GREEN FINGERS

What started as B&B venture ended up in greenscape

While the pandemic put a halt to her business plans, she kept busy grooming her greens

What started as B&B venture ended up in greenscape

Brij Sajdeh tends to her garden called ‘Woodland’ at Joshi Colony in Amritsar. Photos: Sunil kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 13

Brij Sajdeh (72) had turned an entrepreneur two years ago, just before the pandemic hit the world, after she started her Bed and Breakfast (B&B) called Woodland in Joshi Colony.

The most attractive feature of her B&B was her vast, luscious garden that she herself nurtured over the years. While the pandemic put a halt to her business plans shortly, she kept busy grooming her greens. “I love gardening and was always fond of plants. I have over 150 plants in my garden, a wide variety of flowering and herbal plants. I never trusted anyone with them. I have made it a routine to start my day and end it by taking care of my plants,” said Brij.

Her garden is spacious and offers as a perfect outdoor party venue for her guests. “A lot of time, my guests offer to help me with my garden, ask a lot of questions about the variety of plants I have. It becomes a conversation starter and soon point of engagement with them,” she shared.

Apart from watering them, weeding and taking care of their growth, Brij also loves to talk to her pants. “It’s like an exchange of vibes, as I talk to them, I feel relaxed and full of positivity,” she said.

With minimal aesthetics to add to her garden space, she mostly has trees and variety of all-weather plants that add a natural beauty to the garden. She has just planted chrysanthemums that will bloom in winters.

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