Chinese New Year is being celebrated this year on the 1st February – and farewell to Year of the Ox…what a cow that turned out to be! We welcome the Year of the Tiger; characterised by its braveness and spontaneity, leadership and social justice attributes. Mmmm, our Gro stores are channelling their inner TIGER!
Plants play an important part in Chinese or Lunar New Year. Anything with red or orange flowers, fruit or foliage is highly valued, being the "lucky colour" such as Anthurium. Also indoors, why not check out some "Chinese Evergreens" or Aglaonema. They are one of the toughest indoor plants available and are good Feng Shui. Lucky Bamboo (Dracenasanderana) or Lucky Plant, as it is also known, is grown for attracting joy, breaking hexes and encouraging good health.
Each Lunar New Year traditionally houses are cleaned, paths swept and old ideas and bad thoughts are swept aside to make room for all the positive energy a New Year can herald. New candles, new cushions, new beginnings. And don’t forget the red envelopes with gold or red notes inside for the kids – it’s a way of transferring your good fortune from one generation to the other, literally and figuratively.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!