In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.

My sisters from out-of-town and a local friend joined us for a simple Easter Sunday meal yesterday. It was a beautiful spring day. In late evening I stepped out into the garden and cut the most perfect flowers. I had been eyeing them all week.

From a bag of 100 assorted Ranunculus, planted in March 2016, just four plants developed. Having never grown them before I expected a better return, but oh, how lovely are the flowers of the four which persisted.

Ranunculus

In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

Placed into a small green ceramic vase with Iberis and Narcissus, the ranunculus are richly delightful—my new favorite flower.

In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

Materials

Flowers
Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft)
Narcissus
Ranunculus
Green ceramic vase

I read these can be planted in fall in my planting zone so I will try again to grow them.

In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us a chance to express our flower arranging passion. Visit her to discover what she and others found this week in their gardens to place In A Vase On Monday.

37 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Ranunculus

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’ll try to find a better place for the ranunculus next time. Hope to improve the odds. The daffodils reminded me of some my mother used to grow.

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  1. Christina

    Beautiful; did you soak the corms overnight before planting the Ranunculous? It is said they need it and I usually do, I get a better rate of growers but I grow in a large port and then plant them into the garden after they’ve flowered and so far they come back each year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I don’t actually remember if I soaked the corms, but I think the planting area didn’t have enough sun and didn’t drain well. I’ll try to take more care with them next time and maybe will try containers. Good to know they come back well for you.

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  2. Cathy

    The ranunculus are scrumptious! And the colour of your little vase really caught my eye as well. I have learnt (yet another thing) from Christina too – will try soaking ranunculus corms when I plant. Happy Easter Monday!

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  3. Cathy

    I soaked mine and planted them in pots in the greenhouse where they have produced loads of leaves but only one bud – I have tried them outside in the past with limited success too. As you say, the flowers are stunning with all those petals – even one on its own would be worthy of a vase! Thanks for sharing your precious few and hope you continue to enjoy your long Easter weekend

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      1. Cathy

        Since I replied, a few more flower spikes have appeared – so it may not be shower, but at least it is a few more! 😉

  4. Marian St.Clair

    They are beautiful! And I love the combo with white. Hope you had a lovely dinner with your family. Our children and grandchildren just headed home this morning–fun weekend but exhausting!

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  5. AlisonC

    They are truly gorgeous and what a colour. The other white flowers really set them off too. I’ve never managed to grow ranunculus well but, never knowing when to quit, I’m having another go!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      That’s the spirit, try again. They’re supposed to be easy to grow from what I read, but there must be a footnote somewhere that I missed.

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  6. Cathy

    They really are lovely Susie! I have never seen yellow Ranunculus here, but it is the perfect spring flower! I love this simple fresh vase you have created. 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. I don’t often see ranunculus growing but they seem to be showing up more often around here (like at a farmer’s market). The bold yellow just shouts joy.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Beth. The ranunculus seem so perfectly formed and pristine. A few more have opened and each one is a revelation. Have a wonderful week.

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  7. Bec

    These flowers shreak Easter – absolutely lovely 🙂 love ranunculus 🙂 mine haven’t really got going yet – it’s been cold and wet in Manchester so I’ve got tete a tetes and daffodils in my vase this week.

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