Thursday, January 31, 2008


An outdoor garden with bamboo trees in the background acting as a shade against prying eyes.

The city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province is famous for its beautiful women, among them the Soong sisters, wives of Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek. Apart from that, Suzhou is also famous for its silk and gardens.

Much pain goes into the planning and landscaping of a Suzhou garden. There are bound to be bamboos and weeping willows. In fact, these two trees are often found in Chinese paintings.

Bamboo has a very cooling effect on the surroundings. I have a potted bamboo plant but I intend to plant them as a shade around the house.

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