Nestled on the National Road 1, Phong Phu 2 Chrysanthemum Village (Ninh Giang Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa province) is known as the "the village of Spring" by each Spring, this place supplies a large amount of Chrysanthemum to the provinces and cities nationwide and exports to Cambodia.
Ninh Giang chrysanthemum is known by its own
uniqueness: Bright color, big flowers, long fade, thick and green leaf
According to the flower growers in the village, 20 years ago, some typical farmers of the village such as Mr. Pham Dai, Bui Tan, and Pham Neo got the idea to grow flowers to play and sell in the traditional Lunar New Year. After learning time, they decided to choose to plant yellow chrysanthemum in pots for sale. At that time the technical conditions, the seeds of flowers also met difficulties, but with their determination of both work-study, they had initial success. The race of chrysanthemum this time was kind of stone chrysanthemum, thin body, and soft petals but still sold in the market and decent income. Since then, the cultivation of chrysanthemums for sale at Tet is increasingly expanding.
For long time, chrysanthemum in Ninh Giang is well - known by its own uniqueness that others do not have: Bright color, big flowers, long fade, thick and green leaf, flower pots are created regularly blocks, luxuriant symbolize for family reunion during Tet. With this feature, Chrysanthemum in Southwest is difficult to compete because they only grow in the bamboo baskets, plastic baskets. Therefore, from the first month of lunar calendar, traders have ordered chrysanthemum with farmers for next Tet and 2/3 of flowers in local are bought at the garden.
To have a beautiful flower season,
chrysanthemum growers have to working hard all year long.
Witness the hardships of floriculture;
we feel the worth of yellow reason. To get the flavor of spring days, growers
have experienced how hard all stages and all year there are spring flowers.
Right the first month of lunar calendar, growers have to climb the mountain to cut
trees (Cane brake or bamboo trees) to sharpen to keep tree-trunk. At the same
time mold pots with different sizes, then buying manure for the compost to
fertilizer. At the beginning of April lunar calendar, people find high ground
to cultivate seeding and breeding. When there are enough seedlings, growers put
into the pots and start to keep lighting to stimulate young plants, develop
tall, bud do not close early. Taking care until November Lunar calendar, growers
start to stop lighting for closing bud and begin to select buds; each branch
only retains a bud for beautiful flower, equal and big. Chrysanthemums will
start blooming from 20th December Lunar calendar to bloom with
others flowers during Tet. With experience, people in Ninh Giang Florists are increasingly
intensive in cultivation techniques, adjusting flowers bloom properly, on time,
keep the color fastness, and long remain to meet the tastes of customers.
Chrysanthemum of the village now has two
types, mainly chrysanthemum and crystal flower. Chrysanthemum floriculture in
Ninh Giang is more and more advanced. The output the following year is higher
than previous year. Every year, 155,000 to 170,000 flowerpots in various kinds are
sold to market during Tet. 147/473 households in the village plant chrysanthemum;
the households which grow big amount have about 1,000 flowerpots, households
which grow less amount have at least 100 flowerpots. Revenue per year is from
12.5 to 13 billion Don. Income per capita is 6.5 million VND/person/month.
With experience, people in Ninh Giang
Florists are increasingly intensive in cultivation techniques, adjusting flowers
bloom properly, on time, keep the color fastness, and long remain to meet the
Currently, government in local and
relevant units are building collective brands to improve Ninh Giang
chrysanthemums and sustainable and long-term development. The ward has also
planned spacious area next to Highway 1 for exhibition space, introduction, and
promotion the image of Ninh Giang chrysanthemum outside the village.
If having chance to come Ninh Giang in
the last days of the year, visitors will feel the bustle, vibrant atmosphere of
flower village in Tet. The chrysanthemums are blooming in the sun, full of sap;
give a signaled of warm jubilant spring everywhere. Along with apricot blossom,
peach blossom, rose ... Ninh Giang chrysanthemum contributes more beautiful