smallest of spaces can offer mystery.
There are a number of ways to create mystery in outdoor spaces. Mostly commonly, winding paths, or small gateways, are used to lure a visitor’s eye to what lies ahead. A tiny arched trellis in a hedge, through which the slightest hint of more garden can be seen, will attract curious visitors. Meanwhile, a pergola walk covered in blossom will call out to be walked along and enjoyed, with guests wondering where their path will lead. Elsewhere, winding paths will draw visitors along it, with every curve offering something unexpected.
The hustle and bustle of our everyday lives lends itself to many stresses that hopefully, fall away as we walk through the door of our home. But creating that peaceful environment can sometimes prove stressful itself.
Feng Shui, a system that sets about achieving harmony between people and their environment through design and specific placement of objects from the five elements – wind, fire, water, metal and earth – can be the answer in creating that sanctuary.
Today we will be talking about the water element of feng shui. In Feng Shui, water symbolizes emotion, therefore the water in and around your home should be flowing and clean in order to have the best effect on the “chi” or life force. Since water holds chi, if that water is stagnant it is said that there can be problems within relationships as well as have an impact on wealth and prosperity.