Country life

In China, life is alway about harmony.   Flaming cockscomb with luxurious looking floccus shows the passion of life.  In the courtyard or front yard, cockscomb grows in the vase.  If vastly grown, it could grow very tall, alike the sunflower.

Chinese love orchid more than any other plants for indoor decoration.  Yellow clay and sand mix is good for growing orchid.  I went to the Jiufeng hill to pick some earth and sand.  Normally local orchid blooms in February.  Yellow clay and sad mix could resist the cold rot in the snow.


Bottle gourd is a blessing for house.  Engraved with blessing words, it was used for decoration and to dispel evils. 

Golden fish means good luck.  River turtle is kid’s favorate.

Bamboo plant is common in the southern province.

Tea tree flower or camellia is good to be seen in Oct.

Winter melon grows in the frost season.  Pumpkin was harvested to feed the running chicken.

This is a peach plantation. In March, peach flowers would be overwhelming.


Author: Cathy Tsui

Entrepreneur in wine and gifts. Importer and Exporter. Promotional products consultant; Italian shop owner; wine specialist; WSET certificate; self-media; wine talk show, "Let's taste some wine!" Those are old stories now. I am now an inspiring travel agent.

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