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Feng shui your garden for dummies
Ziegler, Holly.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., [publisher not identified], [2004]

Physical Description:
xvi, 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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SB454.3.F45 Z54 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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You stroll out into your backyard. You see a tangle of overgrown shrubs, a lawn that needed to be mowed yesterday, and a series of rosebushes minus the roses. Or maybe you've just taken possession of your brand-new house in a brand-new subdivision, and when you step out the back door, all you see is a vista of sod - and in the far distance, the neighbor's sapling. Either way, you know that you want to do something to your yard, and soon. But you're not quite sure what or how.

Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies has the answer. This ancient Chinese philosophy of design can be applied to any room, building, or outdoor space, and it doesn't require burning incense or belief in bizarre, esoteric ideas. Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies is for you if you

Have a yard, garden, or piece of outdoor space Know that your surroundings influence how you feel Want to design a friendly, welcoming outdoor space

Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies is organized so that the information is easy to find and easy to use. Each part of the book relates to a general topic. You'll discover information about:

Understanding the principles of Feng Shui, to give you some hints about getting the energy flowing in your garden (can you feel those good vibes?) Getting started on your Feng Shui garden, by choosing an auspicious (favorable) location for your garden, creating positive energy with your plants, and raising the energy by inviting wildlife into it Creating a theme garden, such as an aromatherapy garden, hummingbird garden, butterfly garden, or Zen garden. You'll also gain insight into gardening in tight spaces such as patios, rooftops, and courtyards

Feng Shui is just a way of looking at the world and shaping your environment to be pleasing and welcoming to you. You don't even have to believe in it for it to work. But it does work. Let this book show you how.

Author Notes

Jennifer Lawler, a full-time free-lance writer, was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, but spent most of her live in Kansas City area. For the past ten years, she has lived in Lawrence, Kansas. She earned a Ph.D. (medieval literature) from the University of Kansas in 1996. She had previously earned a MA and a BGS from that institution. For six years, she taught English at the college level, before pursuing a writing career. Since 1996 she has been a full-time free-lancer, and has written numerous books about sports, popular culture and travel.

Table of Contents

Part I Planting the Seeds of Feng Shui: Principles of Feng Shui
Chapter 1 Digging into Feng Shui Gardening
Chapter 2 Laying the Groundwork for Feng Shui
Chapter 3 Feng Shui's Balancing Act
Chapter 4 Designing Your Garden to Attract Good Chi
Part II Getting Started on Your Feng Shui Garden
Chapter 5 Designing the Garden of Your Dreams
Chapter 6 Putting Feng Shui to Work in Your Garden
Chapter 7 Growing the Natural Way
Chapter 8 Preparing a Garden for All Seasons
Chapter 9 Gardening by Energy Level - Yours!
Part III Harvesting the Blessings of Feng Shui
Chapter 10 Choosing Plants for Your Garden
Chapter 11 Attracting Wildlife to Enhance Good Chi
Chapter 12 Making Your Garden More Feng Shui
Part IV Thematically Speaking: Feng Shui and Theme Gardens
Chapter 13 Aromatherapy-Herbal Garden
Chapter 14 Hummingbird Garden
Chapter 15 Butterfly Garden
Chapter 16 Zen Garden
Chapter 17 Taoist Garden
Chapter 18 Kitchen Garden
Chapter 19 Confined Spaces: Roofs, Patios, and Courtyards
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 20 Ten Ways to Increase Abundance in Your Garden
Chapter 21 Ten Cures for Chi Flow Problems in the Garden
Chapter 22 Ten Ways to Create Harmony in the Garden