How To Create A Relaxing Meditation Garden

Monday, September 04, 2017

"Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought."
― Stephen Levine

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How To Create A Relaxing Meditation Garden

Both beautiful and relaxing, a meditation garden is a worthy addition to any garden. Meditation gardens are places to reflect and enjoy the beauty of nature. The garden should look like the background of a Monet painting and this is going to require some planning. Think of the color of each plant like a stroke of paint during the planning process so the finished garden is truly a work of art.

Keep In Mind The Symbolism Of Each Flower

Meditation gardens are works of art and thought has to go into each part of the garden, right down to what the flowers mean. Before planting any flowers, do some research to learn what each flower symbolizes. Plant some daisies because they symbolize patience and purity. Magnolia trees symbolize peace. Each flower or shrub should mean something and give the viewer something to reflect upon. It is also important to plant flowers that attract hummingbirds, bees, and flowers as these bring more life to the garden.

Don't Forget Night-blooming Flowers

Nothing is more magical than sitting in a meditation garden at night smelling the intoxicating aroma of night-blooming flowers. Night-blooming jasmine or moonflowers smell amazing and they add beauty to any meditation garden. To create a peaceful atmosphere at night, make sure to install solar lighting. Solar string lights create a fairy-garden look, while solar lights on stakes add a more subtle touch.

Enjoy Wind Chimes And Water Features

Water symbolizes prosperity according to Feng Shui, while wind chimes circulate positive energy. Incorporating these elements into a meditation garden is going to make it more beautiful and make the energy better. Install a bird bath with a fountain so the water circulates. Outdoor fountains with a modern feel can give the garden a contemporary style. The sound of the water bubbling is also very soothing during meditation. Wind chimes add a lovely sound to any meditation garden and make it easier to focus on meditating.

Pay Attention To Color

The meditation garden is a harmonious blend of color, sound, taste, and smell. Each element is going to add something to the feel of the garden. The choice of color is very important with a meditation garden. Design a color palette before planting the garden. Plant different herbs in the garden that can be eaten by the person visiting. Mint is a popular choice as it tastes great and is easy to grow. Rosemary has a pungent odor and also has medicinal properties.

The color schemes of Monet are a great place to draw inspiration from. Blue, red, white, and pink flowers look lovely together. Yellow, blue, red, and green flowers also look amazing together. Draw in beautiful butterflies to the garden by planting milkweed, butterfly bush, lantana, azalea and coneflowers.

The meditation garden is a work of art and provides a peaceful and inspirational place for anyone who comes to visit. Make sure that all the senses are involved. Meditation gardens are true places to relax and absorb the beauty of nature. Visiting a meditation is a transformative experience. Meditation gardens are living pieces of art.

- The Cassie Paige

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