Pretty sure, I don't know a soul who isn't crazy about spring flowers. Everybody loves ranunculus and tulips, too. And, can we talk just about the beauty of the color purple? This is why today, I'm sharing one real centerpiece made with the help of Ariella Chezar at a Flower Workshop Masterclass at Charleston Stems. You can feel the joy and happiness of this mix in the incredible imagery by Corbin Gurkin. Look no further than below for a sweet taste so spring.
Everyone says summertime flowers are the ones that are the best. But, I'm going to tell you a secret if you are making anything between January and May, you'll have easy access to an endless supply of ranunculus and tulips. Even though you can source them from anywhere most any time of the year, they're much prettier and less expensive in their season.
Honestly, it doesn't matter when you are getting your flower arranging prowess on, ranunculus should always, always be a part of the floral recipe. I feel this way about tulips, too! Ranunculus come in all kinds of colors and styles. Some have small delicate heads while others open to be a big as ever dreamed. These flowers (that can hold their own as a singleton or together in a mix) are known for texture and personality because of their super thin petals. Tulips are my go-to when pairing ranunculus but they also look magical next to hellebores, peonies, garden roses and silvery eleagus greenery.
The ranunculus is the one you can take anywhere. It's so versatile that I works in everything from a casual bud vase to a luxurious wedding bouquet. And this friends is why this flower has become a staple in modern floral arrangements. If you are trying to find the best way to add them to your flower recipe then I give you all the cheerleading you need, plus some inspiration below to help you see that you can have your dream mix. The centerpiece below is is one of my favorite ways to use ranunculus in compositions.
I put this together with the help of Ariella Chezar at a workshop at Charleston stems. The large centerpiece is mainly all violet or do you call it periwinkle? plum or mauve or lavender? The arrangement features ranunculus, hellebores, frittleria, tulips and Russian olive silver toned greenery (at least silver-y on the backside the leaf when you use it like I do). I feel like it's moody and soulful.