How Feng Shui Make Your Backyard into A Good Place to Think

a-469__13109.jpg When applied to your yard, feng shui design will bring its beneficial energy into your home as well.

Size is not the main factor when incorporating feng shui design to your yard. Of course, a huge area is ideal if you have it, but rest assured that feng shui works just as well in smaller spaces as well.

Whether you are introducing feng shui design to your home or garden, the methods are the same. The initial part is to figure out the bagua, or energy map, of your home, as your garden’s bagua will be an extension of that.

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

The northeast corner of your garden, for instance, connects to personal growth and self-cultivation energy, and Earth is the feng shui element that is essential to use it. Since rocks epitomize the Earth element in feng shui, you might think about putting some into a tranquil Zen garden in the northeast corner of your yard.

A water element is a suitable addition to the following feng shui areas: Southeast (money & abundance), East (health & family), and North (career & path in life).

The Wide Range of Exterior Water Features

Is it possible for you to transform your garden into a haven of peace? Add a sense of peace to your garden with an exterior fountain and profit from all the positive benefits of a water feature.

The magnificence of a spouting fountain can be seen when it propels a stream of shooting water into the air. Large, existing ponds can have one of these incorporated without much difficulty. You may have seen one of these in a park or an old estate.

One of the myriad examples of an outdoor water feature is a chic wall fountain. These sorts of fountains make excellent water features even if you only have a little garden. Spouting fountains usually make quite an impact whereas wall features are more of a subtle type of water feature. In this straightforward process, water is ejected from a little spout, flows down a wonderfully textured wall, before being collected at the bottom and returned to the top once again.

Your garden’s style determines whether a themed fountain is best for you. In a rustic themed cottage or garden, a traditional styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Modern gardens, on the other hand, benefit from something more audacious. Feel free to let your hair down and pick something interesting and audacious.

The central characteristic of tiered fountains is the multiple levels spewing out water. Cascading fountains is another term used to identify this type of fountain because water flows down multiple levels.

The space needed for an outdoor fountain can be considerable, therefore, a better alternative is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. These kinds of water features are suitable for an area with limited space because their reservoirs are buried underground.

Japanese fountains are thought to lend a feeling of tranquility and wellness. Bamboo sticks are used in this sort of fountain to expel the water. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is placed at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the cycle repeated over and over again.

Fountains composed of glass are another type available. Featuring shaped metalwork, trellis-style fountains of this kind have a more traditional feel. Gardens with numerous sharp edges as well as modern shapes and designs are better for these types of water features. As the water streams over the top of the glass it produces a dazzling impact. Some fountains also include colorful LED lights to shine onto the sheets of glass as water streams downwards. With water softly streaming down its surface, rock waterfall fountains, often made of fake rock, are a possible solution for your garden.

A large rock drilled with openings which then has tubes inserted into it is what distinguishes a bubbling rock fountain. In this type of fountain, water is pushed upwards at low pressure to cause it to bubble and gurgle at the top. The water comes back gently trickling down the sides of the rock to reach its starting point. This type of fountain is ideally suited for small gardens. The low pressure used in this sort of fountain inhibits water from being spattered about in case of a windy day.

Powered by sunlight, solar fountains are growing to be increasingly trendy. The lack of cables, the decreased difficulty in managing them, the lower energy bills, and the benefits to our ecosystem are just some of the motives for this increased interest. Outdoor solar-powered fountains are available in a multitude of varying styles, therefore, you will not have to compromise on which one to purchase.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin: A Roman Fountain Worth Experiencing

Archaeologists and restorers on the lookout for pagan and Christian relics in Rome have come upon a wealth of them in the area of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The nearby basilica is mainly renowned for the marble sculpture known as the Bocca della Verità, (Mouth of Truth) located in its portico. Built in 1719, the Santa Maria in Cosmedin fountain was relatively unknown and located far from sight making it difficult to visit. The part of town where it was situated was depressing and uninviting which was enough to keep people away. In order to refurbish the square outside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Pope Clement XI commissioned an Italian architect by the name of Carlo Bizzaccheri to design a fountain for the area. The work of laying down the church’s foundation started on August 17, 1717. After blessing of the first stone, medals bearing the illustration of the Blessed Virgin, for whom the church is named, and of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, were thrown into the foundation.


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