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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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The More You Know…

Local Flower Journey  

Today I am sharing a few tidbits of what I learned about the cut flower industry and its impact on the environment.   I love some of the exotic flowers available in the global flower market (talking to you Protea).  However, getting those flowers to my door comes with a significant environmental cost.  I am not an expert in any of this, but found the following information impactful and a bit alarming.  The graphic map is an illustration to show where our flowers come from.  If you do not want to risk ruining the enjoyment of non-locally grown flowers, you might want to skip this post. Imported Flowers Do you know where your flowers...

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