As I write this post, I am listening to “Rajnigandha, phool tumhare mehke yoonhi jeevan mein…” Always love those good old songs! Not to mention the warm feeling of receiving flowers!  This is a nice segway to today’s posting on floriculture in Sikkim. 

“Floriculture is picking up in Sikkim both in the rural and the urban areas. Many Sikkim residents are now taking to floriculture in the urban areas, growing orchids on terraces, while some are developing nurseries on a commercial scale. Three large low-cost bamboo poly greenhouses have been set up at Namli to rear rose and lilium. The state government has also set up a cymbidium orchid centre at Rumtek and a model floriculture centre is under way in South District.  Daramdin in West Sikkim has been developed into a rose village. Once known as the Valley of Rice, Skkim is now turning into a Valley of Flowers.” Read more at: http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=10&theme=&usrsess=1&id=242264