The Perfect Wedding Gift With wedding season upon us you may find yourself searching for a gift that stands out from the slew of kitchen gadgets the happy couple is sure to receive. Instead of getting a gift that will probably wind up banished to the back of a cupboard, why not get something that will bring brighten up the happy couple’s home in a way no other home accessory can compete with? With our Stargazer Club you can easily give monthly deliveries of flowers and wine to the happy couple. Fresh flowers are always a delight to receive and are the perfect gift to add some life and warmth to a newly established home. After a stressful year of wedding planning, the happy couple is sure to appreciate a monthly delivery of flowers fresh from the farm. Add in a bottle of wine and you are basically gifting a monthly date night for the newlyweds. With our Stargazer Club you choose to send a year’s worth of delight in one easy purchase. Our Stargazer Club subscription comes is av
LA Hybrid : The Perfect Hypoallergenic Flower LA Hybrids – the name may conjure up visions of elegant-casual (red carpet meets boardwalk), but this LA represents Longiflorum and Asiatic. These two primary categories of lilies have been hybridized to create elegant-casual flowers in a wide array of colors which have larger blossoms, stronger stems, and longer vase life than their non-hybridized counterparts. LA Hybrid lilies have the added benefit of being pollen-free, making them an ideal choice for any hypoallergenic environment. Even if an allergic reaction is not a concern in your home or office, the elimination of fragrance can actually enhance your appreciation of these particular blooms. You can display LA Hybrids wherever you please and without worrying that you’re adding to a perfect storm of environmental scents (from a coworker’s cologne or perfume to the cooking aromas of a kitchen to the essential oils in your living room. LA Hybrids add lively beauty and natural charm
Stargazer Barn Wins at North of the Gate Wine Competition 2017 Each year, more than 300 wines are entered in the North of the Gate Wine Competition at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair to face fierce evaluation and appraisal by a nine-judge panel of sommeliers, connoisseurs, and veteran winemakers. The competition is stiff, as this Wine Competition highlights the viticulture regions north of San Fransisco, including the world-class vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties). “That is what makes this award particularly special,” says winemaker Wil Franklin, “our little known AVA of Willow Creek in Humboldt County is going head to head with the very best.” Last year was our first time participating in this competition and we were pleased to bring home the most prestigious wine awards of Gold and Silver for our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Chardonnay, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2013 Merlot. So, once again we were more than pleased to join this year’s competition with our 20
Flowers Packed With Care A bouquet of farm-fresh flowers which have been hand packed with care by the very people who tended and grew those flowers is the ultimate expression of quality. That quality is exactly what we offer from Stargazer Barn. We are one of the premier flower farms in California, and we take care to pack all our flowers, wine, and gifts to maintain maximum freshness and integrity. No matter the occasion, flowers and wine make an excellent gift. Bright spring blooms such as tulips or iris make a great thank you gift, especially when paired with a bottle of red or white wine. A bouquet of lilies and bottle of wine is a thoughtful and romantic expression of love and affection, while an arrangement of white calla lilies is an appropriate way of expressing sympathy to someone. Simply put, it’s almost impossible to go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The only issue is making sure your flowers are as fresh as can be when they arrive at their destination.
What is a Stargazer Lily What is a Stargazer Lily? The creator of the Stargazer Lily, breeder Leslie Woodruff, did not keep detailed notes of how he developed this dynamic, fragrant hybrid, so we only know a little bit about its origin. It was created in 1974 as an alternative to the beautiful and fragrant rubrum lily. Rubrum lilies feature an enviable, vibrant pink color, but their downward-facing blooms can lend a droopy, languorous look. Woodruff hybridized the Stargazer Lily to produce the striking, beloved colors of the Rubrum lily, but instead of downward-facing flowers, Stargazer’s blooms face upward, hence the name, Stargazer Lily. The Stargazer Lily became commercially available in 1978, and grew to become one of the most popular and recognizable varieties of lilies available today. Over time the original Stargazer liliy has been bred with improvement for growing, and vase life. We currently offer the second generation of Stargazer, called Starfighter. A Starfighter L
Earth Day Flowers Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day 2017—a day allocated for collective appreciation and celebration of this Planet Earth, where we all reside. Earth Day officially began in 1970, when 22 million Americans came together to raise awareness about the importance of clean land, air, and water, which eventually led to the creation of the US EPA and the passage of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. Now, nearly 200 countries will join in celebrating our earth, with the aim to protect and preserve it to the best of our abilities. Earth Day Flowers The most common symbols used for Earth Day are trees and flowers symbolizing the continued growth of a healthy environment. Recently, there has been a rising trend of using iris bouquets as quintessential Earth Day Flowers, which here at the Barn we see as a fitting symbol of a Blue Planet. Blue Telstar Iris bouquets from Stargazer Barn are perfect Earth Day flowers, and make a wonderful gift. Our Iris are a symbol of our missio
Stargazer Lilies for Easter In the Christian tradition, Easter represents the resurrection of Jesus, a day filled with hope and renewal. It is quite appropriate that this day is often accompanied by the arrival of Spring, a season which also symbolizes resurrection. For Flower Farmers and gardeners, this particular time signals the rebirth of bulb flowers. After a long winter slumber, bulb flowers are reawakened, marking their own celebration of renewal. At Stargazer Barn, we grow our bulb flowers year-round, but their sentimental association is solidly spring, and solidly Easter. Both flowers and Easter represent sunshine after darkness and life after death. How appropriate to celebrate the world coming alive again after a long winter with Easter Flowers. Our favorite flower for Easter is the Stargazer Lily. Not only does the Stargazer Lily represent beauty and rebirth, it adds an additional layer to the already rich symbolism of Easter Flowers. Traditionally, lilies repr