Traditionally, many people buy flowers for the Lunar New Year.  I haven’t really done this in the past because cut flowers and the Monkey don’t mix well. 

However, Monkey found this potted plant while shopping in Costco (of all places).  It even came with the Hong Bao! 

Monkey loves chrysanthemums, and this kind is her favorite!  In the past she’s only seen these as cut stems.  Monkey has big dreams for this plant.  She hopes she can keep it alive until spring!