Simple beauty endures

The sun had begun to set behind the mountain, telling Akihiko the gardener that his day in the chrysanthemum fields was over.

It was the hour to leave his beloved flowers and go home. His blooms could now rest until dawn broke the next day.

Monday, 12 March, 2012, 12:00am

Hu leads service for quake victims

China President Hu Jintao presided over a memorial service on Tuesday, the first anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake which claimed more than 80,000 lives. The 30-minute service was held in Yingxiu town, the quake's epicentre.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Out and about

Mong Kok's Flower Market Road lives up to its name; a wide variety of potted plants and colourful blooms sourced from all over the world can be found here. New Territories nurseries sell larger items from the back of trucks and some great bargains can be found.

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Thanks, petal

The politically correct may call it Administrative Professional's Day but in Hong Kong, the Wednesday of the last full week of April is still dedicated to 'secretaries'. Rather than argue the validity of the word, why not think of how to thank that special person who does your grunt work. Consider flowers.

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Exhibition

The Exhibition

Silent Fragrance

The chrysanthemum flower is at the centre of Alannala Lau's paintings which combine a trendy look with an oriental flavour. Tue-Sat, 1.30pm-8pm, Sun, 2pm-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 9 Yuen Yuen St, Happy Valley. Inquiries: 2574 3370. Ends today

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Non Sense

satisfy all the senses


The Floating World

8 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Dendranthema Love has plenty in his favour

The step up to a mile and the application of blinkers for the first time are two key ingredients which should collectively spell success for Andy Leung Ting-wah's English import Dendranthema Love in the Golden Years handicap (Race Eight) this afternoon.

20 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Signs of growth in flower market

Flower retailers expect Lunar New Year sales to pick up from last year but restaurateurs are pessimistic about any improvement in year-end banquets.

Prices of traditional New Year flowers had not risen, although the economy was picking up and consumer spending had slightly recovered, said Hong Kong Flower Retailers' Association chairwoman Elizabeth Tse Wong Siu-yin.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Let millions of chrysanthemums bloom in Xiao Lan

WHAT does it cost to keep a tradition alive? Ask the thousands of residents in Xiao Lan county, right at the centre of the Pearl River Delta, and they will cite their months of working on the land.

12 Nov 1994 - 12:00am