Point of View
Do you have a window in your home or office near a chair, desk or table you frequent? Often people feel it necessary to cover them with heavy curtains or windows shades, but if the exposure is right, nature can provide the privacy you desire without blocking light and air. You might plant an evergreen or perennial shrub with beautiful dense foliage in front of a window that requires privacy. Or choose from a wide variety of graceful grasses and wispy ornamental plants to create a more fluid and transparent screen.
If you have a bit of land in front of or behind your building, plant specimens a little further away to create an open area where light and energy can gather. When planting, be sure there is enough space for chi to circulate between the branches and the building and allow for future growth, since they can sap energy if they touch the structure.
Keep windows sparkling clean, then watch out for nesting birds, bees and butterflies, which will surely lighten your mood and keep you grounded through the day. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view!
Wishing you good chi,
Diane Gallin, CFSC