Friday Florals – Ranunculus

Hello again! Friday Floral is back with a bang today. I am focusing on Ranunculus!

There are over 600 species of Ranunculus, more commonly referred to as “buttercups.” The buttercups I grew up around looked something like the flower shown below:

I have many fond memories of picking these happy yellow or pink beauties in my back yard as a child. However, we have seen a surge in popularity lately in a very specific type of ranunculus, the Persian buttercup.

It is easy to see why this bloom has become so fashionable. They are exquisitely elegant. Especially for bridal arrangements!

Ranunculus easily make a statement on their own.

And pair beautifully with a unique container.

They are fabulous when paired with other florals as well.

I love them with the orchids above, but how stunning are they in the arrangement below?!

Ravishing might be an appropriate description!

I have been working on a new project for my home and it has finally come to fruition today. I can’t wait to show it to you soon!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Friday Florals: Anemones

The romantic atmosphere of a quickly approaching Valentine’s Day next month has me looking at sweet things like flower arrangements and red and white décor. To be honest, I am on a floral kick right now… I even started a new board on Pinterest a few days ago to indulge my fancy. So this week I am kicking off a new series: Friday Florals. In each post, I’ll do a feature on a different type of flower, their uses and a little about them.

This week, the focus is on Anemones. In Greek, the word Anemone means “Daughter of the Wind” giving this bloom the nickname of “windflower.”

Anemones have seen a surge in use for bridal bouquets in recent years.

Their petals are beautifully contrasted by their distinct centers.

Currently, there are some wonderful faux arrangements on One Kings Lane for their “Love is in the Air” sale.

Personally, I am thinking about doing an arrangement with a few “real touch” anemones in the very near future for my home. Possibly something for my new desktop? Or a casual cluster on the dining table?