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Tet flowers blooming in Sa Dec

DONG THAP – raspberries, roses, periwinkles, evening primroses… show off their colors in the days leading up to the Lunar New Year in the flower capital of Sa Dec.

Sa Dec flower village, Tan Quy Dong ward and flower fields in Tan Khanh Dong commune, Sa Dec city, Dong Thap province are in full bloom. For convenience to visit the flower village, visitors can send motorbikes of 5,000 VND/time and note that they should always wear masks and perform 5K. On the photo are purple evening primrose flowers and raspberry daisies on the road to Sa Dec flower village. Photo: Huynh Phuong

Sa Dec flower village has a tradition of more than 100 years, the original name is Tan Quy Dong flower village, about 3 km from Sa Dec city. This flower village has more than 2,000 kinds of flowers, which welcomes millions of visitors every spring.

Ms. Thai Bao Tran, a tourist from Can Tho, said that when she first came to Sa Dec flower village, she was very impressed by the beauty of the variety of flowers, so she eagerly wore Ba Ba shirt, posing for a village girl to take pictures with flowers. Tet. Photo: Huynh Qui Loc

This year, the flower village only sowed about 50 hectares due to concerns about the impact of Covid-19. People focus on planting key, traditional, short-term flower varieties, focusing on efficiency and not following the quantity as in previous years. One of the beautiful small flowers is the sun chrysanthemum, which welcomes the bright sun, suitable for decorating the garden area, cafe or office. Photo: Huynh Phuong

Porcelain flower pots have succulent stems and swollen stumps, so they are often shaped like bonsai. Photo: Huynh Qui Loc

Farmers attach plastic hooks to each pot of periwinkle flowers, preparing to sell to traders. Flowers are white, red, pink to purple, popular for home decoration. Photo: Huynh Qui Loc

Pots of marigolds are piled up in each row, from planting to blooming for about 60 days. In addition to the presence as a characteristic of spring, this species is also meant to bring good, auspicious, long life to enjoy blessings.

Currently, Covid-19 is basically under control, the exchange of buying and selling ornamental flowers in Sa Dec City has been restored. People hope to sell all flowers on the Tet holiday, to live a fuller life. Photo: Huynh Phuong

Visitors can easily see the traditional velvet rose beds, purple roses. Rose is one of the earliest flowers grown in Sa Dec, relying on water from the small canals of the Tien River. Today, the tradition of growing flowers on a high trellis on the canal is still preserved in Tan Khanh Dong village. Photo: Huynh Qui Loc

The field of raspberry chrysanthemums, the main flower in Sa Dec, blooms from green buds to yellow in the early morning sun. This year, Sa Dec people prepared more than 100,000 baskets of raspberry chrysanthemums for Tet, while last year this number was about 250,000. Photo: Pham Nguyen Bao

Some pots of raspberry chrysanthemum flowers bloom early and are promptly sold to traders to decorate flower miniatures, Tet flower markets, the rest of the pots, people adjust the appropriate watering to bloom on Tet, expected to arrive. On January 26 (lunar calendar), traders will transport all flowers to big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Bien Hoa, Hanoi, Hai Phong… Photo: Huynh Phuong

In addition to the center of Sa Dec flower village, visitors traveling on provincial road 848, Tan Khanh Dong commune, from Sa Dec to Cao Lanh will encounter flower fields stretching on both sides of the road. The photo was taken on the morning of January 16 in a sunny setting. Photo: Pham Nguyen Bao

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