A little piece of cropland in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur is now abuzz with local visitors after a couple in the area managed to harvest a full bloom of tulips, a plant that has grown for the first time in Bangladesh.
Husband-and-wife duo Shelly and Delwar Hossain from Kewa Dakshinkhan village are now proud owners of nearly 1,000 tulips.
Last year, they planted 1,000 bulbs at the end of December, all of which bloomed in 22 days, reports our Gazipur correspondent.
Delwar and Shelly have been cultivating flowers for nearly fifteen years now. They initially planted gladiolas when they started experimenting with foreign flowers and eventually moved on to lilium and gerbera.
Back in 2017, the duo received a short training from Royal Van Zanten in the Netherlands. They returned with 60,000 bulbs of lilium and other agricultural tools. Over the years they have remained in touch with the organisation, as part of which they received 1,000 tulip bulbs for free.
"Flowers started to bloom within 22 days of planting the bulbs on just one decimal of land," said Shelly.