Sa Dec horticulture village before Tet

(VOVworld) - The Lunar New Year is approaching. These days Sa Dec horticulture village in Dong Thap province is resplendent with a wide variety of flowers in full bloom. The village is the largest supplier of flowers in the southwestern region.

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Se Dec horticulture village is busy before Tet

Located 4 km from Sa Dec town, Sa Dec horticulture village is colorful with large fields of flowers. Flowers in Sa Dec are not planted in beds but on trellises with canals running under them. Flowers growers have to row a boat to tend and harvest the flowers.

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Prior to the traditional lunar New Year, flower gardens in Sa Dec are full of marigolds, chrysanthemums and roses of all kinds. There are also exotic flowers like lisianthus, Salvia and petunia. In Tan Khanh Dong commune, chrysanthemums cover ​​25 hectares with nearly 200,000 baskets planted in Khánh Nghia, Khanh Nhon and Dong Hue hamlet. The increasing popularity of chrysanthemums has improved the incomes of local growers. Nguyen Thi Hang is a flower grower in Sa Dec: “At this time of the year, we only need to water the flowers. The weather now is favorable for growing chrysanthemums. This year we have received more orders for chrysanthemums because there are more Spring festivals”.

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At any time of the year, the flower village of Sa Dec is flowery and fragrant. Flowers are everywhere: dahlias, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums ... , but roses of different kinds are the most popular. 50 species of roses including red roses, Granda roses, Cleopatra roses, and Elizabeth roses are grown in the village. Nguyen Hoang Mong lives in Tan Quy Dong ward: "We still grow traditional flowers like chrysanthemums and roses. Our business is quite good this year as the demand is increasing”.

Horticulture has improved the incomes of more than a thousand families in the village. According to Tran Thi Hue, chrysanthemum, cockscombs and lotuses are most popular during Tet. Hue says a hectare of flowers brings in at least 100 million dong: "We have received orders from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and many other cities. This business is profitable, but also hard. To meet the Tet demand, we have to work constantly from dusk to dawn".

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A few weeks prior to Tet, the village is already in full swing. Every day, the village is crowded with trucks queuing for flowers and plants. Sa Dec flowers are helping local people increase their incomes. Dong Thap province aims to develop Sa Dec into a flower city in the future.

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This village attracts many tourists, especially on the occasion of Tet. They come to enjoy the fresh air, the fragrance and the colorful activity of harvesting flowers.