Whilst ranunculus are still in season, I thought I’d feature a blog post purely dedicated to them with stunning images by Georgianna Lane.
Along with peonies, they are one of my favourite flowers. But why do I love them so much…
Well, first it’s their pure prettiness with layer upon layer of petals.
Secondly, because of their limited availability. They’re generally only in season from October through to May…which means that I have to make the most of them whilst they’re around.
It’s also due to the huge variety of colours that they come in, from pastel pinks to vibrant cerise, white and magenta to orange and yellow.
And they’re not readily available when they are in season…you’ll generally only find them in florist shops as opposed to supermarkets.
I also love watching them bloom, emerging from tight petals. And as florist Paula Pryke has said, they tend to look at their very best, just before they are about to ‘go over’.
Here are some more of Georgianna’s beautiful images…
So, if you’re thinking of bringing some colour into your home this weekend to banish the grey days we’ve been having in the UK recently, why not treat yourself to some ranunculus?
I promise you won’t be disappointed…
P.S. If you’d like to read more about this remarkable flower, here’s a link to a blog post I wrote about them last year.
(Images : Georgianna Lane)