It has been 10 years since the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un gave field guidance at the Pyongyang Floriculture Institute which had just undergone renovation on an expansion basis.
The employees of the institute set up a cultivation system for producing and supplying various kinds of flowering plants all the year round and achieved success in putting floriculture on a higher scientific basis.
The institute pushed the breeding of the varieties with beautiful flowers that keep blooming for a long period and are full of vitality and acclimatized world famous flowers to suit the conditions of the country, thereby registering 170 varieties of flowers including dwarf cosmos and globe amaranth as national varieties.
Thanks to the strenuous efforts of researchers, new varieties of ornamental flowering plants were developed by way of crossbreeding and gene transformation.
They added yellow and white ones to rose varieties, established a method of growing roses even in winter using nutrient solution and developed biopesticides.
In their efforts to enhance the ornamental effects of cacti, they completed a technology of grafting culture and thus developed tens of cactus varieties different in colour and shape, such as Gymnocalycium mihanovichii and Echinocactus grusonii.
The institute produced large numbers of long-blooming flowering plants, including perpetual begonia, salvia and French marigold, to contribute to adding beauty to the landscape around the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Ryomyong Street, the Yangdok Hot Spring Resort, the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District and others.
It grows such flowers as rose, zinnia and dahlia earlier than their season and sends picked flowers to flower shops and stands in Pyongyang on the occasion of national holidays and major anniversaries to enrich people’s emotional and optimistic life.
It also works to develop various kinds of flower goods in large numbers.
Researchers of the Dried Flower Workshop continued speculation and made painstaking search to establish a technology of preserving freshness of dried flowers so as to keep up the natural features of the flowers.
They also use reed, barley, foxtail millet and other cereal crops as materials of flower products to increase the kind of goods.