Monday, May 17, 2010

Everything Ranunculas!

In the following do it yourself arrangements, we used ranunculas. The ranuncula flower comes in almost every color possible, including green. Some varieties don't even look like ranunculas but do not let them fool you, they are!

The best thing about ranunculas is that they look like mini roses. A lot of our customers at the farmers markets repeatedly mistake them for roses.
Our first bouquet today uses white ranunculas and pink sweet peas. The white ranunculas are the most beautiful of all the ranunculas. Don't know what it is about them, but they open up bigger and fuller than all the other colors. Too contrast the white, we added a few stems of pink sweet peas down bottom for a splash of color.


Up next are more ranunculas as promised. For this one we used our deep red ranunculas. The red here is a nice deep dark color that shows love and passion. We added white asiastic lilies to contrast again. We find having a contrast of color always makes any bouquet that much more powerful. The asiastic lilies are the non smelly variety and are good for all occasions.


To end the all ranuncula post, we kept it simple and mixed in three bunches of ranunculas, all different colors. Here we have yellow, red, and purple. You can see that they go together beautifully.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mothers Day!

Well Mother's Day is right around the corner. This is one of the busiest times of the years for us, if not the busiest. We are selling like a mad house and so flowers are pretty tight. Don't worry though, we'll have a full supply ready for this weekends farmer's markets.

When shopping for your mother, be sure to pick out something that is fresh and will last more than a couple days. Traditional flowers include roses and lilies. If you want to try something new though, you might want to consider some of our anemonies. In the last post we made an arrangement with anemonies and lavendar. You can do the same or just choose a couple bunches of anemonies of all colors.

The key to a sucessful mothers day arrangement is to have lots of flowers. The more the better.