1 March 2013

Flowers and Vintage Flickr Group - Ranunculus


White Ranunculus
Styling and photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer
Ribbon from Jane Means collection.

That Ranunculus is a big favourite is no surprise. Its a romantic, delicate and feminine flower that appeals to most people.

The author and gardener Sarah Raven says: "Everyone loves these as cut flowers and they're good in the garden too." 

The flower has whorls of petals that are like tissue-paper and arching long stems. They look best when they are fully opened but they are all right to buy in bud and let them develop in the vase. 

As a cut flower Ranunculus last for about a week, they are not happy in floral foam so should be placed in a vase with plenty of space.

Ranunculus come in a wide variety of colours - pink, red, yellow, orange, white, purple, apricot, even green, as well as multi-coloured and they come as single or double flowers. Flowering season is usually from January till May.


Ranunculus

Image by Helena Söderberg at craftandcreativity

White ranunculus in a blue vase

Image by Maria at marissen

79ideas-orange-ranunculus-sheep-skin
  
Image by Radostina Bosseva at 79ideas

changeable table herbarium

Image by pillipilli at abitofpilliplli

sunshine

Image by Elena Kovyrzina at elenakovyrzina

Florals...

Image by Susana Oliveira at citrusandorange

Instagram/iPhone 4s
Styling and photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.

All images are from the Flickr group Flowers and Vintage that I moderate and all images link back to Flickr and the photographers blog or website.

I hope you enjoyed some of the pretty images of Ranunculus and that you have found some inspiration.

Thanks for visiting and for making lovely comments.

xoxo Ingrid



7 comments:

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Ingrid, I LOVE those flowers and LOVE the photos you posted. Christa

Bare Mtn Farm said...

Beautiful photos that I will feast upon before my own ranunculus starts to bloom. As always a truly wonderful collection of photos!!!

Randi said...

Sååå ljuvliga skönheter! Jag älskar dessa....
Önskar dig en riktigt skön helg!
Kram Randi

Sue said...

Stunning flowers, such gorgeous colours and so beautifully photographed!

Tant Otteskrufv said...

Så härligt att riktigt få gotta sig i underbara ranunkler! Tack :)

Madelief said...

Lovely photo's Ingrid. The ranunculus is such a pretty flower! I bought a lovely bunch at the market lately. It's still brightening up our home.

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Georgianna said...

What a gorgeous collection, Ingrid! Ranunculus are definitely one of the most popular flowers for their romance, colors and happy, wavy attitude. If they were fragrant, they'd have a chance of replacing roses and peonies and narcissus as my top three.

But they are wonderful nonetheless and these photos really show them off.

Hope spring is on the way there in London!

G