Why does this Russian greenhouse need so many rose varieties?

Thousands of hybrid tea roses originating from the Netherlands are boosting with vitality in this Russian greenhouse of 10 thousand square meters. White Avalance bushes abundant in flowers resemble snow heaps recently fallen from the top of the mountain. El Toro’s red flowers resemble a skirt of a Spanish flamenco dancer. Anna Karina boasts all the shades of coral. Miss Piggy displays peach notes among pink petals. In all they have 48 varieties that provide 5-6 thousand cut flowers of all possible colors.

The contemporary greenhouse, equipped in accordance with the latest technologies supports the required climate conditions. The greenhouse will automatically open the vents, should the temperature exceed the norm or will close the shading screen, should the sun activity increase. An autonomous gas boiler house produces the heat, needed for the rose nursery.

The greenhouse employs 15 associates, each responsible for a certain plot. Rose growing is a science. The employees carefully examine every bud to determine if it is ready to be cut. After the cutting, the glowers walk the same paths again in order to cut the unneeded sprouts or shape a bush.

“Roses are alive just like any other plants; they feel love and care and respond to it. Once we noticed that the bushes in one plot started wilting. We could not understand what was the matter, as the bushes next to them were in perfect shape. Apparently, the associate working on the plot did not like that particular rose variety. Once a new employee started working with them, the flowers revived”, recalled the assistant supervisor of the rose nursery, Ms. Svetlana Avdeeva.

After the roses are cut, sorted and packed, they rest for 24 hours in the fridge in order to absorb the moisture. Only after that, the flowers are delivered to the shops, where they meet the clients in all their beauty.

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