The Papaver farm sits on a wee quarter acre in the Sebastopol countryside, nestled between a small old growth vineyard, climbing hops vines, and a sweeping oak tree. All thirty-something varieties of flowers and foliage are grown using simple, organic practices. Working with material we've watched transform from seed to sprout to blossom firsthand is what gives meaning and creates magic in our designs. There's something so perfectly imperfect about flowers fresh from the garden that is often lost in flowers grown commercially for cut flower production. We do our best to grow varieties that are as unique and special as the people they will be shared with.
A few of our current farm favorites include: sweet peas, narcissus, ranunculus, anemones, Icelandic poppies, foxglove, snapdragons, scabiosa, basil, and dahlias. The list is always changing (but mostly growing)!
What we don't grow ourselves, we source locally from other small farmers or forage from the beautiful wild of Sonoma County when possible. Inspired by the seasons and celebratory of each ingredient's unique nuances, our designs capture a specific moment in time. Our aesthetic strives to captivate as a whole, then pull you in with unexpected elements of intrigue. We hope that our wonder for the natural world is translated through our work.
We can accommodate specific flower requests, but prefer to work primarily with color palettes and inspirational styles for our designs to stay as locally-sourced and creative as possible. Please reach out and share your unique vision with us!
PAPAVER FLOWER CO. IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY GINA STRATHMAN. GINA IS A SELF-TAUGHT FLORAL DESIGNER WITH A FORMAL EDUCATION IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND BUSINESS. HER BOYFRIEND, WILL, KNOWS WAY MORE ABOUT FARMING THAN SHE DOES, AND HELPS OUT AROUND THE FARM WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH (WWW.BLUELEGFARMS.COM). HER FAVORITE FLOWER IS THE ICELANDIC POPPY (PAPAVER NUDICAULE)* FOR IT'S TISSUE PAPER PETALS AND UNRULY STEMS. *favorite flower subject to change seasonally.