Tips For Designing A Meditation Garden

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Meditation gardens are used as a place you can go to when you need to reflect and relax. However, you want to choose the right colour palette when the time comes to design a meditation garden, or a reading garden. Think about the painter Claude Monet, who was known for using pastels but avoided using earth colours, which included browns.

You want your meditation garden to have the right backdrop. Gardeners have to use various types of flowers, trees and bushes when they design a garden. With that said, here are a few helpful tips for you to keep in mind.

1. Know What A Flower Means

Research the symbolism of the flowers you’re considering planting. You want flowers to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, but you also want to choose flowers that have symbolism of viruses and traits that are positive in nature. When it comes to feng shui, some plants are better to use than others and most plants do have meanings.

For example, loyalty and patience, as well as purity are things that daises symbolise. If you want to plan an anchor tree, then go for a Magnolia tree because when it blossoms, it will symbolise peace or contentment. Ideally, plants that attract bees should be planted away from where you are going to sit in the meditation garden.

2. Night-Blooming Flowers Should Be Planted

Meditation gardens can be used in the early morning hours and evening time, which is why you should choose night-blooming flowers. If you wish, you can use moon-flowers on a trellis. Also, don’t forget to install a few solar lights on the edges of your garden because this will allow you to see at night.

3. Install Water Features And Wind Chimes

Water brings prosperity to people’s lives, especially in feng shui. Wind chimes should be used because they circulate positive energy. If you want to install a bird bath in the garden, then choose one that can circulate water.

These days you can easily find bird baths that have solar panels, which will keep the water flowing. Alternatively, fountains such as these from outdoorfountainpros.com are also lovely. You will find it easy to relax with the background noises of moving water and wind chimes. You will find your garden is the perfect place to begin your day or to end your day.

4. Stick With Serene Colours

 Use colors such as various yellows, greens, titanium white or crimson colour. Orange and reds are alright too. If you wish, feel free to match Monet’s colour scheme to red asters or blue, white or pink.

Spicebush and the Monarch are nice touches too. A good tip to keep in mind is to plant plants that butterflies love. Some of the best plants include butterfly bush, butterfly weed, azalea and Iantana.  

If you want a place to relax or a good place to spend time with your family, then you’ll want to plant a meditation garden. Do your best to get all your senses involved when you are working on your garden and this includes your sense of smell and taste. Plant edible flowers and herbs. Think of building a meditation garden as being a form of art that will transform your entire life once it is completed.

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