At Lunar New Year, the streets of Vietnam are filled with vibrant colour and extraordinary energy.
Wholesalers and market stalls are stocked with peach blossom and cumquat plants for the Vietnamese to take home for their family celebrations.
Peach blossom symbolizes strength and vitality as it only blooms in spring after a cruel winter.
The round, glossy, orange cumquat is a symbol of wealth and happiness for the New Year with its bright fruit representing a golden coin.
These plants inspire good luck and good fortune for all, as Giulietta Avenia discovered.