China: See how the flower industry in the ancient city of Lijiang blooms

The ancient city of Lijiang has no intense heat in summer, no severe cold in winter and has a pleasant climate all year-round. It does not only have beautiful natural scenery, but in Guifeng Community, Kainan Street, a "world of flowers" is also being created.  

In recent years, with the rapid development of the province’s flower industry, based on natural resources such as climate and soil, and location advantages, the ancient urban area has actively integrated into the development. The characteristic flower industry is regarded as the local leading industry.

According to Ms. Yu Yao, general manager of Lijiang Qize Agricultural Development Co. Ltd., Lijiang has 2400-2600 hours of sunshine per year, a small annual average temperature difference, abundant rainfall and distinct dry and wet seasons. It has similar climatic conditions to Ecuador, Colombia, and other places that are rich in flowers, which makes it a treasure land for building a fruitful flower base. The climate and sunlight in Lijiang have special advantages for the growth of flowers, especially high-end cut flowers.

The Lijiang Flower Industrial Park provides more than 200 direct jobs, provides the residents of the surrounding villages a chance to participate in flower operations, and provides new channels for local people to increase their income. After specialized technical training, they can be responsible for planting, harvesting, and packaging.


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