Feng Shui in the Garden bookWhen you are in a room togeth­er whether it’s the fam­i­ly din­ner table or a con­fer­ence room and you all need to come to some type of agree­ment, the col­or of cen­ter­piece mat­ters. Try orange flowers!

Pick a few orange flow­ers and make that the focus of your flo­ral dec­o­ra­tion for the table. In her book,  Feng Shui in the Gar­den, author Nan­cilee Wydra cov­ers how col­ors and flow­ers affect peo­ple. She writes, “Orange, the col­or of fusion, can be used in class­rooms, nego­ti­a­tion cham­bers, court­rooms and shared areas. This is the col­or to use when com­pro­mis­ing is a ben­e­fit.” Mix­ing yel­low and red helps ener­gy become clear­er, she con­tin­ues. It helps with con­ver­sa­tion and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty and dis­cour­ages iso­la­tion, inse­cu­ri­ty and individuality.

Spring orange flow­ers you can plant include pot marigold (Cal­en­du­la), pan­sy, snap­drag­on, Alstroe­me­ria, and daylily. Sum­mer orange flow­ers include bego­nia, zin­nia, chrysan­the­mum, can­na, and dahlias.

Pic­tured above is a sim­ple com­bi­na­tion of flower you can pick up at your local gro­cery store. Five stems of orange Alstroe­me­ria are com­bined with 10 stems of orange Ranun­cu­lus in an orange metal­lic bowl.