Monday, January 10, 2011

Floral Spotlight: Ranunculus

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Oh ranunculus, how I love you.  Seriously - if you use the search button on my blog and look for ranunculus, you will find post after post mentioning this delicate beauty.  Ranunculus is also known as persian buttercup, and flowers between June and August. (but there is still a way to get them up through end of September and into October, if you look hard enough (or book Jennifer Hodgins at Branford Flower Shop :)).  

These lovely blooms are intricate with their multiple petals surrounding the center, and almost resemble mini peonies.  But make sure you order enough for your event, because some of the heads can tend to be small.  These are perfect for the boutonnieres or in the bouquets (I used them in mine too!) and are not as expensive as one would imagine.

Let's take a look at some of these lovelies in action:

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And we all know how much I love pulling details through all components of the wedding, like these ranunculus-themed invites!
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LOVE everything about this one.
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I could post about these beauties all day long, but did my best to scour for some of my favorite images in the meantime :)  

Make sure to stop back this afternoon for the second dose of todays' floral spotlight!

Previous Floral Spotlights:
Billy Buttons, Silver Brunia

18 comments:

  1. Words can't express how much I love Ranunculus!!! Shame the season here is only about a week long!!

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  2. I love them too! They are so delicate and packed with petals. Who could resist?

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  3. You have no idea how I wish those were in season and available at my wedding: biggest flower disappointment to date :) I want those :)

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  4. These are one of my new favorites. Beautiful!

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  5. LOVE ranunculus! It's my second favorite flower. Peonies being #1.

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  6. They are one of my favourite flowers..EVER!!! I love love love them:)
    Happy Monday
    Kisses

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  7. Gorgeous flowers! I can not believe how much they look like peonies-- getting a hold of my florist now!!

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  8. I love the texture of ranunculus! Such a gorgeous flower!

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  9. Oh, how I love ranunculus! They're the perfect combination of peonies and roses-so gorgeous!

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  10. you know that burlap tied one stole my heart!!!

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  11. i love them OH so much. every picture is fantastic.

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  12. Love this flower as well...and I think I may love it more than peonies! Love the shape and colors. That first bout is so adorable!

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  13. the white & blush pink ones are my absolute fave!

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  14. oooh sooo pretty! i love ranunculus! i love them mixed with peonies!

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  15. the pink with green centers?! wow.

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  16. Wowee, I love these! I may want them in white for my wedding. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. This is the main flower I'm using in my wedding. It looks so rich and (dare I say it?) fluffy! I suggested it to my future sister-in-law, and she's using it in her May wedding - can't wait to see how her bouquets turn out! Gorgeous!

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