Brighten up your space with bold pops of red and green using a mixture of cut ranunculus stems and branches of juniper and cedar. The slight variation in green coloring will add depth to the finished look and rough texture against the pretty, soft shape of the ranunculus.
Bring a touch of elegance to your autumnal spread with colorful floral, touches of fruit and warm wooden texture. This arrangement was made by placing ranunculus into glass votives set inside a reclaimed plank of oak, then filling the votives with pomegranate seeds for a rich fragrant effect.
You could almost mistake beautiful ranunculi for roses. If you live in USDA zones 8-10, plant the bulbs 2" deep in the fall. In cooler climates, ranunculus won’t survive the winter, so wait until spring to tuck them into the garden or containers, and expect the blooms to open in late summer. (You'll need to buy new bulbs next spring.) Plant the bulbs with the claw-shaped side facing down.
Colorful yet muted abstract artwork and fresh ranunculus set a cheery tone in the woman's home office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorators Showcase. Designer Kari McIntosh selected St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and a sunburst mirror to create a rich design setting symbolizing the relationship between the heavens and Earth.
Designer Camille Styles pairs rustic elements like beeswax candles, gourds and a salvaged wooden board as a table runner with a porcelain footed dish overflowing with greenhouse blooms. Her arrangement contains roses, hydrangea, dahlias, copper amaranth and ranunculus with a few sprigs of fall greenery, grasses and berries to signify the season.
No party decor is complete without fresh-cut flowers. For this look, choose dual-toned ranunculus and pink peonies, place them in painted tin cans and bud vases. Spray each can in two colors using painter's tape. Cobalt bud vases with single stems pop wonderfully against the black-and-white striped.
Another type of bulb is known as a tuber. There are two types of tubers: root tuber and stem tuber. A dahlia grows from a root tuber. Examples of root tubers include dahlia, peony, tuberous begonia and ranunculus. A potato is probably the most famous stem tuber. Examples of stem tubers include potato, caladium, cyclamen and anemone.
Planner Kate Franzen, of Glint Events, carried out a wintery theme for this wedding with white and blush roses, white ranunculus, silver brunia berries, frosted pinecones, white anemones and gypsophila (baby's breath). “Don’t overlook baby’s breath for a winter wedding." she says. "It matches the crisp, clean feel of winter and, by itself, can produce a stunning and dramatic effect. Not to mention, gypsophila is much more affordable than out-of-season blooms.” Florist: Petals + Twigs.