“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”– Luther Burbank
Our Family has many generations of landscapers, gardeners, composters, and all-around plant lovers that come before us. Therefore, we have always admired and grown flowers. Bouquets have been a staple on our farm tour greeting and tasting tables throughout the years. We even name a lot of our beloved dairy goats after flowers. Including Camellia, who was the model for one of the original Redwood Hill Farm cheese labels.
Ideas Are Like Seeds, With A Lot Of Potential And Promise
In 2018, as the Capracopia product offerings on our diversified farm model further developed, a few rows of annual flowers were planted in the old apple orchard. The flowers grew beautifully in our wonderful gold ridge sandy loam soil! Ample amounts of farm made compost created healthy plants and prolific blooms. Our idea of having a flower farm had germinated.
A Dream Begins To Grow
In 2019 our field was budding and additional rows of annuals along with some perennial flowers were added to the field. We learned a lot of what could grow best here in Sonoma County and what the gophers wouldn’t eat! We started a road side stand to sell blooms to our neighbors and folks passing by. Our flower farm vision was starting to bloom.
The Flower Field In Full Bloom
We were excited to fully bloom in 2020 and expand the flower field to over a quarter acre. Seeds and plugs were ordered, the field was planted out, but then Covid hit in March. Our local floral industry was shut down and there was no distribution. What do we do with all of these flowers? We decided to offer Capracopia flower bouquets for delivery along with at our farm stand. The response was tremendous. Our beautiful blooms attracted regular delivery bouquet customers, local tasting room orders, and even a spot in our local Sebastopol Hardware Store for bouquets. As someone once said, “In joy and in sadness, flowers are our constant friends.”
Flower Varieties Are Like Goats… It’s Hard To Limit Yourself To Just A Few!
Each year we grow new and different flowers and more varieties within our favorite flowers. We specialize in growing Icelandic Poppies, Ranunculus, Carnations, Cosmos, Veronica, Strawflowers, Sweet Peas, Celosia, Larkspur, Lisianthus, and Dahlias. In addition, many other annual varieties are planted every year. We have established Roses, Peonies, and Lilacs for perennial beauty. Our olive grove, raspberry beds, hopyard, and fruit orchard all provide foliage for our own bouquets as well as the local floral industry.
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” – Jim Carrey.
Capracopia Flowers grown at Redwood Hill Farm look forward to turning to the light and providing Sonoma County with the very best organically grown flowers.