Annual flower show at ex-MP's home garden

Former Rajya Sabha member F M Khan will hold an annual flower show at his home garden for the public in Boikeri, near Madikeri on January 30 and 31.

The garden, with more than 100 varieties of flowers --- most of them rare --- is spread over more than half-an-acre  in front of his house. Multi-hued roses, dahlia, chrysanthemum, jasmine are in full bloom welcome the visitors.

Addressing media persons here, he said floriculture helps in the economic progress of the country. The government should support floriculture. There is a huge demand for flowers at the international market. Floriculturists should grow flowers in a natural atmosphere. With the vagaries nature, one needs to give special emphasis on protection of plants, he added.

Flowers like Jasmine, anthurium, marigold, salvia, Gerbera, Zenia, Dahlia, Cosmos, croton, colin, Plectranthus, Impatiens, Daisy, Gardenia, sun flower,  Hollyhocks, Clarkia, Cockscomb, Lupine, Verbena, Fuchsia, pinks, spider flower, oster flower, calendula flowers, cupia, Gazania, Sweet pea, Cineraria, stock flower, love in a mist flower, devil in the bush and others are on display, he added.

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