Thousands of flower beds to celebrate the birthday, new flowers with red boats
Thousands of flower beds to celebrate the birthday of a new flower with a red boat
Collection point: Chang’an Street Jianguomen to Fuxingmen; 11 municipal parks and China Garden Museum
On Chang’an Avenue, 10 sets of flower beds are bright and eye-catching; in the municipal parks, 21 sets of flower beds are clustered; in Beijing’s streets and alleys, 1006 flower beds are dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birthday. The flowerbeds string together the party’s centuries of struggle, and also gather centuries of blessings and visions.
How to reflect the context of “the centennial of the founding of the party” in the flowerbed? How to make flowers have energy in the hot summer? Behind the flower beds are the ingenious ideas of designers and the unremitting efforts of breeders-citizens walking along Chang’an Avenue can review the centuries of struggle of the Communist Party of China; wild flowers, as ornamental plants, make their debut on Chang’an Avenue flower beds and become a unique landscape. A reporter from Beijing Youth Daily will reveal the story behind the flower bed for you.
Ten groups of flower beds have been opened for the first hundred years.
On Chang’an Street between Jianguomen in the east and Fuxingmen in the west, 10 groups of flower beds have been set up to welcome the centenary of the founding of the party. When it debuted, it became a popular “punch-in place.” A reporter from the Beijing Youth Daily learned that the 10 groups of flower beds have the theme of “not forgetting the original heart, keeping in mind the mission”, which unfolds a vivid historical picture. Lan Hailang, the head of the expert studio of Beijing Ancient Architecture Design Institute and the chief designer of Chang’an Avenue Flower Bed, said that the flower beds echoed from the beginning to the end, connecting them with the clues from the “red boat” to the “big ship”.
Among them, there are 5 groups of flower beds on East Chang’an Street, which are located at the northwest corner of Jianguomen intersection and the northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest corners of Dongdan intersection. The themes of the flower beds are “Opening the World” and “Building the Army”. “The great cause of the founding of the nation”, “reform and opening up” and “going to the world” Lan Hailang introduced that these five groups of flower beds selected important historical events in the period of revolution, construction, reform and opening up, and reviewed the struggle of the Chinese Communist Party. “For example, the’Opening Heaven and Earth’ flower bed is the first of 10 groups of flower beds, highlighting the important time node of 1921, revisiting the history of the birth of the Chinese Communist Party and the eternal spirit of the Red Boat.” Lan Hailang said.
The five groups of flower beds on West Chang’an Avenue are located at the northeast corner, southeast corner, northwest corner, southwest corner and northeast corner of Fuxingmen intersection. The themes of the flower beds are “people first”, “comprehensive well-off” and “innovation”. “Develop” “Beautiful China” and “set sail”. According to reports, these five groups of flower beds showcase the brilliant achievements since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and look forward to the bright future of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way. For example, the “Innovative Development” Huatan is full of science and technology. The vivid shapes of the Chang’e-5 lunar probe, the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, the Struggler submersible, and manned spaceflight have attracted many pedestrians to stop and take pictures.
In the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beihai and other municipal parks and the China Garden Museum, 21 groups of themed flower beds decorate the park with flowers. For example, the “Jiangshan Duojiao” flower bed in the square outside the east gate of Taoranting Park, the two groups of “glorious course” flower beds at the east gate of Xiangshan Park, and the “ideal” flower bed in the lobby of the China Garden Museum are all integrated into the “red boat” shape. ; The flower bed in the South Gate Square of Beihai Park uses the Yan’an Pagoda as the main scene, blessing the centenary of the Communist Party of China and forging ahead on a new journey.
Wine red hemerocallis enters the flowerbeds, the new product of self-cultivation with Red Boat
It is the first time that a large-scale flowerbed has been arranged on Chang’an Street in the hot summer. How to make flowers have energy even in hot weather? This is not a small challenge for flower bed designers and breeding engineers.
“The theme flower beds of the centennial of the founding of the party began to be arranged in mid-June. They must be displayed until mid-July. If you want to keep the flowers beautiful, you must choose a long flowering period, a long viewing period, and high temperature resistance. The current flower materials are carefully selected by garden flower scientific research experts to ensure that the flowerbeds achieve the best viewing effect.” said Wang Zhongxuan, a breeding engineer and director of the Beijing Flower and Tree Co., Ltd. Variety Resources Institute.
The flower bed in the northwest corner of Jianguomen, the flower belt around the red boat, is a burgundy flower that is particularly bright under the sun. This small flower is called “Summer Wine Red”, and there are some lighter flowers next to it, named “Summer Lavender”. They are all flower varieties used in flower beds for the first time this year, and they are a kind of Hemerocallis.
“We have been doing day lilies breeding since 2010.” Wang Zhongxuan introduced that the flowering period of conventional varieties is relatively short, even if it can open for about 20 days in summer, it is very long. After many experiments by the breeding research and development center, two varieties of “Summer Wine Red” and “Summer Lavender” were finally independently selected, both of which are reddish varieties. The flowering period can last from late June to mid-August. , And has the advantages of heat resistance and strong resistance.
Beijing Youth Daily reporter learned that among the theme flower beds of the centennial of the founding of the Communist Party of China, 8 varieties of flowers were independently selected and bred by my country this year, and they were used in the flower beds of Chang’an Avenue for the first time. In addition to Hemerocallis “Summer Wine Red” and “Summer Lavender”, there are also Begonias “Bihen” and “Crab Green”, Coleus “Hundred Years” and “Red Boat”, “Eternal” and “Pioneer” “.
The “People First” theme flowerbed in the northeast corner of Xidan is covered with bright orange coleus “Hundred Years” and purple-red coleus “Red Boat” on the ground. “These two new varieties of Coleus self-bred are resistant to exposure to sunlight, have stable leaf color and are not easy to fade. We named them’Red Boat’ and’Hundred Years’, and they are also presenting gifts to the party’s centenary birthday.” Wang Zhongxuan said.
This year, the intelligent irrigation system was tried for the first time in the flower bed layout process, which can realize remote control in combination with weather conditions, and can also automatically start irrigation.
Blue and white wildflowers are refreshing in the summer breeze, “horseshoes” like a waterfall
The festive atmosphere needs red to set off, but considering that summer is hotter, the overall color scheme of the flower bed is also matched The blue and white flowers are added to create a cool and fresh feeling, which contrasts with the hot weather.
For example, when citizens watched the “Beautiful China” flower bed in the southwest corner of Xidan, they could see “waterfalls” in the mountains at a height of five or six meters, which were presented with pink and white horseshoe golden flowers. The breeze blows like water waves, giving people a cool and agile feeling. And around the “Sailing Sail” flowerbed in the northeast corner of Fuxingmen, there is a circle of blue flower bands, with small blue flowers arranged in series, which are very beautiful. Unexpectedly, these small blue flowers are actually wild flowers distributed in mountainous areas such as Fangshan and Mentougou. They are called “Cyanlans” because of their barren tolerance and good ornamental properties, they were discovered and domesticated by breeding engineers.
Beijing Youth Daily reporter learned that, including the “Rock green orchid”, this year’s Chang’an Avenue flowerbed used three native plants native to Beijing for the first time this year. “The purple flower with a chrysanthemum-like appearance is called’Full-leaf Malan’, which I discovered in the weeds around the Shunyi breeding base. After two years of cultivation, it was also used in the flower beds on Chang’an Avenue this year.” Wang Zhongxuan said. In addition, there is the “Hebei Stone Flower”, which is light pink to rose color. It blooms from July to August every year and is distributed in Changping, Mentougou and other places.
The cultivation of wild flowers and weeds into ornamental plants not only enriches the selection of flower materials in the flower beds of Chang’an Avenue, but will also be widely used in capital landscaping in the future to reduce maintenance costs.
Themes and meanings of the 10 sets of three-dimensional flower beds on Chang’an Avenue
- The northwest corner of Jianguomen: “Opening the heavens and the earth” flower beds
The site of the First Congress of the Communist Party of China at Shikumen, Shanghai , Jiaxing Nanhu Red Boat and Party Flag are the main scenes, reviewing the history of the birth of the Communist Party of China and the spirit of the Red Boat, not forgetting the original intention, keeping the mission in mind, and striving forever.
- The northeast corner of Dongdan: Flowerbed of “The Great Cause of Army Building”
The main scene is the site and horn of the Nanchang Uprising Headquarters, implying that the Communist Party of China created the People’s Army and ushered in a new era of the Chinese Revolution. .
- The southeast corner of Dongdan: “The Founding of the Country” Flowerbed
With the “1949” year title and fireworks as the main scene, it is accompanied by the music score of “No Communist Party, No New China”, surrounded by Flowers and so on, reproduce the glorious moment when the Chinese people have since stood up under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
- Northwest corner of Dongdan: “Reform and Opening Up” Flowerbeds
With the archway of Xiaogang Village and the silhouette of Shenzhen city as the main scenery, it shows that under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people have achieved The great leap from standing up to becoming rich, continue to carry forward the spirits of Ruzi Niu, Pioneer Niu, and Lao Huang Niu.
- Southwest corner of Dongdan: “Going to the World” Flowerbeds
With the Bird’s Nest (2008 Beijing Olympics), Ice Ribbon (2022 Beijing Winter Olympics), and the world map as the main scenery , Coupled with the Winter Olympics mascot and the logo of major international events held or participated in by our country, reflects that under the correct leadership of the party, the great motherland is striding to the world.
- Northeast corner of Xidan: “People First” Flower Bed
With the red flag embedded with the words “People as the Center” as the main scene, it is accompanied by medical workers, people’s police, Students, young people working out, mothers pushing baby strollers, old people playing Tai Chi, etc., imply the development concept of the “people-centered” of the Communist Party of China.
- The southeast corner of Xidan: “Comprehensively well-off” flowerbeds
The scene of the happy life of Shibadong Village’s old and new look is reflected in the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China At this important moment, the building of a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way has made great historical achievements, and the decisive battle against poverty has achieved a decisive victory.
- The northwest corner of Xidan: “Innovative development” flowerbeds
With the Chang’e-5 lunar probe, the Tianwen-1 Mars probe, the Struggler submersible, and manned spaceflight And so on as the theme, showing the brilliant achievements of innovation and development, science and technology to rejuvenate the country.
- The southwest corner of Xidan: “Beautiful China” flowerbeds
With the splendid rivers and mountains as the main scenery, it outlines the majestic and magnificent beautiful picture of the motherland, which means that the motherland’s rivers and mountains are forever and the foundation is everlasting. .
- Northeast corner of Fuxingmen: “Set Sail” Flowerbed