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Nursery business booming in Capital.

ISLAMABAD -- With the advent of spring, the nursery business is booming and becoming competitive in Capital as the people taking keen interest in variety of plants and flowers.

The nurseries are filled with hundred of flowers like Chambeli (jasmine), motia (another jasmine variety), champa (plumeria), raat ki rani (cestrum), roses, nargis and the less-known din ka raja (cestrum diurnum). petunia antirrhinum, calendula, dog flowers and many other flowering and non-flowering plants.

Nurseries are concentrated at three spots in Islamabad with the largest number of around 30 at H-8 and the other two at Rawal Dam and Chak Shahzad.

A nursery owner at Chak Shahzad told that Government departments, embassies, hotels, armed forces along with the individuals are the main customers of nurseries.

Apart from the local sales, the nurseries here supply plants and saplings and flowers to a wide area stretching from Attock to Jhelum, including Murree and Hazara.

However, the nursery owners are expecting business improvement in coming days.

Shahzad, a nursery owner at H-9 told that they have a huge variety of evergreen imported plants that includes Bonsai (dwarf trees) imported from China ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1,50,000 depending on their size.

At least 30 to 40 varieties of roses are available for Rs 50 to 70 each in the nursery, he added.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 15, 2013
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