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.
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.
Here they are used as the main flower in boutonnieres.
I looked for some examples of ranunculus used in wedding bouquets.
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!