He grows over 500 chrysanthemum flowers from just one stem

Mr Shinichi Suzuki has been growing chrysanthemum flowers as a hobby since his retirement in 1999 and it took him four to five years to master the senrinzaki technique.
Mr Shinichi Suzuki has been growing chrysanthemum flowers as a hobby since his retirement in 1999 and it took him four to five years to master the senrinzaki technique.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Would you spend 18 months growing a flower that blooms for only one month before it wilts?

Not many people would but 68-year-old Japanese horticulturist Mr Shinichi Suzuki is one such person who undertakes this painstaking process called senrinzaki.

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