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Cherry Blossom Season Has Begun in Hangzhou

  Urban Express  In the past,residents in Hangzhou hadto go to the West Lake to enjoy cherry blossoms,while now theromantic cherry blossomscan be enjoyedhere and there, such as in the community and even by the roadside.According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 40 varieties of cherry blossoms in the city’sgreenbelts,includingover20 early bloomers,over10 midseason bloomers andover10 late bloomers.The best time to enjoy the cherry blossoms isfrom nowontill early April.

Hangzhou Takes One Gold and One Bronze in National Orchids Contest

  The first Chinese Spring Orchids Festival opened a few days ago in Keqiao, a district of Shaoxing, Zhejiang province. With the theme of “embracing spring with the fragrance of orchids”, the festival took a form of online exhibition that accommodated more than 1,100 pots of fine orchids from all over the country and enabled viewers to see these remarkable plants by a simple click. Of the 433 potted orchids that entered the 2021 Chinese Spring Orchids Contest, Chikehesu (a cultivar that has lily-white lip, lotus-shaped petal, and crimson sheath) and Tonghesu (a cultivar that has lily-white lip, lotus-shaped petal, and wide sepal) submitted by the West Lake Scenic Area Flower Harbor Management Office won the golden medal and bronze medal respectively. Among the known cultivars of Spring Orchids, lily-white lip is a feature rare to see and lotus-shaped petal is even rarer. Both Chikehesu and Tonghesu fall into the category that combines lily-white lip and lotus-shaped petal and are nowhe