Friday, January 29, 2010

Chi Happy and Free

Today was the day to start the new raised bed for the winter greens that are ready to plant out from the greenhouse. I consider the principles of Feng Shui when incorporating new elements into the garden. There are angles created by the shape of the box that were a consideration in it's design and placement. There would be no chards (cutting Chi) pointing to the door of the house or to the center of the pathways that approach the bed from various directions.

Even the length of the side board was considered so that it wouldn't feel as though it blocked Chi when walking along the curving path. The wood will eventually grey in color and visually become an extention of the patio. Originally I had considered redwood but the color would overwhelm this area of the garden.
The front board requires miter cuts before it can be installed and then the whole frame will be brought forward and settled in.
In the garden there are penstemmons with their rosey leaf tips preparing for spring.
And here is a Firecracker Penstemmon already in bloom.
Here is a Perky Sue and the leaves of California Poppy hinting at what is to come!
Thanks for visiting! To all of my gardening friends, carry on and hurry back!

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