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written by Rebecca Rambal

Poppy in a garden
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When you think of Feng Shui, you mainly associate it with the home or the office, rearranging the furniture and surrounding yourself with objects that attract good luck. However it is not only indoors that can be designed using Feng Shui. You can also use it to create the perfect garden environment.

If a garden is part of your property, Feng Shui should be incorporated into it. That will really help to bring you the best results. We all like our gardens to look impressive and beautiful. It allows us to appreciate our environment a lot more and it helps to release positive energy that helps us flourish. Feng Shui gives us the tools needed to create the most positive outside environment and the best part is that you don’t need a huge garden to use Feng Shui arrangements.

Incorporating Feng Shui into the Garden

~ Orange Tree ~
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One of the main factors that you have to take into account when it comes to Feng Shui is that clutter is always a bad thing. This also applies to the garden. If you have a lot of clutter outside of your doorway you won’t attract good energy. Make sure that the entrance to your home looks welcoming and tidy. Also make sure you clean up once Winter is gone. The cold weather and the snow will cause leaves to stick to your lawn and in your flower beds. Once you have tidied everything away, you can truly start to incorporate Feng Shui into the garden.

If you want to plant trees in your garden, aim to plant them at the sides and around the back of your garden. Don’t plant them too close to your home as, although they are fantastic producers of positive energy, they can overshadow the home and look a little too imposing if placed too close. There should always be plenty of natural light shining into your home, so don’t place anything in the garden that will block out the light. Read More→

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Passion Vine Trellis

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All kinds of great advice about different kinds of vines and what they can do for you and where you want to grow them. You can’t beat a vine that attracts butterflies, so sit back and enjoy!

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How to use a passion vine to provide food for birds and other wildlife and shade for your porch

Originally posted 2009-06-22 10:24:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Originally posted 2008-10-13 15:05:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Author: nlwest21
Poison ivy – also best-known as toxicodendron radicans – is a kind of plant that is regarded to be apart of the Anacardiaceae family. Many of us learned about this plant when we were children and were taught to keep as far away from it as we possibly could. Those of us who did not listen to the rule soon discovered about the rash that it would induce and which would leave us in pain for a week.  This plant is not really an ivy – but is instead a wooden vine that can to develop the content urushiol. This is a kind of skin irritant that causes the rash to come out on anyone who tries to feel it. This rash can make the person incredibly itchy. It must be dealt with unique creams.  You will be able to recognize the poison ivy plant by its common ‘leaves of three’. All of the blades are almond shaped and is the one feature that truly separates it from different plants. The plant will likewise have berries that are a gray-white color and which are consumed by birds during the winter months.  The younger plants will have light green leaves and as they mature this color will turn into a dark green. The blades are between 3 to 12 centimeters long and will have a few teeth on the edges of it. Along the vine you will observe that the leaves are grown clustered together.   These plants will never be discovered growing in desert or arid regions. Rather they are ofttimes developing in the woody areas. This is why they are oftentimes tricky to spot because they have the ability to merge in well with the plants that surround them.  People find it very tricky to do away with the  poison ivy plant  because it has the power to produce both sexually and vegetatively. The vines will push out adventitious roots or the plant will plainly spread from the root crowns. The seeds has the ability to be distributed by the animals in the area after they have consumed parts of it and then had it come out of their system.

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Native Plants for balance

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I am a big fan of native plant gardening…which helps to develope and restore the natural ecosystem of where you live…so remember to include a few native plants into your landscape! Here is an awesome video that explains why native plant gardening is important and a good thing to do.

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Using native plants to restore balance to the ecosystem in your backyard and attract wildlife

Originally posted 2009-05-25 09:34:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Native Plants In Late Summer

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Here is another great video that discussed some excellent native plant choices that you can add to your native plant garden.


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And then of course there’s the Purple Cone Flower just finishing up this time of the year but nonetheless spectacular. And just look at this exuberant display of Black-Eyed Susans. It just seems like the more you turn up the heat, the better they perform. These showy flowers are particularly suited as companions to many of the native grasses which move so gracefully in the wind. .

Originally posted 2009-06-01 07:00:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Seasonal Use of Bird Feeders

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It’s a “Cool” time to head over and get some bird feeders from!
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While bird feeders are thought of by some as winter projects, urban and some suburban areas can benefit from bird feeders year-round. Winter feeders can be used during severe weather to provide food for birds who are caught in a snowstorm and find natural food with greater difficulty.

Originally posted 2008-10-14 00:18:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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