“I love incorporating the 5 natural elements into a Feng Shui garden setting. Metal is especially fun as it is a great hard scape material and is represented by round and oval shapes. Also, the colors of white, silver and gold are metal.” Find out more about the Feng Shui element of metal in your outdoor spaces by Maureen Calamia.
Metal represents refinement and boldness. A little goes a long way. Especially in a Feng Shui garden.
What Not to Do!
Although this is metal and is somewhat round, no, you don’t wanted a rusted car in your garden! (Although my friend points out that she could plant a nice geranium bed in the engine!)
What to Do!
Metal can be incorporated with a beautiful, unique sculpture, such as this sculpture.
In fact, the symbolism of this sculpture is heaven on earth, represented by the circle (heaven) within the square (earth). A truly a dramatic way to incorporate metal in any garden.
Or it can be as simple (and much less expensive) as this – a gazing ball.
Metal lawn furniture, metal trellises, and fencing are more ways to incorporate metal into your yard.
Best Places for Metal
Metal is best in the West, Northwest and North areas of your property. The West is known for Completion and Creativity. The Northwest is known for Helpful People and Travel. The North is known for Life’s Journey, Opportunities and your Career.
Maureen Calamia is founder of the Re-Nature Feng Shui™ philosophy based on the fact that we need to restore nature back into our lives. Maureen brings her passion for Feng Shui to the greater community as an educator and past long time IFSG board member. Read more about Maureen.
Article/Image Source: Creating a Feng Shui Garden: Metal Element