Eco-friendly planting bears fruit in rural area
Dandelion flowers are in full bloom under apple trees. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
An eco-friendly planting orchard is attracting tourists in Xifeng district, Qingyang, Northwest China's Gansu province.
The 10-hectare grove is carpeted with flowering plants, including dandelions and orchids. They will not only attract countless bees to pollinate the fruit trees, but also inhibit the growth of weeds and protect the soil.
In addition, the sustainable operation can also help fruit growers gain extra income. "I just receive an order for dandelion flowers to make scented tea," said a grower surnamed Zhang.