Ilsur Metshin visits the greenhouses of the Gorvodzelenkhoz, where seedlings are being grown since the beginning of the year
This year, 47 streets will be decorated with flowers in
Kazan, in addition, 66 flower installations will gladden residents and visitors
of the city. The total number of flower seedlings increased by a third compared
to last year. The Mayor of the capital of Tatarstan Ilsur Metshin visited the
greenhouses of the Municipal Unitary Enterprise Gorvodzelenkhoz", where
seedlings are being grown for the new summer season since the beginning of the
“Flower decoration is an important part of the city's
improvement, - said I. Metshin. – Every year we plant millions of flowers, it
is a meticulous process. The employees of the Gorvodzelenkhoz have been
preparing seedlings since the beginning of the year, so that this beauty to
gladden residents and visitors of Kazan”.
Last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, fewer flowers
were planted in the capital of Tatarstan than usual. “This year, flower
decoration will increase by 30% compared to last year”, - the Mayor noted.
Only certified flower seedlings will be used for planting. The
work began in January: at the first stage, the seeds were sown in special
boxes, after which the seedlings grown from the seeds were dived into trays. From
April, the seedlings are moved to the greenhouse.
Employees of the Gorvodzelenkhoz will start planting
seedlings after May 20, when the warm weather settles. The installation of flowerbeds
with a total area of about 18 thousand sq.m is planned at 47 streets, said the
director of the MUE Gorvodzelenkhoz Rosa Zabbarova. “We will design lighting
poles at 13 streets. In total, we will install about 1,500 flowerpots there”, -
A variety of flowers will gladden the citizens with bright
colors, about 20-25 varieties will be planted: petunia, salvia, ageratum,
various types of cineraria, begonia, celosia, geranium, canna, coleus,
marigolds, lobelia and many others.
In addition to flowerbeds, 66 flower installations will
decorate the city, R.Zabbarova added. Among them are the FIFA Wall, Boot and
near the Ak Bars Arena stadium, flower arches on Parina str. and balls near the
walls of the Kazan Kremlin, the storks in the Sovetsky district, Alice, Cheshire
Cat and White Rabbit in front of the Ekiyat puppet theater, a three-dimensional
installation “The world is in your hands” at the River port, flower pyramids at
Tashayak and Parina streets and others.
For reference, last year in Kazan, 5 thousand vases and flowerpots
were decorated, 3.5 million flower seedlings were planted, and 17
three-dimensional flower compositions were created.
In addition to flowers, about 40 thousand trees and 30
thousand shrubs are planted in Kazan every year. Last year, 7,769 large-sized
trees were planted in Kazan. More than 2,600 trees were planted during the
green reconstruction at 70 streets of the city.