Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ranunculus Part 2

Grab a cup of coffee and get comfy…I’ve got lots of ranunculus to share with you! Today we’ll look at ranunculus in mixed bouquets…

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Sorry for such a long post, but I bet you got a feel for how much I like ranunculus…

Here’s where we need some of you experienced florists to speak up. Yesterday, Von from My Fleur Journey left this comment, “I do think ranunculus are awfully sweet, but I am really frustrated with them!! Wanna ask you experienced florists out there, what is the proper way to condition them? I had such a hard time getting them to open to its full as the stems bent after 1 or 2 days for some reason…advice much appreciated!”

Anyone want to give some advice to Von? I always cut the stems with a knife, dip in Quick Dip and place directly in preservative at room temperature. I leave them out of the cooler to allow them to open and usually get them about 2 days before an event. Once they’re in an arrangement, you probably want to place it in a cooler.  Now, let’s hear what the rest of my florist friends do to condition ranunculus…don’t be shy!

Happy Tuesday!

6 comments:

Never A Plain Jane said...

I cannot get over that arrangement from Designs by Ahn!

Never A Plain Jane said...

Also, and I am no professional, but can Von put the Ranunculus in a sort of hanging configuration? I'm thinking of the hole-y cardboard we would use to keep gerbera daisy stem from going all wonky.

Beth said...

yummy pics! I love Ranunculus, definitely one of my favorite flowers!
For care, I always stick them in a tall vase (tall enough that the heads are only rising about 1-2" above rim for support) with fresh water (no preservatives) and leave them out of the cooler until they burst open--about 1-2 days in warm weather, and then stick them in the cooler. Change water frequently to prevent rot.
They just keep getting prettier and prettier as they open!

Kit said...

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers' bouquet is my favorite! I also am no professional so I offer zero advice!

~My Fleur Journey~ said...

Thank you so much for putting my question up here, Amy! And all the kind advices.. just bought 2 bunches yesterday and am trying the tips from Never a Plain Jane and Beth, fingers crossed!

Side note: I thought I am pretty 'hardworking' in researching flowers and was quite happy with my flower library.. until I see your posts! I don't think I have 1/5 of the inspirational photos as you do.. thank you thank you and thank you AGAIN for sharing everything so selflessly!

Janet said...

I inspect bunches of ranunculus thoroughly before buying them. If they have any mold on them at all I won't buy them. Once I have them home I like to put freshly cut ranunculus in bulb food solution. I usually get 5-7 days out of them outside of the cooler and a few days longer if I've kept them in the cooler. It's important to make sure that they don't get damp, and have plenty of air space around the heads and stems so that they don't develop mold.

Anyway, I really like the arrangements by Sarah from Saipua. She really knows how to use ranunculus!