Roses, ranunculus, flowering sage, unknown branches (wegnia?)
Arrangement and photograph by Flower Wild
I like this arrangement for today because it is exudes deep spring, almost summer with its tulips and raspberries. The roses make it feminine but the other elements keep it from being cloying. It could greet guests on a commode in a small entry way and then moved to the table for lunch time on the patio since its height makes it appropriate as a centerpiece. Continue reading
I just couldn’t resist. The white ranunculus in the basket are just two bunches. I decided to get a third bunch of this light pink almost salmon-y color–it’s one of my favorites (although the pure white and green goes so well in my house, generally speaking). I put the pink ones in one of my favorite coffee cups (thank you World Mart) with just a few sprigs of lemon leaves from the backyard. So excited about this:
And of course, a detail shot:
Soother1978 and I went to the Temescal Farmer’s Market at the Oakland DMV this morning with a mission for beautiful, full, even FAT ranunculus.
We got three bunches for $10. I got to use my new basket/vase for the first time! Here are the results:
It’s still early in the season so the ranuncs aren’t AS fat as I like them, but they’ll get there.
Soother1978 soothed himself with a fried chicken sandwich from Bakesale Betty’s while we were in the area. We love the sandwiches, but we discussed the inherent unsoothingness of places with a single, great thing that everyone has to cue up for–the Magnolia Bakery vibe–great products but so much hype! Hype doesn’t soothe. And Oakland, as much as I love it, has that small-town vibe where there’s always a line for anything good because there isn’t enough competition (think Ici and Blue Bottle Coffee). Bring your business to Oakland! If you build it we will spend! We need a Blue Barn to soothe in the East Bay!
Amazing! Click here to feast your eyes on all the beautiful creations (I visited every previous page-and it was worth it!). Flowers by Bornay.
This wasn’t meant to be redundant, but is a tad after last week’s illustration.
All I know is that it’s unfortunate, but I simply do not have the time to do any arranging these days. A bunch of ranunculus are the perfect treat to keep my spirits up as I plow through the tidal wave of work I’m drowning in. A fresh cut and a mason jar was all I needed.
I spent a great weekend in Lake Tahoe in spite of my hectic schedule. It’s these forced breaks that loved ones argue will keep me sane until June, though I’m not totally sure they are right because I now have an even huger pile of grading to do. We celebrated a close friend’s birthday and ate ate ate. Tortilla Espanol, chicken sandwiches on the trail, banh mi, meat pie, chocolate whisky cake, and tonkatsu. Honestly.
Even though I was exhausted after all the eating and celebrating over the weekend, I was so thrilled about the extra hour of daylight last night I couldn’t resist running out and sprucing up the front garden. My poor roses had gotten horrible mildew in all the rain and the lavender bushes were getting positively out of control. I spent from 5PM-7PM clipping and snipping and couldn’t have been happier.
Reality was a stinging slap in the face this morning at 5:30. But with a clean garden and a perky bunch of ranunculus how can I complain?