Check this out. These are all over Beijing. It looks like a Christmas tree, doesn't it, with the alternating bands of green and red.
What is it really? A whole lot of plants in pots, artfully arranged inside a metal frame to resemble a tree. They are everywhere. It's a nice illusion. And it's also a little symbolic of China. They don't just plant a tree and be done with it -- they do something like this instead. It's sometimes more about how things appear -- than how they really are -- in China. Here are some more of my thoughts on that concept.