Common Water Fountains Found in Japanese Gardens

No Japanese garden is whole without a water element. s_484__69065.jpg You will often find Japanese water fountains in the doorway of a temple or home due to the fact that they are thought to be symbolic of physical and spiritual purification. Since water is supposed to be the central point of a fountain, you will find that the designs are kept very straightforward.

You will also see many fountains that have spouts crafted of bamboo. The bamboo spout is placed over the basin, typically made of natural rocks, and water trickles out. People usually make them seem weathered and worn, even when they are new. Natural elements such as plants and rocks are commonly put in place around a fountain so that it seems more in line with nature. Clearly this fountain is much more than simply a beautiful add-on.

If you want to get a bit more creative, try a stone fountain enhanced with live bamboo and other natural elements placed on a bed of gravel. Gradually moss begins to creep over the stones and cover them, and as that happens the area begins to look more and more like a natural part of the landscape.

If you are lucky enough to have a big piece of open land you can create a water feature that is much more elaborate. Lots of people put in a koi pond or a tiny stream as a final touch.

Japanese fountains, on the other hand, do not necessarily need to have water in them. Other options include stones, gravel, or sand to symbolize water. The impression of a creek with trickling water can also be achieved by placing flat stones very closely together.

Enrich Your Yard with the Aid of Feng Shui

When applied to your yard, feng shui design will introduce its healthy energy into your home as well.

When adding feng shui design into your gardden, even a very small space works. A sizeable space is great for those privileged enough to have it, but a more compact area can still be useful in feng shui design.

The same tools you employ to introduce feng shui design into your living space can be used in the garden.

In order to understand the energy map, or bagua, of your garden, you will first want to understand your home’s bagua.

Before getting started, make sure you understand the five elements of feng shui so that you can optimize their energy.

Feng shui design calls for the Earth element, for example, to be integrated into the northeastern corner of your garden, as that section connects to self-cultivation and personal growth energy. The ideal addition to the northeast corner of your yard might be a tranquil Zen garden decorated with natural stone, as they represent the Earth element in feng shui.

People thinking about incorporating a water feature into their garden should place it in one of these feng shui areas: North (career & path in life), Southeast (money and abundance), or East (health & family).

Ideas for Your Perfect Refuge Inside or Out

Including a feng shui fountain in your living area will most surely contribute to creating an atmosphere of harmony and serenity. This can be attained rather easily with a garden or home waterfall. They are the perfect addition to your home. Be sure to set up your outdoor fountain so that it is able to be seen from inside in order to get the most out of it.

Do not forget to add plants and flowers, as they have an significant effect on the charm of a water fountain. Plants and flowers that bloom in different seasons make the perfect accompaniment. In addition, think about including other elements such as an outdoor fireplace, art, or pretty rocks.


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