At Len Busch Roses in Plymouth, staff members are always preparing for the next big holiday. In Minnesota, the end of winter may not be an official holiday, but it’s always cause for celebration.
“People are just clamoring to get outside, into their yard, do some planting and that kind of thing,” said Jake Ziebarth, who works in sales for Len Busch Roses.
“There’s actually about a million tulips in these greenhouses right now,” Ziebarth said. “We annually will cut about five million tulips from the end of December to the beginning of May, right up to Mother’s Day.”
Len Busch Roses grows about a dozen different varieties of tulips in eight different colors. Tulips make up 15 percent of the company’s business. The flowers initially start-off as bulbs stored in a cooler. Eventually, they make their way into the greenhouse.