One man's mission: a city awash in flowers all year-round

In scorching sun, freezing cold and heavy rain, horticulturist Wang Weiwei has been pursuing his dream of turning Shanghai into a garden city for 30 years.

"Shanghai has flowers blooming in three seasons and a permanent greenery landscape now,” said Wang, 57. “But the efforts to make it even more brilliant never cease."

Wang, who works at the Shanghai Greenery Management Station, has been working for more than 30 years to beautify the city.

His “green thumb,” creative thinking and perseverance have produced breakthroughs, like the cultivation of Chinese roses now resplendent around the city, and new grafting techniques that have extended the flowering duration of crape myrtle into October to add splashes of color during the National Day holiday.

Now, as the third-annual China International Import Expo looms, his contributions to that city venue again come to the forefront.

Read more at Shine (Hu Min)

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