A Week’s Worth of Cut Flowers

I know that I've been posting tons of different cut flower arrangements lately, but I just can't help it. Let's take a closer look at some of the cut flower vases that were arranged - These are the Zeolights calendula that I planted last fall. They don't have the longest stems. In fact, using them…

Growing Floret Ranunculus in the Little Cut Flower Garden

I've been growing ranunculus for years. In fact, it was one of the very first flowers that I wanted to grow after seeing pictures of the flowers in a seed catalog online. We've really come a long way in terms of corm availability since then. Last fall, I made a purchase from Floret of some…

La Belle Epoque Tulip and Olivia Tulip Flower Arrangement

A few posts ago, I was debating whether or not the Brownie tulips were actually the variety Brownie. Now that the Olivia tulips have started to bloom, I'm now certain of everyone's purported identity. In this flower arrangement, we'll be using La Belle Epoque (peach) and the Olivia (orange). As it would turn out, the…

Spring Calendula and Ranunculus Flower Arrangement

One of my favorite things about growing so many different types of cut flowers is trying different combinations in vases. Since we haven't been able to donate any flowers this year, I've had a lot of choices in terms of arrangement flowers for myself and for my family. Let's take a quick look at yet…

Orange You Glad I Picked These Flowers? Get it — Aren’t You Glad?!

I was going to start this post off with a knock-knock joke, but ultimately, I decided against it. Oranges in the garden are here and making a huge statement. In fact, this orange flower vase turned out to be one of the prettiest ones that I've made in a long time. Let's take a closer…

Floret Purple Picotee Ranunculus in Bloom

Over the last couple weeks, I've been absolutely swimming in ranunculus blooms. Last fall, when I made an order from Floret; I wanted to be certain that I ordered several colors of ranunculus. Of all the corms, I was most hesitant about the purple picotee. I had purchased picotee ranunculus corms elsewhere before with very…

The Magic of Dark Ranunculus Blooms

When I planned the garden last year, I knew that I wanted to grow as many ranunculus as possible. This also meant that I wanted to include as many colors as possible. Shades of dark red and dark violet were certainly no exception. Let's take a closer look at some of the darkest colors in…

Floret Ranunculus Pastel Lemon are Gorgeous!

In continuing our post about ranunculus, it's time to take a closer look at the Floret Pastel Lemon ranunculus. Though yellow flowers usually aren't my favorite, I definitely wanted to give it a try. It's not like I'm able to say 'No' to more ranunculus flowers. As it would turn out, this mix of flowers…

Floret Ranunculus Marshmallow and Other Sweet Surprises…

One of my main focuses in plant the garden last fall was to try to bring some diversity to the garden. In this, I ordered several lovely varieties of ranunculus from Floret. Today, we'll take a closer look at one of my favorites called 'Marshmallow'.  While I'm not so sure that it resembles a marshmallow,…