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Clear Englebert - Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens

This is the best book on feng shui gardens, and the principles apply to gardens anywhere. The photos and illustrations really show and explain how feng shui relates to your yard and the exterior of your house.

What can your garden do for you? Three very important things: invite good energy to your home, nurture that good energy, and protect your home from harsh energy. The first three chapters of Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens cover these topics. The fourth chapter covers miscellaneous garden topics such as plant symbolism, pools and ponds, paths and bridges, lighting, property shape, and much more. The fifth chapter is about special gardens such as food gardens, lanai gardens, etc.

Here is the Table of Contents:


Chapter 1   Inviting Chi Energy




Gate and Fence

Opposing Driveways

Driveway Surface

Driveway Slope

Driveway Shape


Near the Door


Ming Tang


Front Door Facing a Tree


Chapter 2    Bringing Balance

The Armchair Position





Chapter 3    Offering Protection


Block It

Reflect It Back

Disperse It


Poison Arrows

The Road

Convex Side of Curved Road



Busy Highway

Foreboding Objects

Chapter  4    Garden Miscellany

Property Shape

Location of House & Ohana on Property

Structures and Large Objects

Paths and Bridges

Pools and Ponds



Sculptures and Ornaments

Broken Things

Plant Symbolism

Physical Attributes

Plant Form

Leaf Shape

Growth Habit

Leaf and Flower Color

Plant Names

Chinese Symbols





Electromagnetic Fields (EMF’s)

Chapter 5    Special Gardens








Recommended Reading

Feng Shui

Hawaii Gardening

Tropical Gardening

Chinese & Asian Gardening

Fragrance Gardening




Praise for Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens…

“Thoughtfully written, magnificently illustrated with color photographs and a great companion for anyone lucky enough to have a garden in Hawai‘i. Even if you don't have a Hawaiian garden, you'll want this book for the sheer pleasure of reading it and enjoying its beauty. A must-have for any feng shui or garden devotee!” —Kirsten Lagatree, author, Checklists for Life and Feng Shui: Arranging Your Home to Change Your Life

“Clear Englebert's Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens is a lush application of feng shui in tropical latitudes.  The plethora of pertinent images, plants, garden settings and diagrams—each worth an easy thousand words—expands the understanding of the positive uses of feng shui with an artistic touch. Those living in more temperate climes will recognize much of the Hawaiian foliage as outdoor transplants or household plants and benefit from learning much about their harmonious placement in their own environments.  The feng shui principles, the same everywhere, are simply explained, amply illustrated and presented with serene sense.”Johndennis Govert, author, Feng Shui: Art and Harmony of Place

“Clear Englebert presents garden feng shui as beautiful as Mother Nature herself. Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens guides the reader on placement of water features, lighting, statuary and furniture, as well as favorite fragrant, colorful and edible plants that attract the good chi of birds and butterflies. Clear's research provides an excellent resource for all tropical gardening, not just in the Aloha State.” —Jami Lin, founder, Feng Shui Home Study Mastery Program and author, Feng Shui Today

“This clear, specific how-to guide is certain to help locals and designers make Hawai‘i even more visually stunning and energetically sound than it already is. I wish I’d had this book when I was a practicing landscape architect designing hotels in Hawai‘i before making feng shui my full-time career.” —Karen Rauch Carter, landscape architect and author, Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

“Filled with practical, easy-to-use recommendations and illustrated with beautiful color photographs, Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to live and work in a space surrounded by Nature’s own beauty. Clear Englebert’s extensive knowledge of Hawaiian flora combined with his feng shui expertise will inspire you to surround yourself with healthy, vibrant, lush green chi energies of Mother Nature. This book is definitely an important addition to my library and I will continually refer to it for my feng shui consultations!” —Master R.D. Chin, feng shui architect and author, Feng Shui Revealed

“With all the books on the subject of feng shui, it is a treat to see a book focused on the unique needs of the Hawaiian Islands and its exotic flora, especially as so much of daily life in a tropical climate is lived outdoors. Clear Englebert has created a book that takes ancient feng shui principles and applies them to many landscaping styles. As one would hope from a book on gardening, this book is beautifully and abundantly illustrated with many useful resources and ideas to guide you every step of the way—so you, too, can transform your outdoors into the relaxing and uplifting sanctuary that you imagined it would be.” —Elliot Jay Tanzer, author, Choose the Best House for You: The Feng Shui Checklist

“Whether you have only a balcony or many acres to work with, the details and plant lists are invaluable for all gardeners.”Angi Ma Wong, author, Feng Shui Dos and Taboos

“A book for both feng shui enthusiasts and beginners alike, with loads of tips and great practical ideas. I would recommend Feng Shui for Hawai‘i Gardens to anyone who wants to create peace and harmony in his or her environment.”  —Sarah Bartlett, author, Simply Feng Shui and Feng Shui for Lovers

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