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Winter at The Petaled Garden

Ever wonder what happens on a flower farm during the winter?  While we operate at a bit of a slower pace, there is still much to be done.  From planning and planting to dreaming and designing.  “A farmer’s work is never done!” Tulip Time In the late fall, as the flowers are sending out their last blooms and the fields are cleared and prepped for the spring, we turn our attention to spring.  It's bulb planting time and the bulbs we ordered last April are arriving.  Tulips in all shapes and sizes, fragrant specialty daffodils, alliums and so much more. We grow our tulips as annuals and plant them close together (like eggs in a carton)...

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The Beauty of Local Seasonal Flowers

As the season shifts from harvesting and delivering flowers to preparing and planning for the next season, I scroll through my photos for inspiration.   I am humbled by the shear beauty and joy I was able to share with my CSA members and bouquet recipients.  One of the best things about local seasonal flowers is the unbelievable variety of shapes, sizes, and colors not available elsewhere.  Here are just a few of my favorites. Spring Season Tulips are one of my all time favorite flowers.  They come in the most glorious shapes, sizes, and colors, each with their own unique features.  I completely understand how some people in the 17th century in the Dutch...

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