Agribusiness is mostly known to be the growing of crops and rearing of animals. There is something we have been missing and ignored for years. Have we thought of flowers? Flower farming is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants or gardens .Growing flowers is an art .Thus, it involves the activity of creating a beautiful and wonderful environment .
Flowers are used to beautify homes, offices, for medicines, cosmetics and to express love .Talk of flowers such as tulip, poppy ,sunflower ,bluebell ,rose ,snowdrop, orchid ,iris , peony,hibiscus ,geranium lily, lotus and dandelion.
Growing flowers is an admiration for many people. For others it is a full-time work as it is for commercial purposes. Growing flowers thus serves the interests of diverse peoples. It will interest you to know that there are high returns in floriculture. It is a good investment opportunity which should not be overlooked.If you enjoy flower gardening, and want to turn your gardening hobby into extra income, think about growing for the market. You can get started with very little. Have enough capital for seeds and supplies. Most new flower growers make profit in the first year.
Growing flowers requires a lot of patience, love and care. Growing a flower garden is indeed an exciting adventure especially for those who are really lovers of flowers .
Flowers are classified into three categories. These categories are annuals, perennials, and biennials. Once you discover all the different annual, biennial and perennial plants that you can grow and even start yourself, it is just a simple step to preparing the beds. Annuals grow from seeds and flower the current year and then die. Perennials establish themselves from seed the first year but do not usually flower until the following year. This category of flowers will re-grow and flower for many years to come. Biennials grow as a small plant during the year they are planted. In the second year they will bloom and then perish.
In out next post , we will discuss the benefits of floriculture and factors to consider before venturing into flower business.
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