In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus says, “I am dazzled by your charms.”
I would turn that around and say that a bouquet of ranunculus dazzle ME with THEIR charms.

Using just one of these pretty blooms was all this small arrangement needed. 

I was happy to find this bunch of artificial ranunculus at the thrift store.  I think they add a nice touch to the “Kate Spade Inspired” guest room.

I decided that since I am so enamored with these blooms that I should find out a little more about them.

HMMMM….maybe they are a flower that I could grow at Sweetwater.

This is what I learned:

If you live in Zone 7, you can grow them as perennials.  Alas…here in Zone 4 they are annuals.
I even found the bulbs on Amazon…and placed an order.
I have been doing a little research about how to grow ranunculus in the garden…..and after reading this article, I think I have found a fun new kind of flower to grow at Sweetwater.

I am starting to think that Ranunculus are a great alternative to roses.  They just have a fresher look.

am really loving how these flowers look as an alternative to roses.

Here they are used as the main flower in boutonnieres.

I looked for some examples of ranunculus used in wedding bouquets.
Oh my….gorgeous….
It makes me think that maybe roses are sort of “passe”…..hmmmm!

And now I will leave you with some lovely artwork featuring the lovely Ranuncula….ENJOY!

Have A Wonderful Day!