RETIREMENT – Horticulture as a post retirement business – Part 2

A good family friend Mrs. Patricia Okafor retired from active service about 2 years ago. She is a retired but not tired teacher.

She is somebody who loves flowers and for many years,  her garden was full of them.

Upon retirement, she took a well deserved holiday and as expected, she returned to her garden. Here are some flowers from her garden.  The two Flower Vases contain tropical flowers from her garden. the flower arrangements are  beautiful.

The white flower below is a member of the Lily family. it also in her garden and recently flowered.

It looks like a bunch of white hibiscus flowers on one stalk. But it is in fact a Lily flower.

We shall bring you more details later.

I hope she takes on horticulture as a business in order to supplement her monthly pension income.

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Mrs. Yemisi Akibu ( nee Awokoya) is the Chief Executive Officer of Belvyna Global, an agricultural consultancy service firm based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a former Team Member of the Agricultural Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's first generation banks. She holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role agriculture plays in the social, economic, political development of a nation. She holds the view that one of the pillars of stability of a nation food security and this can only be achieved through the holistic development of the agricultural sector. She can be contacted via: or Remember, The Farmer Is King Enjoy my blog

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