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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the philosophy of Yin and Yang is used to balance the body.
Most garden design concepts can be explained in terms of yin (female) and yang (male) and achieving a balance between the two. Applying the theory of yin yang correctly in your garden will result in a flourishing landscape that surrounds your home with good energy and enhances its value. Gardeners already understand this balance in the use of different sizes, shapes and colours of foliage, shrubs, trees and flowers. A garden where every plant has tiny leaves would be too yin or busy looking.
Yin: represents shade, cooling, calming nature
Yang: represents the sun, heat, aggressive nature
A nice yin yang balance makes your garden a place where you will want to spend time. Balance provides areas to enjoy with groups of family or neighbours, and private areas where you could meditate or rest. If your garden is too shady, consider pruning or even removing trees and shrubs. If your garden is too hot and open or plagued by wind, plant some trees. Plant water loving plants in damp areas, drought tolerant plants in dry areas, and they will require much less maintenance. If the garden is so overgrown you can barely see the house sharpen those secateurs and get to work and balance out the yin and the yang.
Join us this Friday 7 October 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘Alien Invasion – Invasive plants, their impact and alternatives’, with Garden Guru Sue Both.
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