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Friday, January 29, 2010

Growing Luck in Malaysia

Can one lottery winner inspire a new floral tradition for the lunar year? A Malaysian nurseryman chirps, yes!


In Malaysia, this variety of pedilanthus is a favorite for the lunar new year.

Photo: The Star

The lunar new year arrives late this year, February 14, but horticulturists and florists worldwide have long been preparing. Traditional plants of the celebration

include bong mai, yellow chrysanthemum, flowering plum and narcissus, all early bloomers. The trick is handling them just so they flower on the holiday itself.

This year, along with the old customs, there’s 21st century spin in the marketing of holiday plants. If Apple, Google and Scott Brown can do it, why not nurserymen?

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Posted by Julie on 01/29 at 03:30 PM
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