Isn’t springtime in the garden the best? I’m thrilled to tell you that the first rose of the season bloomed today! I’ll reveal which rose won this year’s Game of Thorns soon but in the meantime, let’s have some spring flower fun.
This weekend I had the most gorgeous bouquets delivered from my friends at Stargazer Barn, a sustainable flower farm on the northern California coast. Stargazer Barn states that they will only ship flowers that they would “be proud to have on [their] own kitchen table” and let me tell you, they deliver.
The farm was named after its original flower offering – the Stargazer Lily – but now Stargazer Barn offers several varieties, including tulips, irises, freesia, ranunculus, and several kinds of lilies. They also offer a monthly subscription service for flowers at a discounted price.
I was delighted to open my jelly bean tulips and butterfly ranunculus. The packaging is excellent: large boxes with the flowers safely secured. Not a single stem was damaged on its way to Dallas. For ten dollars, you can add a chic farmhouse pewter vase.
The jelly bean tulips bouquet includes thirty stems of pink, purple, white, yellow, and red tulips. It’s a happy spring bouquet that comes with excellent instructions, including a note to keep the paper on for a few hours to help the tulips stay upright.
The butterfly ranunculus bouquet is a limited-time offering with twenty pale pink ariadne ranunculus stems and three butterflies for an extra dose of spring cheer. I cut quite a bit off the stems so they would fit nicely in the pewter vase. Pro tip: always cut off the leaves that fall below the water line.
I wasn’t planning on writing an article about my bouquets but I was so impressed with the freshness of the flowers that I wanted to share them with you! What are your favorite spring blooms?