Lakhs Of Tulip Buds To Be Planted In Delhi
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Ahead of the first-ever G20 Summit to be hosted by India here, the New Delhi Municipal Committee’s Horticulture Department has started planting tulip bulbs in huge numbers.
While 62,800 bulbs were planted last year, the aim is to plant 1,26,000 plus bulbs this year.
Even though there lurks a challenge of temperature to plant the buds, all efforts are being made to beautify Lutyens’ Delhi by decorating it with colorful tulip flowers, which are pre-treated and pre-programmed to avoid any irregular conditions, he said.
This year’s tulip consignment will include ‘Maitri’, a yellow breed released by then President Ram Nath Kovind during his visit to the Netherlands. Moreover, public places will be covered with tulips of different colors including white, orange, purple, blue, pink, and red colors.
With tulips, the other flower varieties include petunia, salvia, cineraria, dimorphotheca, antirrhinum, papi, verbena, dianthus hollyhock, and nasturtium, among others.