RhododendronA personal response is common when deciding on what to plant where. Our senses play a magnetic connection to memory. But it also runs deeper than that and can be triggered by what energetically the body needs at that time.

The surface of the earth has a chakras system, as do our bodies. It can be this that is calling you. Earth energy is constant and free flowing. Tapping into this is the purest source of energetic release and mineral exchange available to man.

Consider the five senses

What calls you to seek to smell something in the garden? This could purely be a seasonal joyful unfolding or a need to connect to your solar plexus.

How does a space in the garden taste? This highly developed sense is directly linked to a personal knowing that you are tapping into a connection to energy of the earth but also seeking a way of grounding the root charka. What colours attracted you- is it soft tones or bold oranges / reds – both scream the clash of the yin and yang polarity which is your default response!! The heart will lead you to see the answer.

What colours attract you? Is it soft tones or bold oranges / reds – both scream the clash of the yin and yang polarity which is your default response! The heart will lead you to see the answer.

Sounds of nature, the naturalistic connection to choosing plants where attracting bird life into your garden is paramount. Musically, bird call activates the throat chakra.

Love of textural natives ping the sacral chakra that kicks into play.

The upper chakras – the first eye and the crown chakras are more attuned to spiritual connections – more on that at a later date.

In the meantime, next time you smell a beautiful rose – note the colour, touch its velvety petals, what memories does it hold for you? How does it make you feel!