Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chinese New Year 2009 - Plants

Plants and flowers are a favourite during chinese new year.
Especially well like must be the bamboo plants. Bamboo plants are also known as lucky bamboo. A Lucky Bamboo with a red ribbon and an attached peanut would enhance, exponentiate its meaning within the objects and translate into something like:

lucky bamboo- luck, money, quick achievement

bamboo- youth (spring of ones life), suppleness, strength, endurance, flexibility, longevity,

green colour- growth, spring, hence new and strong beginnings

red (colour)- good luck, expansive, blooming, reaching upwards, celebration, happiness, joy, vitalityfire,

red (Five Elements)- good luck, money, respect, recognition, protection, vitality

peanuts- health, long life, birth of prosperity, continuous growth, multiplication in wealth and good fortune, stability

This year I noticed a new type of plant that looked like mushrooms.

The lucky bamboos are arranged in heart shaped maybe to be recycle for valentine day?

Other plants like the kumquat and wishy willows are also a favourite.

Here's wishing all who celebrates the festival, a very Happy Chinese New Year and have a sumptous reunion lunch or dinner today. And may the Year of the Ox bring good luck, good health and good fortune for all.

I will be having steamboat for our reunion dinner with my own family tonight. :)

Yesterday already had an early reunion lunch with my brother's siblings but did not take any photo of the food.


zakscloset said...

how pretty! happy chinese new year!!

alicesg said...

Thank you Zak, same to you. said...

A very Happy and Healthy New Year to You!!! I loved seeing all the nice green plants... said...

A very Happy and Healthy New Year to You!!! I loved seeing all the nice green plants...

LadyFi said...

Love the lucky bamboo!

A healthy, lucky and prosperous New Year to you!

Sidney said...

I think I urgently need a lucky bamboo ! ;-)

Old Wom Tigley said...

All the very best to you also.. love these bright cheerful pictures.

Wiggers World

the donG said...

wow! i didnt know plants can bring you luck as well.