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Hi, I'm Jennifer, owner and lead designer at Petals a floral design firm in Boulder, Colorado.  Along with my husband and two children, I  grow my own organic blooms using the greenest and most sustainable processes available.  

This blog is where I explore topics from floral design, wedding planning, organic farming and gardening, sustainable living, and our family's quest to find the perfect farm! 

I'm so glad you are here! 


February Garden 'To Do' List

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

February is the PERFECT time to start getting your garden ready for the coming spring. If you are feeling overwhelmed or don't know where to start, you are NOT alone. Here is what's on the Petal's To Do List for gardening this month and if you haven't noticed-- gardening is kind of our thing!

  1. Plan your cut flower garden, or veggie garden!

  2. Order seeds then organize them by when to start them. Here's a post about where we order our seeds from!

  3. Clean and organize your tools. Now is the perfect time to take stock of what you have, what needs sharpening or fixing and what needs replacing. Terrain and Gardener's Supply Company are two of our favorite places to stock up on garden tools.

  4. Pot up dahlias. If you are a dahlia freak (like us) or just beginning on your dahlia journey (I'm so excited for you!), now is the time to get them potted up. You can read all about our dahlia process here and here.

  5. Make a soil plan: Will you add soil amendments (fertilizer and compost), will you mulch? Does your lawn need to be aerated this spring? Its too early to do any of these things now, but get an idea about your soil plan so that come next month you are ready to go!

  6. Crack open your favorite garden and spring books (may I suggest The Secret Garden?) and dream of the spring!


Curious which seeds we start this month at Petals?

  1. Pansies

  2. Basil

  3. Silene

  4. Dusty Miller

  5. Sweet Peas

  6. Bells of Ireland (after cold stratification)

  7. Verbena Bonariensis (after cold stratification)

  8. Icelandic Poppies

  9. Shirley Poppies

  10. 1000 dahlia tubers (or maybe a few fewer, but I wish it was 1000)


Looking for a little inspiration?

Here's a bouquet grown completely from seeds/tubers at Petals from last summer.

All this early hard work WILL pay off!

I simply cannot wait!

(And should probably order more dahlias.)

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