|1. Calla Lilies|
2016 is the Year of the yang fire Monkey and it starts on February 4th, Lichun Day (立春) at 5:45 pm local Malaysian time. Lichun denotes the start of the first solar term and beginning of spring in ancient China. It is a day when farmers would traditionally hold prayers to the gods for a prosperous year ahead hoping for a good harvest. It is a time when farmers go back to the fields and begin work after a long winter's break.
The nurseries have started selling Chinese New Year plants and flowers and here are some preliminary pictures.
“Chinese New Year Plants and Flowers 2016”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on Jan 16, 2016
Common names: Lime-Berry, Limau Kiah
Just saying the words "mi zi lan" in Cantonese reminds me of my grandmother so much!
Some are in their natural colour of white with unopened buds but there are some batches with long, blooming catkins.
Some have been dyed in colours of pink, red and orange.