Home gardening still going strong

Home gardening has blossomed as more people have remained at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wang Hui, a home gardening enthusiast in her 40s living in Kunming, Yunnan province, started growing plants in her yard in early 2020.

A view of Dounan Flower Market, the largest fresh-cut flower trading market in Asia, in Kunming, Yunnan province, in July

"I have five ginkgo and five plum trees, strawberries, grapes, two pomegranate trees, a passion fruit vine, and one tree each for lemons, apples, and cherries, as well as various seasonal flowers, including hydrangea, gardenia, straw daisy, rose, frangipani, and blue lotus. I also grow hundreds of pots of succulents," Wang said.

"When August comes, the osmanthus tree in my yard blossoms. The sweet smell spreads far, to even around the neighborhood. Growing flowers and plants calms me. Regardless of distractions, sitting in the garden brings me a sense of tranquility and peace," she added.

Wang said she had to buy a watering can, clippers, and other supplies in preparation for gardening, aside from plants. She spent over 100,000 yuan ($14,790) on her yard over the past two years.

Read the complete article at: chinadaily.com.cn

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