5 Fire Element Ideas For Your Healing Garden

Fire Element Ideas For Breast Cancer Healing Garden

By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Fire element is the spark from which all of life derives. The emotion associated with Fire is joy, which, when in balance, represents an overflowing enthusiasm for life. An excess of Fire, however, can create hyper-excitability and restlessness, while a deficiency of Fire can produce a lack of joy and a feeling of apathy.

The Fire element is felt most intensely in summer, summer may be the best time for you to concentrate on rebuilding the energy consumed during the winter and spring months. As summer activities can sometimes appropriate your relaxation and meditative time, make sure to find a balance between action and being, between social events and time to be in your garden, or relax in your hammock, and allow the earth to nourish you.

Fire Element Ideas For The Garden Include The Following:

1. Outdoor candles, fire pits and torches are a great way to bring the fire element to your garden. 

Add Candles & Torches As A Fire Element To A Healing Garden

Adding stylish candles and torches add a calm feel to any outdoor healing space. Try making your own mason jar candles with this beautiful DIY tutorial.

2. You can add cone, pyramid and triangle-shaped trellises and objects. Cone Shaped Trellis For Healing Garden

Trellis, topiary, tower, obelisk, describe what this yard art can do. Your garden patio or flower beds will benefit from this piece of garden decor. The hand painted finish with colors add a bit more pizzazz all year round. Try this trellis tutorial.

3. Even conical-shaped trees and plants add the fire element. Cone Shaped Bushes For Healing Garden Fire Element
When choosing your conical-shaped bushes, you have to take into consideration the potential size of plant, if it will be suitable for the area in which you plan to plant it. Learn about Box Wood and how to grow it here.

4. Not surprisingly, fire is also represented by the many shades of the color red. That includes pink, burgundy and orange.Red Color Ideas For Fire Element In Healing GardenTry adding red accents outdoors… it’s so attractive. Weathered wood and touches of red… flowers or shutters… a tractor…it doesn’t matter what the calling card is because red just goes totally eye candy. Try this red chair tutorial.

5. Try adding these cheerful orange lanterns. Garden Lantern Ideas For Garden Adorable yarn-ball-ish lantern project for a version of lantern loveliness. Fair warning, it’s a super-duper messy project Tutorial

Over time, you’ll see it’s easy to add natural elements to your garden. With a little practice, your naturaleye will determine how various objects can represent these elements, whether by their design, color or shape. The important thing is to select the items that you enjoy, and have fun while creating a sense of balance and harmony throughout your outdoor healing spaces.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

5 Ideas For Creating A Breast Cancer Healing Garden Path

Garden Path For Breast Cancer Healing Garden

By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

When you are creating your breast cancer healing garden why not create a few paths that bring a sense of mystery, wonder and playfulness to your space! In feng shui, paths are considered conductors of chi. As a waterway allows chi to flow, so does a path.

Here are a few tips to create your own healing paths:

Create an entrance that beckons. An archway or gate is a wonderful way to “enter” the path. It creates a separation from what is “out there” and what is “in here.”Breast Cancer Healing Garden Entrance

Use material underfoot that will slow down the pace of the walker. Single pieces of stone spaced apart helps bring mindfulness to each step. Pebbles and wood chips add sound to each step, reminding the walker of their pace, and to slow down.Natural Garden Path Ideas For Breast Cancer Healing Garden

Create a meandering path that allows the walker to take their time. These paths also do not show the ultimate destination, reinforcing that life is about the journey rather than the destination.Path Ideas For Healing Garden

Use yin and yang when creating your path: not to narrow or too wide; plantings that are too bushy can easily encroach on the walker; a balance of large and small plants, of color variations, and pleasant scents.Garden Path Ideas For Breast Cancer Healing Garden End your path with something to enjoy, be it a sculpture, statue or bench. Or it could be an expansive view. Or perhaps it’s a circular path that brings you back to where you started.Focal Point For Breast Cancer Garden Path

And most of all, enjoy your path! It is yours to experience and share with others!

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

5 Wind Element Ideas For A Breast Cancer Healing Garden

5 Wind Element Ideas For Breast Cancer Healing GardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Air as one of the four classic elements can be represented in the garden in a number of ways, namely through wind, sound and movement. Air gives life through its component molecules of carbon and oxygen. It is what we breath. To meditate on the wind element, one could meditate outside in a place where there was occasional wind or watch the movement of a candle flame. We could also use a rotating fan to give the same environment. Add wind element to your healing garden with these few ideas listed below:

Wind Streamers
Flags, banners and streamers captures the wind and reflect the element air and are easy to include in any garden design. Making wind streamers is simplistic; all you need are a few strips of old material and a stick and you’re ready to go. Find wind streamers tutorial here.Wind Streamers

Suncatcher Wind Chimes
Air in the form of wind provides an energy force that has tremendous power. Its slow-moving form creates gentle energy for wind chimes. The chimes in turn produce melodic sound waves which travel through the air. Thus sound is an aspect of air. Suncatcher wind chimes sound is actually quite pleasant peaceful. Find suncatcher wind chime tutorial here.Suncatcher Wind Chimes

Spiral Wind-Spinner
When the breeze turned the spiral, it had a magical hypnotic type of effect. The ball gave an illusion of moving up and down the spiral tail. Find spiral wind spinner tutorial here.Spiral Wind Chimes

Wind Harps
Wind Harp from different size plastic bottles, 1/10 to 1/3″ slits in the side, different lengths and sizes make different sounds, nail bottle cap on a dowel rod and screw bottle on. These have artists glass swirled on the inside. Gotta try this. Find wind harps tutorial here.Wind Harps For Healing Garden

Kinetic Art
Enhance your landscaping with a fun aquatic hint using the Panacea Fish Kinetic Art Windmill. The familiar shape and blue and green color scheme celebrate life under the sea.Windmills For Healing Garden

Making a garden healing is not that it is located in a particular place, rather, it’s what happens there. What happens there is what you put into it, the meaning you create and the thoughts and emotional energy you put into it. You are the garden and you must interact with it to make it healing.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Garden Gate & Color Therapy For Healing

Color Therapy and Garden Gates Ideas For Breast Cancer Healing GardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

When developing your therapeutic garden area for breast cancer recovery, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. Even a simple, color will do. Using colors to heal is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is used as a holistic or alternative treatment. A garden gate is the “first impression” of any garden, and making it special sets the tone for your outdoor space. Why not create a garden gate with charm, cleverness, and creativity. Color used with repetition can unify a garden. We have some great ideas for garden gates, and anyone who is handy can accomplish these garden projects.

Blue Garden Gate

Blue Garden Gate For Healing GardenA blue garden gate!  Beauty and color greet you as you enter through the blue garden gate. Blue is a calming color, good for curing insomnia and reducing nervous excitement. Blue is a great color for meditation and spiritual expansion. Its complement is orange.  We have included a blue trellis tutorial for a blue color harmony. DIY Tutorial .

Orange Garden Gate

Orange Garden Gate Idea For Healing GardenEnjoy soaking in the energy of this orange colored garden gate that will cheer you up every morning when you look out the kitchen window. Get this gate from Jane Hart who designs and creates art fences, garden sanctuaries and gates from cedar (using recycled materials when appropriate). Orange is the color of creativity and we should give ourselves the space to have creative time.

Lavender Garden GateLavender Garden

The paint color might seem a little over the top or distracting, but the fact that it matches the blooms in the yard just beyond actually makes it a very clever choice. Your eye is naturally drawn through the gate and into the flower garden. Lavender, being the color relating to our spiritual connection, can be very helpful for meditation and any spiritual matters.(Violet is used a great deal within religions across the world) We have included a How to Make a Curved Wooden Garden Gate, Tutorial.

Yellow Garden Gate

Yellow Garden Gate For Healing GardenAs you can tell from these photographs, yellow is a much-loved color, with people everywhere attracted to its happy and welcoming hue. Whether it’s a beaten-up warehouse entrance or the threshold of a stately heritage home, every door looks special when it’s painted this bright. Yellow stimulates mental ability, concentration, and purify the body, and its complement is lavender. We have included a Garden Gate Sign Tutorial.

There are no fixed rules for creating a healing space. Do whatever appeals to your senses and put those ideas in the space. When developing your area, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. You don’t need an elaborate space to uplift your mind and soul. Even a simple, color will do. Several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, practiced chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment.

Featured Photo Source: Ellen Kennon

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Therapeutic Swing Ideas For Healing Garden

Therapeutic Swing Ideas For Healing Garden By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Backyards even small in size can become your favorite relaxing for breast cancer healing spot if you design it in a creative way. For that take a look at the tips below and get inspired:

How To Make A Rope Swing
With a few supplies found at any hardware store: a pine disc (already cut into a circle), a carabiner, and a long piece of natural rope you can make your own rope swing. With some stain, a drilled hole, and a few tree-climbing knots, the swing can be finished and hanging in your tree in no time. Rope Swing For Healing Garden
A Pallet Porch Swing
Hung it and added some pillows and you have a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the pond, read a book and listen to the birds!
DIY Pallet Swing For Healing Garden
Up-Cycle Old Swing

With this up-cycled swing you will have two new seats that won’t stay wet after it rains. This swing turns out great and gives you another spot to sit in the garden.Up-Cycling Swing Idea For Healing GardenDIY – Old Fashioned Tire Swing
If you have a large tree in your yard and some kids who enjoy swinging, here is a fun and relatively inexpensive project for you. All you need is an old tire which you can probably get for free from the local service station and a few pieces of hardware you can pick up at your local hardware store Tire Swing For Healing Garden
Purchase a papasan chair. They cost a fraction of the price. Buy strong, medium sized rope and hang it! It can be hung outdoors from a tree branch.Cozy Reading Swing For Healing GardenDawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Healing Garden Ideas For The Senses

Healing Garden Ideas For The Senses

Many gardeners choose plants for their visual beauty, you may also want to concentrate on choosing plants that stimulate the other senses. The following suggestions will help you choose plants that cater to your sense of taste, smell, touch, and hearing.

A Garden You Can Taste
Herbs, fruits, and vegetables are perfect for stimulating your sense of taste. Vegetables that are brightly colored when ripe, such as gold zucchini squash, red leaf lettuce, and purple podded beans, stand out from the surrounding green foliage and make harvesting easier. Tomatoes and strawberries soften slightly and turn bright red when they are ripe. You may want to grow bush-type varieties, so you don’t have to search long, tangled vines for your produce.Gardening for the senses - TasteMint is very refreshing to chew, and there are dozens of types of mints: not only the spearmint and peppermint everyone is familiar with, but also apple mint, orange mint, and many others can be planted in your garden. Hundreds of herbs can be used for cooking. Be certain that you know what herbs you are eating: some very popular herbs and flowers are considered toxic!

A Garden You Can Smell
An area surrounded by the scents is a relaxing place to set up a lawn chair and read an adventurous novel. Every plant has its own scent. Different scents can subtly alter your mood, and your garden can help you take advantage of this. Try to create different “rooms”, or pockets in the garden. Some scents, like honeysuckle, jasmine and wisteria, can make you feel sleepy, while herbs such as lavender, rosemary, and lemon verbena energize and invigorate you. A stroll through a section of culinary herbs, like oregano, sage, and thyme, will often help with your appetite.Gardening for the senses - SmellTry not to use too many scented plants together, however, because their different scents tend to blend together and become confusing. If you garden with the different “mood rooms”, as described above, you can include many more scented plants, as they will be scattered in different parts of the garden.

A Garden You Can Feel
Our sense of touch can make the garden an exciting place to explore the different plant textures. Place plants with interesting textures in a small, enclosed garden with comfortable garden seats or mosses places to sit. Garden beds raised to a height of two feet and constructed with edges to sit on bring touchable plants within reach. Choose only nonpoisonous and non-prickly plants for the petting garden.Gardening for the senses - touchThere are many different textures that you can include in the garden. Some plants have soft, fuzzy leaves or flowers, like lamb’s ear, woolly thyme, and pussy willow. Many ornamental grasses, especially hare’s tail grass, have fluffy flower heads.

A Garden You Can Hear
The sounds that a garden makes can create subtle moods in visitors. The whisper of weeping plants, such as willows and birch, has a calming influence. The rustling of ornamental grasses and bamboo can create a sense of excitement and activity, and make excellent audio signals to help gardeners orient themselves. Gardening for the senses - hearThe garden is a magical place, and should be enjoyed by everyone! This is a brief introduction to the world of gardening for the senses.

Photo Source: The Hometown Tourist: Omaha

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

10 Ways To Add The Healing Power Of Water To Your Garden

Water For Healing GardenDawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

Healing gardens express our own individuality. We can show a bit of our personality with ornamentation and embellishments. We create a balance by adding water elements as a symbol of life and enhance the sacredness of a healing garden. Water can be metaphorical of peace, tranquility and calm. Water opens up the contemplative nature of the soul and helps to elicit memories and a sense of belonging. We have provided 10 ideas to add water to your breast cancer healing garden.

1. Water can be incorporated with a fountain as a symbol of the life force (chi, prana). Make your own patio fountain tutorial.Therapeutic Water Fountain For Breast Cancer Healing2. A slow moving stream or creek is symbolic of the river of life and our personal life path. Learn how to make your own backyard stream tutorial.Water Stream For Breast Cancer Garden3. A waterfall is symbolic of a leap into the unknown, of courage, and triumph over fear. Build your own backyard waterfall tutorial. 4. A still pond or pool, is symbolic of contemplation, of the soul’s yearning for truth, renewal and healing. Learn how to make your own backyard healing pond. Pond For Breast Cancer Healing Garden5. A bridge over moving water is a powerful symbol of our ability to overcome obstacles. It also helps to define the journey within the garden. Find a selection of bridges for garden here.Garden Bridge For Breast Cancer Garden6. Introduce water as early as possible in the sequential experience of the garden: a purification bowl at the entrance helps to lower stress and is symbolic of our respect for nature and the divine. This bowl can include river stones and sea shells. Try making your own concrete bowl with this tutorial. Water Bowls For Breast Cancer Healing Garden7. Water can be designed to encourage interaction with wildlife: songbirds, butterflies, humming birds. Provide bird baths and feeders to encourage use of water features by wildlife. Bird bath tutorial for you try. Birdbath for Breast Cancer Healing Garden8. Incorporate natural objects into water features: sea shells, hollow rocks, stone bowls, tree stumps.

9. Provide some very shallow water for its reflective qualities: include rocks and allow some to be only partially submerged so they can act as launching pads for birds and butterflies. Try making a Hummingbird bath with this tutorial.
Water for Bees and Butterflies for Breast Cancer Garden10. Always provide sitting opportunities near water features both for the view as well as the sound. Seating For Breast Cancer GardenEveryone’s idea of a healing space is unique. There are no fixed rules for creating a healing space. Do whatever appeals to your senses and put those ideas in the space. When developing your area, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. You don’t need an elaborate space to uplift your mind and soul. Even a simple, color will do.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

5 Plants For A Breast Cancer Medicinal Flower Garden

Medicinal Flower Garden For Breast CancerBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

This year, while planning your breast cancer healing gardens, consider adding some plants that can also be used as medicine.  With the current health care issues, it is helpful to remember that winter and sickness always rolls around again.  Adding medicinal plants to your garden might be the best insurance.

Calendula for breast cancer healing gardenCalendula
Calendula is one of the most familiar and beloved herbs, earning our affection with its cheerful golden flowers. The “petals” are edible and the whole flower is an important medicinal herb in treating skin conditions. Calendula is found in topical ointments, salves and creams and has many benefits.

  • Calendula yellow-orange flowers are an edible garnish for salads, cakes, and soups.
  • Calendula flowers are also incorporated into oils and salves for healing wounds, rashes, burns, and dry skin.
  • Calendula flowers are used internally in teas and tinctures
  • Calendula can be used in broths as an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and lymphagogue (stimulates the lymphatic system).
  • Calendula can be used as a digestive anti-inflammatory.

Calendula prefers full sun and average garden soil.  It is easily grown from seed—direct sow or start early in pots; the seedlings are somewhat cold tolerant. Calendula does well as a container plant, hence the common name “pot marigold.” Plant 10-14’’ apart; grows to 18’’ tall. Calendula’s sticky flowers must be picked every two to three days to ensure a longer flowering season.

Chamomile for breast cancer healing gardenChamomile
Chamomile is the quintessential herb for teas.  It has a pleasant, sunshine taste, it’s gentle enough for children and elders, and it has a host of benefits.

  • Chamomile tea drunk frequently can add peace to your body and your day.
  • Chamomile calms the body, particularly the nervous and digestive systems.
  • Chamomile is high in calcium and magnesium.
  • Chamomile is helpful for dealing with muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, and achiness.
  • Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties also aid in the treatment of wounds.
  • Chamomile tea can be made stronger for a more therapeutic tea.

Chamomile likes a sunny place in sandy soil.  The “Roman” variety, Anthemis nobilis is a perennial while the “German” variety, Matricaria, is an annual.  Both have similar uses but the German variety is sweeter, with an apple taste.  Chamomile is hardy and can withstand some foot traffic. Harvest the flowers on a dry morning after they have fully bloomed.

Dandelion For Breast Cancer GardenDandelion
Another beautiful present from Nature.  Yes, those weeds in your yard are incredibly effective herbal medicine.

  • Dandelion is very nutritive and acts as an overall tonic for the entire body.
  • Dandelion provides a good dose of vitamins A and C.
  • Dandelion is useful in supporting the digestive system.
  • Dandelion is a digestive bitter that induces bile flow, cleans the hepatic system.
  • Consider making dandelion “coffee” in order to feed the body, purify the blood and liver, and to feel more relaxed.

Dandelion is best harvested when it firsts appears in the spring; the entire plant can be used. You probably already know that dandelion likes open, sunny places.

Lavender For Breast Cancer Healing GardenLavender
Lavender is another herb that is very effective yet gentle enough for children and elders.  It has an affinity for the nervous system  It has a wide range of healing uses.

  • Lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
  • Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can be used to help heal minor burns.
  • Lavender can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
  • Lavender can be used for sore throats, toothaches, diarrhea, cough, arthritis, menstrual pain, and lowering blood pressure.
  • Have lavender essential oil on hand  for use in the house and car.

Lavender likes sunny places with sandy soil.  Harvest the flowers and stems on a dry morning after the flowers have bloomed.

Echinacea for breast cancer healing gardenEchinacea
Echinacea is a prime support for the immune system.  As such, it should be widely used for any type of infection.  Purple coneflower (another name for Echinacea) roots, seeds, and fresh flowers are all medicinal, and can be made into a tingly tasting, immune-stimulating tea or tincture.

  • Echinacea tincture or decoction could be used for infections of the mouth, such as gingivitis, canker sores, toothaches, tonsilitis, and sore throats.
  • A lotion with Echinacea will help with sores, cuts, acne, hemorrhoids, and psoriasis.
  • Use an Echinacea tincture to help with internal infections as wide-ranging as urinary tract infections, herpes, influenza, respiratory infections, snake or spider bites, and swollen lymph glands.

Echinacea adores sunny places and is native to the Great Plains.  The soil should be dry and fertile and the roots should not sit in water for any great length of time.  Echinacea grows easily from seeds and also self seeds well once it is established.  Plant the seeds as soon as the soil can be worked and when one or two more frosts can still be expected.  Thin the seedlings to 18 inches apart and protect the young roots from rabbits and hedgehogs.  Water the young plants well and weed thoroughly since they are not competitive.  Once established, however, Echinacea is fairly low maintenance.  You can also plant two months before the last frost date but the plants won’t bloom for the first year.  The plants bloom between June and October; harvest the flowers when they fully bloom and harvest the roots in the fall.

Most of the plants we shared with you are easy to grow and harvest.  Not only are they beautiful in your garden but they can be added regularly to your food and drinks.  Enjoy your new garden knowing you have taken one more step to a healthy and happy lifestyle!

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Health Benefits Of Bird Houses In A Breast Cancer Healing Garden

Breast Cancer Garden Bird HousesBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

There are many benefits to attracting birds to your yard and garden and when you set up a bird house or two and a couple of bird feeders, you will attract some very welcome, feathered visitors. Adding variety to your breast cancer healing garden can make you more energized and positive, giving you more to look forward to. And of course, in terms of variety, birds offer a dizzying array of colors, calls and behaviors.

The Benefits of Bird Houses
  1. Try Bird-Watching For Relaxation You can improve your health, relax, and take your mind off everyday worries by being outside for a few extra minutes a day to watch the birds.
  2. Create A New Learning Experience Watching a bird build a nest in the bird house you just hung in the back yard affords a great deal of learning experience and a great way to get interested in nature and the outdoors. Keeping our minds active and healthy is essential for our overall sense of well-being.
  3. Take Time To Enjoy Nature This is a pleasure that costs so little and gives so much satisfaction. There are some bird houses that fit a tight budget and others that are more elegant. Some of the bird feeders are less costly than others.
  4. Lift Your Spirits It’s possible to do a lot of birding just by looking out the window, sooner or later birds will lure us outdoors. While this alone can lift your spirits, there really is a scientific tie between your mood and being outside. When we’re outdoors moving around and breathing fresh air, we tend to take deeper breaths. With more oxygen transported to all the cells of our bodies, including our brains, we become more alert, and our mood is likely to be elevated.
  5. Attracting Birds For Flower Pollination  There are many birds who love to sip nectar from flowers and help to pollinate. With the bee population diminishing, attracting birds who do this is sure to benefit your garden.
  6. Learn How To Practice Conservation Birds love native plants.  If you grow these and then attract birds to your yard with bird friendly birdhouses, you will find that your gardening chores will diminish.
  7. Enjoy Bird Songs Well for one, there are some very beautiful bird songs that can delight your ear, not to mention some very colorful birds to please the eye.
  8. Eliminate Need For Toxic Insecticides Another benefit is that birds will eat harmful insects that plague your garden and yard. Inviting birds into your yard by setting up a bird house eliminates the need for toxic insecticides and give you a healthier life style.
Choosing The Right Bird House

Choosing the right bird house is a matter of personal taste. If you attract them to your yard by having bird friendly bird houses, and adding fresh clean water to the yard, they will visit often and bring many benefits to your yard.

A bird house can easily fit your outdoor garden theme. If you don’t want to buy a bird house, then get out your DIY supplies. You don’t have to think small! Try a large bird house will be the focal point of any garden!

The come in all shapes and sizes, to match any outdoor decor.  Here are a few ideas to give you some inspiration.

Up-Cycle Bird House

This idea is too cute and in looking for instructions on how to make these I have seen so many different designs, that not one is the same! If you are looking for a cheap and simple way to make a bird house, give this recycled method a try.Recycled Bird House For Breast Cancer Healing GardenMosaic Bird Houses Tutorial

These colorful, flower-inspired mosaic birdhouses are attractive in all meanings of the word. The rainbow of hues attracts the eye and proves that flowers need not be the only way to add color to a garden. Their functional aspects provide nesting spots for a variety of colorful birds, which makes your yard even more attractive. Learn MoreMosaic Bird Houses For Breast Cancer Hraling Garden

Build A Bird House

This bird house uses twigs to create a cosy retreat for your little feathered friends. Learn How To Build This Cute Bird HouseLearn How To Build A Bird House For Breast Cancer Garden

Junk Store Bird House Tutorial

This Junk Store Birdhouse from the O’Neil Sisters is cheap garden decor you’ll be proud to show off!  This handmade bird house is made with various odds and ends, giving it a unique look and a whimsical feel.  Aren’t those little button flowers the cutest?  Learn How To Make Junk Store Bird HouseJunk Store Bird House Tutorial For Breast Cancer Healing Garden
Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Creating Tree Garden Art For Therapeutic Healing, Inspiration And Good Humor

Breast Cancer Healing Garden Tree Art Ideas

Yarn Bombing

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

During breast cancer recovery it is recommended that you sit and eat or have a cup of tea several times a day outside. Your healing garden is like an oasis with calming effects. This space does not have to be large to feel spacious. The trees, the fresh air, animals and openness helps enlighten your mood and forget about the time.

In creating a garden for therapeutic outcomes it would pay to design with care, but also to add a few select pieces for their inspiration and good humor.

Faces on trees with clay and materials gathered in the yard
Tree Face Art

Tree Face Art

It’s nice to invent the faces of the trees. Then the trees will be a place to surprise and enchant visitors. But get yourself a lot of clay.

Add an interesting touch that can be effective year-round. Realistic looking tree faces that come in small, medium, and large sizes — great for older, larger trees.

Tree faces are the simplest way to bring life to the trees on your property

Add an interesting touch that can be effective year-round.  Realistic looking tree faces that come in small, medium, and large sizes — great for older, larger trees.

Placing some tree art where they can be seen from your windows
Diffuse backyard tension between squirrels and wild birds with humor

The chair squirrel feeders cleverly convert pesky squirrels into welcomed backyard comedians. You can’t help but laugh the moment you witness a squirrel seated in his very own patio furniture eating corn. Place these stylish corncob feeders away from wild bird feeders to delight family and friends while soothing ruffled wild bird feathers.

Bird houses & feeders are a great way to enjoy wildlife at its best!

If you live in an area that has many birds, a couple of strategically placed feeders will allow you to view those pretty birds up close and personal. You don’t necessarily have to go out and buy an expensive bird feeder though. You can easily make one yourself. Most feeders take just a little time and very little money. Learn how to make up-cycled bird feeders.

Featured Photo: Yarn Bombing

Now it’s your turn! We invite you to go create your own tree art, and show off your style in your breast cancer healing garden.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.


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