Whether I want to admit it or not, I’m beginning to take a liking to these bright flower arrangements. A few posts ago, I know I complained that these color combination weren’t for me. However, the more that I put them into vases; the more I grow to appreciate them. Let’s take a quick look at what I’m making today –
Excuse my mess, but sometimes this work area near my shed is the only place that I don’t have flowers planted. In the photo above, you’ll see my supposed ‘Brownie’ tulips and ‘American Dream’ tulips. The American Dream tulips were included in that awesome “pastel” mix (which was everything except pastel).
Those the single tulips look a little more muted in color in the photos, they’re actually a soft reddish orange color with yellow around the outer edge of the petals. That’s one of the reasons that I like to buy mixes actually, I always get something that I never would have picked for myself. Variety is definitely the spice of life when you’re growing in a small backyard.
Next, we have something really exciting. The first ranunculus of the season have arrived. Much to my surprise, the first blooms were these really dark picotee ones. These ‘Cafe Picotee’ ranunculus came from Longfield Gardens. They’re so lovely. I originally ordered them for the purpose of talking about them here on the blog. I really didn’t have any expectation that they would be so beautiful. In person, there’s a really attractive magenta undertone on the underside of the petals.
What do you think? Have you ever grown Cafe ranunculus before? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below!