The chrysanthemum is the official flower of Japan and has become a symbol of longevity, power, dignity and nobility. In the Japanese garden the cycle of life from birth to death is reflected in the quiet passage of a year in the Garden.
Japanese andromeda or Lily of the valley bush. Pieris japonica, the Japanese andromeda or Japanese pieris, is a plant in the heather family, Ericaceae. Order: Ericales Family: Ericaceae Genus: Pieris Species: P.