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Gardens of China Plant Meanings Chrysanthemum Prized for its autumnal beauty and medicinal qualities. The flowers are displayed sparingly, to emphasize the beauty of individual blooms and to symbolize splendor, luster, and "the courage to make sacrifices for a natural life.” Gardens of China Plant Meanings Three Friends of Winter Plum Pine Bamboo
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Gardens of China Plant Meanings Plum - Prunus Mume Called "plum blossom," is one of the most important species in Chinese gardens and represents renewal and strength of will. Taoists believe one who contemplates Spring blossoms in snow can experience the essence of spiritual harmony. Indoor blooms signify Friendship. Gardens of China Plant Meanings Pine Evergreen "friend of winter," Pinus symbolizes wisdom, longevity, persistence, tenacity, and dignity. Many species of pines are native to China. Specimens for gardens are often chosen for their gnarled limbs,
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Unformatted text preview: twisted trunks, or windblown appearance to suggest great age. Wu Zhen (Wu Chen) (1280-1354). Painting dated 1328. Two Pine Trees. National Palace Museum, Taibei. Gardens of China Plant Meanings Bamboo Bamboo is used in every traditional Chinese garden for its beauty, the rustling sound of its leaves in the breeze, and the feathery shadows it casts on walls of the garden. As an evergreen, bamboo is one of the "three friends of winter." Bamboo represents a strong but resilient character. Upright Character Chinese gardens are experienced as a series of scenes; they are discovered in sequence. Ting or Pavilion Humans place in the universe - balance between heaven and earth. Often the focal point in a composition Walkways Designed to Capture Views Window Frames Gateways (frame entrances and support views)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course LA 211 taught by Professor Reeves during the Winter '11 term at Cal Poly.

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