Sunday, August 15, 2010

What's in Season?

 Being a blog about weddings and helping reducing some of those crazy wedding costs, we're introducing a weekly article about flowers in season, because it's always cheaper to get flowers that are in season, than importing them from different climates.

This week:
It tis’ the season for the absolutely beautiful ranunculus (ra-nun-kew-lus) flower. The name Ranunculus is Latin for "little frog," this probably refers to many species being found near water, like frogs. I think that is a little cute.
The ranunculus is a large genus of about 400 plants, a family that includes the buttercup, anemone, larkspur, delphinium, hellebore, clematis, monkshood and columbine.
Some Ranunculus have 4 or 5 petals, which look more like a buttercup or even a poppy and others have numerous petals that overlap and fold in on each other.What make the ranunculus so special are the soft, delicate petals that seem to never end. They are a truly romantic flower, which comes in a stunning array of colour variations. The rununculus looks gorgeous in a bunch alone or teamed with peonies which also share a similar shape and that look of an infinite number of soft petals.

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