Budgam farmer’s business blooms as he transitions into floristry

Mir is an agri-entrepreneur who switched from paddy cultivation to cutting flowers. He is so engrossed with the de-weeding of wild grass from a crop of commercial Lilium, a herbaceous plant of the family Liliaceae grown from bulbs that trip traps of heavy rains splashing covering the playhouse don’t bother him.

“The crop is ready for harvesting,” Mir said, as his face lit up with happiness.

He explained that the stems must have been plucked at this time when buds exhibit coloration before blooming.

Lilium stem bears one or more flowers; each flower has six petal-like segments forming a trumpet-like shape. It takes up to three months for Lilium to bloom.

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