With the Chinese New Year (CNY) fast approaching, streets and shops are filled to the brim with auspicious seasonal plants to usher in the Lunar Year of the Golden Rabbit. Most Chinese love to have live blooming plants to welcome the refreshing New Year and new growth.
Some of the popular plants would be pussy willows, cherry blossoms, lime plants, bamboo shoots and money trees.
A combination of plum and peonies blossoms symbolize good luck and good fortune
Lucky bamboos symbolize harmony and prosperity. They create positive energy and good balance to any room.
I'm not sure how true this is but it is believed that twisted bamboos will make a person’s luck changed from bad to a good one.
lime plants symbolize the arrival of good fortune and prosperity. These plants are usually displayed at the front door entrance to a Chinese home or office building.
Pussy willows are thought to symbolize goodwill and motherhood. They are also considered to represent protection for the home. We took these flowers while on one of our walks in Salzburg last year.
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gorgeous flowers! i've always wanted to get a lime plant but i haven't seen them around.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, you can't help but smile at them.ReplyDelete
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Lovely...those pussy willows really are gorgeous, huh?ReplyDelete
the first one is my favourite - such beautiful colores ...ReplyDelete
Great photos. Hope the year of the rabbit brings us luck and good health. Happy Ruby Tuesday!ReplyDelete
Lovely flowers! Those in the first photo are amazing. Wonderful colors. Thanks, Life Ramblings!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures. Very nice. Greetings.ReplyDelete
i like all these CNY plants esp the Lucky bamboos! :)ReplyDelete
have you done all your CNY shopping yet, LR? :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots of the lucious plants!ReplyDelete
Used to be a lot of Pussy Willow around my area in OZ but they seem to have disappeared. What an unusal way for Bamboo to grow quite freaky. Once again fantastic photos keep 'em coming.ReplyDelete
I wanna get all four of these plants. :DReplyDelete
Beautiful colorful photos! I like all of these plants and the symbolism is fun to learn.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't t be good, if these superstitions were more than mere fantasy. If keeping these flowers and plants nearby actually brought about the positive changes they are alleged to make. I'd be off to the florists in haste.ReplyDelete
Still I love the sentiments expressed and the sight of them, like a great panacea, these flowers. Thanks.
So many gorgeous plants and flowers! You can't help but smile when you see so much beauty! Your photos are so superb as always! And the symbolism is fun to read as well! Thank you for sharing these! Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year to you!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful floral displays for the Chinese New Year. I had not heard about the twisted bamboo changing a person's luck. I wonder where I could get some?ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots. Those short bamboos are even sold here.ReplyDelete
Looking at those flowers will really transform your mood to positivity.ReplyDelete
Lucky bamboos are mostly the gifts I receive on Chinese New Year. Yes, they create good mood.
Thanks for educating me about the plants suitable for display on the Chinese New Year.ReplyDelete
I love going around nurseries and shops this time of year, so many good buy,even though I don't celebrate Chinese New Year.ReplyDelete
i loved to add many many Reds to our house during cny! it make the whole place coming alive!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fatt Chai!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers and plants! Lovely shots!ReplyDelete
Thank´s for your information too!
I did not know that about the limes.ReplyDelete
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The festive plants are all about prosperity, good luck, protection. Nice pixz have not bought any yet probably may get some pussy willows arrow heads. tQ.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing. I loved learning the meanings of these flowers. Happy RT.ReplyDelete
Thank you very muchReplyDelete
beautiful shot, information ...ReplyDelete
Oh! All these plants give me the CNY mood! : )ReplyDelete
Good morning LR! Rise and shine! :DReplyDelete
Oooooh somebody's getting ready for CNY I see... :)ReplyDelete
I bet u have a green thumb.. and ur flowers are all in full bloom! :DReplyDelete
We will get some greens for our home also a lucky bamboo too!ReplyDelete
The flowers are so pretty!