Feng-Shui is an ancient art of knowledge and communication of the Man with Nature. Ancients, who lived more close and in symbiosis with Nature, tryed to interparetate it and become friendly, creating metods and rules to live in harmony with Cosmos: the Feng Shui, literally means wind and water. According to this, every living form has an energetic invisible strength (in chinese Chi) which circulate and interact with others and with the surrounding environment; To make this Chi circulate and to be beneficial, every thing need to be in balance and harmony with others.
So Feng-Shui Garden can be a modern garden that allow to find that lost relations with Nature; it'snt necessary an oriental garden, as can be the Japanese or Zen, but a Garden of contemplation, meditation, and balancing of the being with that place.
"...A Feng-Shui garden look more for quality than quantity, it must be a beauty garden but not flashy, like a present for Nature...".
It rapresent the dialogue between two forces of Nature, called Yin and Yang, femenine and masculine: working with empty and full, sweetness and strength, orizontal forms and vertical elements.
" The purpose is to stimulate imagination: with a garden of sensations, of scents, sounds and colors changing with seasons, with relations of different forms, with shadow games [...] to make us feeling the harmony of the place...."
Essential element for Feng-Shui, it symbolize life in all his way of tranquillity (the pond, Yin, Femenine) and of movement (the stream, Yang, Masculine).
" If the place is flat, is better a pond; if it's drop, a stream would be better. Water, source of life, must be used il all possible ways". A fountain where water flows, bring vitality and wellness.
Near the water is essential to use pebbles and stones, that bring balance to a garden with too many plants, creating points of strenght to attract attention, focal points of the garden. Rock symbolize the mountain, solidity and strenght, with a Yin form it will be smoothed, almost orizontal, a Yang form will be sharpen, irregular, almost vertical.
" ...local native plants, that better adapt to the place, recreating a natural place. [...] Blossiming will follow the changing of seasons, with soft colors...