His 800 flower pots are the main source of income for Pham Ngoc Anh as Tet approaches. But his spending on pesticides and fertiliser this year has been higher than previously due to the unfavourable weather conditions.

Van Duong is one of the city’s largest flower gardens. The quality of its key flowers, such as chrysanthemums, marigolds, and lilies, is lower than last year due to late seeding and unfavourable weather.

In addition to traditional trees for Tet, flower garden owners have also paid attention to unique and special plants, such as peri-peri and ochna integerrima, among others, to give customers a greater choice of ornamental trees./.