According to the ancient art of Feng Shui, a home’s entryway is critical to our well-being. Kathleen McCandless, author of Feng Shui That Makes Sense says:
“The entry is not only the first impression of your living space, it is also a key component in whether or not you will experience comfort, safety and happiness while you live there. The most important consideration in Feng Shui is whether or not a space allows us to feel ”safe”. If we do not feel 100% safe in our environment, we will not relax…”
To ensure the well-being of the garden fairies, I created what I hope will be an inviting entryway. I braided three soft branches from the overhead pine, then wrapped them in tender shoots of Asparagus fern creating a gentle arch. A pair of pine cones flank the arch for stability. The airiness of the ferns should appeal to the light-hearted nature of garden fairies, so that crossing the threshold is a delight.
While my fingers remained nibble, I braided a lavender bed. Lavender contributes to a calm sleep, also essential to general well-being. I lashed the corners with tall grass using simple knots to keep the corners united. The bed is tucked into a sleeping loft in the crook of one of the rocks .
I found a beautiful mound of moss under the garden swing. If I’m successful transplanting it, the cool moss will make a lovely addition to the fairy home interior. More news tomorrow.