Celebrating Chinese New Year - Flowers & Plants

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: China / Beijing

To bring the sweet scent of spring inside, families visit the flower market on the day before the new year. Pretty branches of plum blossoms, which symbolize perseverance, are arranged with strong, flexible bamboo stalks. Add a green pine sprig to show constancy, or a golden kumquat, which represents wealth. You might also see pussy willows, azaleas, water narcissus, or peonies, China's national flower.

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