Back to School Flowers Where did summer go? Here at Stargazer Barn it seems we entered some sort of vortex that shot us out the other side of summer, way too soon. Back to school is more than just the beginning of fall and another academic year. It’s a time for us parents to mark a milestone and embrace a new semester with new teachers, new friends and likely new routines. We need to celebrate and acknowledge these times. This is how we create memories. This is the perfect time to send a flower delivery or a flowers and wine delivery to your spouse. Summers are tough on childcare, yes there are fun vacations and a break from the routine, but how many mornings are you or your significant other scratching your heads at what to do with the kids for the next day or the next week? This is also a great time to send a “thank you” flower delivery to the friends and family that pitched in to help. For our family it is Grandmom and Granddad that came to the rescue. Sending an overn
Get an M.B.A. in Gift Giving from Stargazer Barn Life moves fast and remembering every birthday, holiday, or anniversary can be challenging. We have all been in the situation where we have forgotten to send mom flowers for Mother’s Day, or had the birthday of our significant other sneak up on us. To help you avoid the embarrassment of missing a special day, we have put together a gift guide to help you get an MBA in gift giving! Mother’s Day- White Lilies are a Mother’s Day classic. Make sure mom knows she is loved and appreciated with a large bouquet of fragrant White Cup Lilies. https://www.stargazerbarn.com/shop/bloom/white-cup-oriental-lilies Birthday- Say, “Happy Birthday!” with a bright bouquet of Tri-Color Tulips. Basically the funfetti of tulip bouquets, these will brighten up any birthday. https://www.stargazerbarn.com/shop/bloom/tri-color-tulips Anniversary- Whether you have been together for two years or twenty, a dazzling bouquet of Stargazer Lilies, a bottle
Artisanal Business Gifts from Stargazer Barn Working on a flower farm comes with plenty of job perks. Desks covered with beautiful bouquets are always nice. Strolling through the tulip greenhouses while drinking our morning coffee certainty never gets old. One of our favorite things, however, is getting to chat with our customers, or as we like to think of them- fellow flower lovers. We love hearing how much our customers enjoy receiving a box of our hand-wrapped bouquets, bean-to-bar chocolate, and award-winning estate wine. We know that when someone decides to send a gift from Stargazer Barn they want the recipient to be dazzled and delighted and to know that they are receiving a heartfelt gift. Receiving an artisanal experience from Stargazer Barn gives a feeling that you just don’t get from a cellophane wrapped basket. We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer the same artisanal quality that we provide individuals sending to friends and family members to businesse
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
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
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
Women’s Day or International Women’s Day is a day meant to celebrate women from all walks of life as well as celebrating equality of genders. Celebrate Women’s Day with the perfect gift of flowers.