About the Farm


Five Petal Farm Owner

Welcome to Five Petal Farm! 

A little about me - My name is Jenn and I am the owner and operator of Five Petal Farm. I have a degree in Botany from the University of Iowa and have been a sustainable farmer, botanist and all around creative soul for much of my adult life. 

Simply put, I love farming. I love flowers, their structure, color and design. Most of all, I love sharing my flowers with others. Even though my urban farm is small, it is mighty! I grow on less than 1/4 acre of land so I try to utilize as much space as I can, planting in every nook and cranny. My gardens contain over 150 types of flowers, herbs and foliage - this diversity creates such a lovely, biodynamic eco-system and it's right outside my door!

"I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself." Alice Sebold

Did you know that most of the flowers sold in the United States (approximately 70 - 80%) are imported and grown using harmful chemicals? They spend so much time being transported from other countries that by the time you get them home, the flowers only last a few days. When you buy flower and herb bouquets from Five Petal Farm, I guarantee they are freshly harvested, farmed sustainably and that no chemicals have been used. Their aroma is oh-so-intoxicating and the best part? My flowers and herbs are recyclable! When the bouquets are almost spent, you can wrap a ribbon around the stems, hang them upside down to dry and re-use.

As a sustainable farmer, it's important for me to be as eco-friendly as possible. I recycle just about everything and any garden waste left over is composted and re-applied to my garden beds for the following year or taken to a larger composting facility. I use recyclable Kraft paper to wrap my bouquets (no cellophane, no plastic!) and Kraft paper bags/boxes and recycled cardboard mailers for my packaging.

There is so much to be done everyday, but I truly love every minute of it!  

If you have any questions or are interested in a custom order, please contact me at info@fivepetalfarm.com for more information. 

Wedding Appointments
I am fully booked for 2018 weddings and am booking wedding flower orders for 2019. The earlier you book the better, so I can determine planting days/times and to save your wedding date. Please contact Jennifer for a consultation at 319-594-1874 or info@fivepetalfarm.com for more information.   
                                                 
CSA Schedule and Information 
2018 CSA Flower Shares are sold out. Thank you to all of my CSA members for your support!             
                                                                                                
Farmers Market Schedule and Information
I'll be attending the Iowa City Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. I'll have plenty of wrapped market bouquets in all sizes - just grab and go! I'll also have gorgeous arrangements and dried flower bouquets. Hope to see you there!