Plants and flowers are a very important element in Chinese New Year decorations especially in China. During this time of the year the houses of the locals are blooming with different flowers and plants that symbolize growth and prosperity for the coming year. I don't have the habit to buy plants for Chinese New Year as i think it is a waste because these flowers will die soon after the season. But this year... Ops! I can't help myself!
Chrysanthemum signifies great joy and happiness
Yesterday, i also bought a pot of Pussy Willow from the newly opened nursery opposite my office (sounds good ay, after a hectic day can go lepak at the nursery haha). I actually wanted to buy a pot of lime tree after i read a post from Autumn Belle on Buying Citrus Lime Trees for Chinese New Year . But there were not much lime trees left for sale and the good ones are all sold. So i brought a pot of Pussy Willow back home instead. The gardener told me this plant can live for 1 year in our climate if place it indoor. Pussy Willow is one of those things that you get once a year and it is very much like a Christmas tree for Christmas. Since the Chinese like numerous blossoms on a branch, the many buds of the willow make it a favourite flower for Chinese New Year.
Pussy Willow signifies growth which represent
the coming of prosperity
Can you spot Winnie the Pooh? My daughter also joined in the fun decorating the house for the CNY with her stickers, lol.
Wish you have a happy week!