How does the government encourage people to plant flowers and trees? Perhaps the most direct way is to give people plants.
Yes, as long as you are a Taichung citizen, you can get up to five plants for free from the two nurseries of the city government every six months. Of course, you have to go to the nursery to take the plants home instead of waiting at home for the nursery to send the plants by mail.
This is how my balcony got the gardenias as well as Tashiro Indian Hawthorns (my 328th report).
Gardenia is a traditional fragrant flower in the Eastern world, and it is white. It was once mistaken for jasmine by Westerners. So some people call it "Cape Jasmine".
to be continued... (未完待續...)