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Plant Store

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On Sunday we got a chance to go into the city to get plants. The kids are required to buy a small plant to take care of throughout the winter. It helps teach them responsibility and it also makes the winter a little more bearable to have some greenery inside.

The plant store here is a warehouse divided into dozens of stalls selling all kinds of plant related things and the plants themselves. Some stalls have only orchids, some have succulents, some have pots and water pitchers. It's like the gardening section of Home Depot combined with a craft fair.

I just got a simple Sansevieria (or Snake Plant). In China it's called a Tiger's Tail or hǔwěilán 虎尾兰 or so Wikipedia tells me. Yun got a Bonsai kind of plant (no idea which kind of evergreen). Mine cost 15 kuai for the plant plus 35 for the pot. Yun's came potted and cost 160 bargained down from 180 (I'm a terrible bargainer, so any price break is better than nothing). Total, that's about $35. So now our apartment is looking much happier and our old Bougainvillea has some friends.



Posted by Blanchardlawn 20:30 Archived in China Tagged stores

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