Photography

Chinese New Year Chrysanthemums


A visit to plant nursery is necessary whenever Chinese New Year is coming. We buy potted plants and flowers to beautify our home. With only a week left to CNY, all I saw mostly at my regular plant nursery is chrysanthemum. I didn’t buy the mums though instead I bought 2 other flowering plants which I’ve no idea of their names and a lime plant. Haha

To me, chrysanthemum has always been a regular flower. A flower that’s too normal to my liking. However I’m starting to appreciate its beauty more in recent years. I searched the web for the reason why chrysanthemum is a favorite choice during CNY and come to a zero conclusion. LOL There are various reason stated such as nobility, longevity, perfection, joy… Mmmm thinking hard, I guess chrysanthemum symbolizes all the above. ;)

Let’s appreciate the beauty of chrysanthemums…

Sea Of Chrysanthemums

Sea of chrysanthemums.

Yellow Chrysanthemum

Yellow mums.

Purple Chrysanthemum

Purple! This one is blooming hence you can see some petals are still closed.

Orange Chrysanthemum

Orange mums.

Yellow Chrysanthemum

My favorite kind. Look so regal right?

Purple-Pinkish-White Chrysanthemum

My absolute favorite. :)
Love the color, the regality, the cozyness. Definitely remind me of a bed of feathers!

For those celebrating CNY, have you bought any plants or flowers?

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


7 Comments

  • Reply sycookies February 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I wouldn’t mind looking at them everyday. :)

  • Reply Dawn February 6, 2013 at 11:01 am

    OVer here fall is the time the mums will appear in stores. I like mums but never that much till I got here. You captured the beauty of these flowers really well. :)

    • Reply Che-Cheh February 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      I seldom (or maybe never at all) see mums use as decoration in US TV program.

      Ahh you’re so kind-hearted. I still need to improve a lot.

  • Reply foongpc February 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Beautiful chrysanthemums! No, have not bought any plants for CNY. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family! : )

    • Reply Che-Cheh February 9, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Happy Chinese New Year to you and family too. :)

  • Reply A New Lent, and a New (Lunar) New Year | The Jesuit Post February 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    […] fruits piled on plates pacify hungry and thirsty spirits. Kumquat trees, peach blossoms, and chrysanthemums cover every corner of the room, and incense rise up before altars and shrines to God, ancestors, […]

  • Leave a Reply