Growing daffodils has always been a stylish tradition in Hanoi, but this hobby has become more common among flower lovers in the modern day.
|A bowl of daffodils displayed in a porcelain bowl. Photo: Nguyen Khac Tuong |
Daffodils often appear during the Lunar New Year and on the altars of many Hanoian families. Nguyen Trang, who loves and has extensive knowledge of the flowers, shared that every year since the 1990s, her mother has had to buy a bunch of beautiful daffodils and put them in an antique glass bowl to offer on her grandfather's altar. The hobby of displaying daffodils contributes to preserving traditional culture and bringing it closer to modern life.
Today, the hobby has become more common in daily life. People prune flower bulbs from December to the end of April. Daffodil pruning has become popular on occasions such as New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Women's Day, and Reunification Day. Beautiful bowls of daffodils also appear at weddings, birthdays, and conferences throughout the spring.
Currently, many groups have been created for people who are interested in the flowers and enthusiasts join to share their knowledge and love of daffodils.
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Caring for daffodils is very sophisticated and meticulous. People need to create a flower bowl with a harmonious layout and balance. Lien Huong from Hanoi shared that an aesthetically pleasing bowl of daffodils needs to be clean with white roots to create a visual display that has a positive impact on the feelings of viewers. Daffodils also have a mild fragrance, which makes people feel relaxed and comfortable.
Le Thi Nga shared that she wanted her husband to study pruning daffodils to reduce his stress at work, and pointed out that the art also nurtures children's souls through the care of flowers.
It can be seen that the hobby has been recovering and developing strongly, promoting ancient values with modern aesthetics. The good news is that more young people now love and care about this flower.
Nguyen Phu Cuong is renowned for his talent for daffodil pruning in the traditional way, even creating the shape of a bird from daffodils. Flower lovers have leveraged this into the modern style of daffodil pruning, which brings a lot of spiritual and material value to the community.
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By Thuy Tien