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A friend had a birthday the other day, and it was fun to be able to create a homemade bouquet for her. While I was harvesting I picked a vase full of Purple Jean ranuncula for myself as well, with a few yellow blossoms added for contrast.

So far the ranunculus have fared well through more than a week of heavy rain, but we will need sunshine if they are to continue to bloom. All of the new buds are rather small. Fingers crossed that we get some sunshine again soon.
 

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A friend had a birthday the other day, and it was fun to be able to create a homemade bouquet for her. While I was harvesting I picked a vase full of Purple Jean ranuncula for myself as well, with a few yellow blossoms added for contrast.

So far the ranunculus have fared well through more than a week of heavy rain, but we will need sunshine if they are to continue to bloom. All of the new buds are rather small. Fingers crossed that we get some sunshine again soon.
Breathtakingly gorgeous. You've converted me @Branching Out. I shall now hunt for these corms.
 

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These Tecolote ranunculas are so different in form and colour from the Italian ones. This is the third year that I have grown Tecolotes, and each corm produces an incredible number of flowering stems.
 

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A friend had a birthday the other day, and it was fun to be able to create a homemade bouquet for her. While I was harvesting I picked a vase full of Purple Jean ranuncula for myself as well, with a few yellow blossoms added for contrast.

So far the ranunculus have fared well through more than a week of heavy rain, but we will need sunshine if they are to continue to bloom. All of the new buds are rather small. Fingers crossed that we get some sunshine again soon.
Those are just gorgeous! My mom used to grow lots of different flowers and she would make these lovely bouquets for me and bring them over regularly! Oh, I miss those days! She is unable to garden like that now! 😔
 

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Bouquet practice, in preparation for some important events later in the week. Yesterday I made a couple of attempts with purple ranunculas to start with. I found that I was often crushing the blossoms when I was harvesting them, so now I am placing them on a tray as I pick them. They stay clean and tidy this way too. A book that I read referred to assembling the 'ingredients' for an arrangement, and I am kind of liking that approach. These bouquets will be in fish bowl type vases that have very large openings which make it a bit of a challenge to keep the flowers from shifting around. I needed a sturdy foundation so I picked sedum and rosemary as fillers for their strong thick stems, and then orlaya to add an airy touch to compliment the ranunculas. This is my first time adding sedum to a bouquet, and from what I have read it has a really long vase life. It will likely still be looking good once all of the other flowers have faded.
 

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Bouquet practice, in preparation for some important events later in the week. Yesterday I made a couple of attempts with purple ranunculas to start with. I found that I was often crushing the blossoms when I was harvesting them, so now I am placing them on a tray as I pick them. They stay clean and tidy this way too. A book that I read referred to assembling the 'ingredients' for an arrangement, and I am kind of liking that approach. These bouquets will be in fish bowl type vases that have very large openings which make it a bit of a challenge to keep the flowers from shifting around. I needed a sturdy foundation so I picked sedum and rosemary as fillers for their strong thick stems, and then orlaya to add an airy touch to compliment the ranunculas. This is my first time adding sedum to a bouquet, and from what I have read it has a really long vase life. It will likely still be looking good once all of the other flowers have faded.
Those are beautiful flower arrangements! Did you grow all of those flowers?
 

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Those are beautiful flower arrangements! Did you grow all of those flowers?
Yes, they are from our garden and my parents garden. For many years I watched my mom make arrangements for special occasions, and she taught me some little florist tricks along the way. I am so glad that I paid attention. 😊
 

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This morning I tried a mason jar version adding in dill, privet, peony leaves, and Sweet William. I also added a few stems of Golden Flax (the kind that is grown for edible flax seed) to one vase, to gage how long they stay fresh once cut. Yarrow 'Summer Berries' is just starting to bloom here as well, however Floret indicates that yarrow will make the water in the vase go cloudy. Given that these are clear vases I do not want murky water-- so even though I love yarrow I decided against including them. https://library.floretflowers.com/products/yarrow-summer-berries

In the garden ranuncula flowers close up each night, and then open again in the morning. These ranunculas were picked early in the morning so they appear small; within a day or so they will open up and become twice as big, so I placed them a bit higher than other flowers in the vase. That way they will have room to spread out.
 

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