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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! 


How to Care for Your Flower Crown

Part of the beauty of flowers is their delicate and ephemeral nature. As such, floral beauty is transient and will eventually wilt and fade.  But just as we wear sunscreen to prevent premature aging, the aging process for flowers can be slowed!  Here I will detail how you can get the longest life out of your flower crown.

First, it is important that your crown is created using the freshest flowers possible.  Here at Petals By Pedal we grow many of our crown materials in house and expressly for the crowns we create, insuring the freshest possible blooms. We always utilize flower cutting best practices to promote long and healthy life for our homegrown cut flowers. (I will detail these best practices in a following blog post). For the flowers we cannot produce ourselves, we only source the freshest and most local blooms possible from professional flower markets.

This crown is comprised of two types of mums, greenery, and eucalyptus seed pods, all of which have extremely long staying power outside of water. With proper care, this crown continued to look good and was wearable a full week after it was created.

To insure that our crowns remain fresh as long as possible, they are always created to order at the earliest late in the day before they are delivered and when possible, the very day of delivery. They are sprayed (unless otherwise requested) with Crowing Glory, which helps seal in the moisture flowers need to stay as fresh.

Storage is key for your flower crown. Until you wear your crown it is best stored in a sealed container (such as the one it is delivered in) in the refrigerator. Ideally you should store the crown away from produce as some fruits and vegetables emit gasses that quicken the rate of floral decay but if your crown remains in its sealed container, you should be fine regardless. If you like, you may lightly mist the flowers when you take the crown out of the fridge. When you are done wearing your crown you may wish to return it to the refrigerator until wearing it later, or even better, place it where you can see and enjoy it! Flowers only last so long, so enjoy them while they are fresh! Another crown can always be made to enjoy another day, because here at Petals By Pedal we live by the mantra: #wearflowerseveryday.

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