In the early days tulips were planted specifically for the emperor’s family because they have the aura of mystery and nobleness. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/15/the-beautiful-plants-and-flowers-used-during-the-chinese-new-year-holidays.html?photo=2

In the early days tulips were planted specifically for the emperor’s family because they have the aura of mystery and nobleness. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/15/the-beautiful-plants-and-flowers-used-during-the-chinese-new-year-holidays.html?photo=2

Because the character for “gold” is a part of the Chinese name “gold-orange,” it symbolizes wealth, and is often a popular gift during the Chinese New Year’s Festival.  http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/15/the-beautiful-plants-and-flowers-used-during-the-chinese-new-year-holidays.html?photo=2

The Beautiful Plants and Flowers Used During the Chinese New Year Holidays

Because the character for “gold” is a part of the Chinese name “gold-orange,” it symbolizes wealth, and is often a popular gift during the Chinese New Year’s Festival. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/15/the-beautiful-plants-and-flowers-used-during-the-chinese-new-year-holidays.html?photo=2

Lucky bamboo looks like bamboo but it isn’t real. The name is given because of its beautiful shape, and it’s easy to take care of. It symbolizes safety and peace. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/15/the-beautiful-plants-and-flowers-used-during-the-chinese-new-year-holidays.html?photo=2

The Beautiful Plants and Flowers Used During the Chinese New Year Holidays

Lucky bamboo looks like bamboo but it isn’t real. The name is given because of its beautiful shape, and it’s easy to take care of. It symbolizes safety and peace. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/15/the-beautiful-plants-and-flowers-used-during-the-chinese-new-year-holidays.html?photo=2

Happy 2016, the year of monkey! (Image: Monica Song) http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/12/look-at-these-lovely-chinese-new-year-cards.html?photo=2

Look at These Lovely Chinese New Year Cards

Happy 2016, the year of monkey! (Image: Monica Song) http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/12/look-at-these-lovely-chinese-new-year-cards.html?photo=2

The lantern festival in Taiwan. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/23/see-how-chinese-new-year-in-taiwan-was-celebrated-images.html?photo=2

See How Chinese New Year in Taiwan Was Celebrated (Images

The lantern festival in Taiwan. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/23/see-how-chinese-new-year-in-taiwan-was-celebrated-images.html?photo=2

The lantern festival in Taiwan. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/23/see-how-chinese-new-year-in-taiwan-was-celebrated-images.html?photo=2

See How Chinese New Year in Taiwan Was Celebrated (Images

The lantern festival in Taiwan. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/23/see-how-chinese-new-year-in-taiwan-was-celebrated-images.html?photo=2

2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/05/start-chinese-new-year-right-what-not-to-do.html

Start Chinese New Year Right: What NOT to Do

2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/05/start-chinese-new-year-right-what-not-to-do.html

This card says, "may your dream come true in 2016." (Image: Monica Song) http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/12/look-at-these-lovely-chinese-new-year-cards.html?photo=2

Look at These Lovely Chinese New Year Cards

This card says, "may your dream come true in 2016." (Image: Monica Song) http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/12/look-at-these-lovely-chinese-new-year-cards.html?photo=2

Cute monkey design to greet the new year. (Image: Monica Song)  http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/12/look-at-these-lovely-chinese-new-year-cards.html?photo=2

Look at These Lovely Chinese New Year Cards

Cute monkey design to greet the new year. (Image: Monica Song) http://www.visiontimes.com/2016/02/12/look-at-these-lovely-chinese-new-year-cards.html?photo=2

Hellebore (lenten rose) blooms in the winter/early spring, likes the dark and the damp. The perfect addition to our poison garden! (via ferrebeekeeper)

Hellebore

Hellebore (lenten rose) blooms in the winter/early spring, likes the dark and the damp. The perfect addition to our poison garden! (via ferrebeekeeper)

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