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6/29/2013 11:08:54 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Contemporary American landscape design is inferior grade because designs are based on inflating profitability, rather than legitimate criteria, such as aesthetics, functionality, or sustainability. By applying the principles of Chinese design to our gardens, we can grow something meaningful with positive energy that improves our live's aspirations.

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6/29/2013 11:34:14 AMGarden Feng Shui 

sierratoo
Grande Prairie, AB
63, joined Dec. 2008


can you give some examples?

I like growing vegetables; how to incorporate your ideas?

6/29/2013 11:50:22 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Trees & shrubs that are butch pruned, merely because they were mispositioned without enough space, are sources of negative energy. Many homes are totally surrounded by such negativity. The best solution is demolition

6/29/2013 12:04:15 PMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Symmetry is replaced by yin & yang, which is a better expression of balance. Nature is asymmetrical

8/12/2013 5:44:59 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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I am not one to bulldoze. Trees & shrubs are dug by hand & an unbreakable shovel helps, as does an axe & heavy duty loopers. Some shrubs transplant well, such azaleas & gardenias; other shrubs will not transplant at all, like india hawthorne; other plants are best mercy killed, like ligustrum.

8/14/2013 6:09:52 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Nuisance plants are high priority for demolition. Nuisance plants are plants that do not behave themselves in landscapes &/or are high maintenance nightmares: Wisteria, Ligustrum, Eleagnus, Chameleon Plant, English Ivy, even lawns. Lawns are NOT green, environmentally correct, because they require regular maintenance & chemical applications. Most yards have too much lawn, so the more lawn that is demolished, the better. People are wasting their resources by growing lawns instead of vegetable gardens & fruit trees. I will dig your entire lawn up, shovel by shovel-full. Again bulldozers suck

8/15/2013 4:05:20 PMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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High maintenance is best done by hand

8/18/2013 5:31:13 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Mass-planting is not the secret to landscape design, nor is instantaneous gratification, or designing on paper

Anyone trying to sell to you a design on paper is a scam artist.

The first step of design is planting a specimen centerpiece

8/19/2013 11:44:41 PMGarden Feng Shui 

sierratoo
Grande Prairie, AB
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here, here to growing food not lawns!

8/20/2013 12:26:07 PMGarden Feng Shui 
cupocheer
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I had a lot of rocks in my "new ground" but I cleared them all away and tossed them into a pile ... made a wonderful backdrop for the garden pond and fountain area.

8/25/2013 12:10:49 PMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Dwarf Pomegranate as a centerpiece, flowers all summer. Yin & yang Arbor Vitae in background



8/27/2013 4:03:42 PMGarden Feng Shui 
cupocheer
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Nice pic, Frank .... but I don't see any citronella.

9/7/2013 7:52:58 PMGarden Feng Shui 
tango159
Gainesville, FL
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Quote from sierratoo:
can you give some examples?

I like growing vegetables; how to incorporate your ideas?
An example would be when growing tomatoes, incorporate various italian herbs in close proximity, basil for instance repells mosquitos from tomato plants AND both are used in spaghetti.

9/8/2013 7:17:26 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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A yard is best divided into 8 sectors: front, back, near side, far side, & 4 corners. I like to think of these as 8 separate gardens, corresponding to the 8 main aspirations of Life:

1. South: Reputation/Fame
2. SW: Romance/Relationships
3. West: Creativity/Children
4. NW: Mentorship/Travel
5. North: Career
6. NE: Knowledge
7. East: Health
8. SE: Wealth

9/8/2013 7:21:14 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Beware: Black Hat Feng Shui is common in the US & they do things differently , by not using a compass & incorporating superstition

9/11/2013 10:41:48 AMGarden Feng Shui 
cupocheer
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ooooommmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhhhhh

9/11/2013 5:14:18 PMGarden Feng Shui 
cupocheer
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sweety --- I wasn't meditating ....... I was attempting not to say an explicative when I hit my toe with the shovel while I was digging a serenity pool. sheesh

9/14/2013 10:27:06 PMGarden Feng Shui 

miss_bluiiis
The Villages, FL
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Watch it with that Black Hat Tibet! No Uzi on here?

9/16/2013 6:09:27 AMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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^ holding my compass up at you. Your romance sector is in the southwest, does that count?

10/22/2013 5:11:36 PMGarden Feng Shui 

frank_underwood
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Quote from illusive_one:
I like to plant flowers to be visible and prominently framed by looking out the windows, is that good feng shui?


Absolutely, especially if the window is circular, like a Moon Gate