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The hard work behind the ‘bloom’

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Srinagar: The present bloom of tulips at the South Asia’s largest Tulip garden in the foothills of Zabarwan Mountains in Srinagar has taken a year of hard work by 62 gardners and 42 casual labourers of floriculture department.
These men, however, remain the unsung heroes as very few hail the good work these men have put in by hours of long toil especially during cold winters when the garden was being readied for the upcoming spring season.
Nearly, 15 lakh tulips with 68 varieties are mesmerizing the visitors at the famous destination.
Ikhlas Shayiq, In-charge Tulip garden said that it doesn’t take a few days to plant the tulips, but it is a round-the-year process.
A total of 62 gardeners and 42 casual labourers have worked hard this year to come up with 15 lakh tulips with 68 varieties to mesmerize the tourists, he said.
Shayiq further stated that this year the flowers are new and the multi colour scheme have not been followed.
He added that it is always a hectic procedure to ensure the tulips bloom fully however, he said that the inclement weather conditions are affecting the growth of flowers.
Whenever it rains or snows, the growth of tulips gets stopped, but when the area records good temperature, the flowers grow easily, he added. (KNO)

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