Celebrate American Flowers Week! You’ve heard of farm-to-table, but have you heard of field-to-vase? That is the essence of American Flowers Week – which happens every year from June 28th through July 4th. AFW is a celebration of American grown flowers and the farmers who cultivate them, like us here at Stargazer Barn. Knowing that your flowers are grown in America (which helps both our economy and the freshness and durability of your flowers) is a potent reassurance at time of purchase. Even better when you know the farm fresh flowers you order come directly from the people who grow them — we don’t source our flowers from other farms, states, or countries — we grow them, from seed and from bulb, in our own backyard. Enjoying a colorful variety of farm-fresh American grown flowers in original, creative arrangements is just the beginning of the American Grown experience. Why not celebrate this week with something that pleases the palate as well as the eye and nose?
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.
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
Send Eco-Friendly Flowers Sending flowers is one of the best ways to put a smile on someone’s face, and also makes celebrating any occasion extra special. When you send eco-friendly flowers, you not only show care for the person who receives them; you also show you care about the how the flowers are grown and what it means for the environment. What Do “Eco-Friendly Flowers” Mean? Eco-friendly flowers, such as those certified sustainable by VeriFlora or Bloom Check are grown using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, chiefly reducing the amount of chemical fertilizers, fungicides, and pesticides in the air, water, and land. This means flower farmers must meet a series of standards to ensure their flowers are sustainably grown. For planting and picking, this means pest management, field management, and soil and water quality are closely monitored. Eco-friendly flowers must stay below a certain number of toxicity units per acre, and highly toxic pesticides are prohib
3 Reasons to Buy Farm Direct Flowers At Stargazer Barn you are purchasing flowers direct from the farm. Literally, the greenhouses are right outside the barn office, where I am writing this blog post. Many places claim they offer flowers direct from the farm…but they aren’t the actual farm. We are the farm. We only sell flowers we grow; that’s why you don’t see a crazy collection of blooms on our website. Our flowers put on one heck of show. We plant flowers that grow really well in our Northern California climate, mainly year-round tulips, lilies, iris and then calla lilies in the summer. We also have local foliage in some of our offerings, and these are foraged in the surrounding redwood forests and coastal hills of Humboldt County. When it comes to flowers, freshness counts. There are three key aspects of buying flowers direct from the grower. First is freshness. You simply cannot get fresher flowers than we offer at Stargazer Barn. This is critical, because you want yo
Send Flowers and wine for Any Occasion 01/04/2017Barn DeskSometimes finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult. It is not always just about the person but sometimes the situation is a big part of the decision. You do not want to spend time searching and searching for a gift that simply will not do the trick. There are gifts that you can give people that are perfect no matter the situation or person and flowers and wine fit the bill. Stop searching and consider sending flowers and wine, no matter the occasion.Continue ReadingCategory:
Flowers for Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights 12/15/2016Barn DeskWhat better way to celebrate Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights than to send blue flowers? We have found that blue iris is the perfect choice for such a celebration. Whether you wish to have the flowers delivered overnight to someone else or for your own celebration, these elegant blooms will brighten any room and add to the festivities.Continue ReadingCategory: