Despite their short lifespan, I really love cut flowers. If you don't obsess over them the way I do, you can surely still appreciate the deep, vivid colors of this particular genus [yes, I had to research, and there are over 600 species of this particular flower!]. I always think of ranunculus as summer flowers because here in the south, I see them in so many wedding bouquets and floral arrangements. But they can actually be quite cold hardy, so I'm hoping to try planting these [they're bulbs, which I've figured out how to plant with success] either this fall or early in the spring. Here are some photos I've taken of them. I like them best just haphazardly thrown into vintage jars [or occasionally in old wooden spools!], but they actually dry beautifully.
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