I thought I would start taking a little time each week to think and write about something I love and appreciate. For this first Friday Favorites post, I selected Ranunculus. I am a girl who loves flowers and I love gardening. I have quite a few favorites when it comes to flowers, but if I had to pick one, my absolute favorite flowers are Ranunculus.
For me there is a wonderful softness in the layering of their petals. Though they are more dense with petals than a rose, they have a lightness about them. Their shape is unusual, as it is more flat and sometimes convex it the top. Many colors often have a pop of contrasting green in their center, as they color lightens toward the center. They are lovely on their own and pair well with a variety of other flowers and plants, to make stunning arrangements. While I love my garden full of flowers, I also love fresh flower arrangements in the house.
What is a Ranunclua?
In traditional eastern medicine, Ranunculus are used for anti-rheumatism, and intermittent fever. However, they are poisonous if they are eaten fresh. They are also toxic to livestock.
I love pairing Ranunculus in arrangements. Some of my personal favorite pairings are with Anemones (which are also part of the Ranunculaceae family) and Hydrangeas. A few sprigs of Hypericum Berries and Kremit Mums are also a nice addition.
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various