Healing Gardens

Essential Non-Plant Items for Your Healing GardenIt’s important that you not forget about the non-plant items for your healing garden that can transform it into a lovely place for relaxation and meditation. You’ll need equipment such as hardware (for fountains and other items) and furniture to make your outdoor space into a relaxation sanctuary.

To truly be classified as a healing garden, the design must implement items besides plants and herbs. For example, a water feature such as a waterfall, Koi pond or eco-friendly pond can produce soothing sounds and bring a different element into the picture.

Comfortable chairs and benches can also make a difference in making your healing garden an inviting place to visit and linger. Other items such as chimes and statues can all be added according to your taste and style.

Any sensory connection that promotes stress relief and relaxation can add to the beauty and tranquility of your healing garden. Here are some items that you’ll want to think about during the planning phase of your healing garden:

Water Features

You can go as simple or elaborate as you like with water features for your garden. If you have the space, you can incorporate a pond and fill it with fish such as Koi. You’ll need a good water pump and some other necessary equipment to keep the water as fresh and wildlife friendly as possible. Continue reading

Unusual Medicinal Herbs and Plants

There are some highly unusual and powerful herbs and plants that you may want to consider planting in your wellness garden. While these plants can be a potent force in healing, some can be extremely dangerous if not used properly, and some need to be mixed by an herbalist or someone who knows how to calculate doses.

There are anti-fungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, detoxification, fever reducing and many other reasons to plant certain herbs and plants in your wellness garden. Some of these plants aren’t suitable to raise in certain climatic areas on the globe, but if you really want them in your garden, you can grow them under special lights in your home. Continue reading

Choosing Ideal Plants for Your Healing GardenIt doesn’t matter which plants will do well in your garden. If you don’t use them for healing purposes, they won’t do the job that you needed them for. Before you choose the plants for your garden – whether you’re gardening in containers or in a fertile garden spot on your property – you need to think about your own needs.

Preparing and planting any herbs and plants is beneficial in itself because you’ll be working in dirt and getting plenty of exercise and the benefits of the fresh air. Do you need balms or ointments to help heal scraped knees and other wounds or are you more in need of teas to calm you down and/or help you sleep?

You can find an arsenal of plants to use beneficially in your healing garden. And, they usually work much better than the medicines you can purchase over the counter at the drug store. You’ll likely learn how to mix them into concoctions that can promote health in your body and give you the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

The joy in growing healing herbs and plants is that the options for concoctions are endless and don’t take a lot of space and take a lot of time and effort to grow. And, you can grow them in small spaces or containers or create a virtual farm of healing herbs. Continue reading