Guests from the Netherlands have found a cozy home in Volgograd and bring joy to the city dwellers with the bright colors. The Porolovs preferred to grow European tulips of all shapes and colors: red, purple, yellow and those combining various shades in one. The tulips in their greenhouses get enough comfort even in frosty winter. The couple grow and collect the crops together.
Mr. Vitaly Porolov has been in love with tulips since childhood. His parents and grandparents used to grow flowers. Now Vitaly together with his wife continue the family tradition, applying both the contemporary and time-proved technologies.
“We grow flowers not only in the soil, like we used to do years ago but we also use hydroponics. The technology allows grow tulips in bigger volumes. The labor effort is not as big now but the technology is more demanding”, shares the grower, Mr. Vitaly Porolov.
The tulips are so popular that the customers arrive from neighboring regions.
The enterprise currently grows seven early varieties. The growers will grow this number to 20 for Saint Valentine’s Day. The peak of tulip mania is witnessed on the International Women’s Day when the greenhouse produces 100 varieties. The enterprise both grows and packs the produce. The couple have equipped a workshop for this.
“I’m doing it for the third year now and am enjoying it. I am grateful with my husband who helped develop my creative side. I enjoy the results and the positive emotions I get from our clients," shares Ms. Elena Porolova.
The family workshop often conducts master classes. Their main task is not only to learn pack the flowers but also to develop the culture of flowers handling.
Irrespective of the season and outside temperatures the technologies allow getting fresh bouquets all year round. Right from the greenhouse, the flowers arrive to the workshop where with the assistance of the florist beautiful bouquets are assembled.