Thursday, March 11, 2010

gonna make you sweat

japanese ranunculus

ranunc bouquet

local ranunc, these blow my mind


love this bouquet. love that wild spyrea

ranunc1

The ranunculus this year are mind-bending. We're getting varieties from New Jersey, Japan, Holland, Israel. They cause a panic around here...

When I found that deep pink number in the second photo my ears got hot and my heart started racing. Time slowed down, and voices in the studio sounded slow and distant. What can possibly be done with a flower this beautiful? You see why our job is so stressful.

Most of the specimens in this bouquet came from an undisclosed farm in New Jersey. Nicolette and I are hot on the trail of locating said farm and showing up there unannounced. Tomorrow.

Keep you posted.

p.s. we've posted new classes up on the Little Flower School site.

p.p.s. the cherry blossom class falls right at the tail end of ranunculus season, jus saying.

21 comments:

Liane said...

i seriously cannot believe that flower. the ruffley deep pink one. my god.

Janet said...

That nude ranunculus at the top of the post is out of this world!

Anonymous said...

What about that crazy floppy apricot one? Wow. I can't stop looking at it.

Sarah said...

anon - i KNOW. its a local one too - it looks like a ballarina skirt, right?

A Rockridge Life said...

sweat till you can't sweat no more!

UH the first one is the one I'm in love with

Blue Muse said...

Ooooooh they are so gorgeous - truly. You would go crazy if you saw our flower fields overlooking the sea here in Carlsbad -- 20 acres of row after row of ranunculus...
(http://www.theflowerfields.com/history.html)
You have definitely shown one of my big loves today!
xo Isa

Donna said...

If I were you, I would stalk that farm in NJ mercilessly. Those flowers are UNBELIEVABLE.

small stump said...

oh my lord those are some good ones!

missnoma said...

your flowers are always so beautiful!

Lavender Hill said...

I heard angels sing when I saw those pics !! Ranuncs are one of my absolute favorite flowers. I am SO jealous of what is available to you guys!

I so miss the big city flower markets.. Thanks for sharing!

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Victor said...

wow. mind-bending is right. can't imagine seeing it in person. have fun at the farm (if you haven't already gone)

Pam-housemartin said...

yes and after you are done convincing them and drooling...
ask them if they ship ; )
for me, pleazze?

Fleur said...

It's try, the ranunculus have been so amazing this year! Sweet little scallops.., like tiny seashells.

marie said...

ah amazing!

leggings said...

The flowers are really out of this world! So beautiful you can almost smell them looking at the photo!

bigBANG studio said...

two things:

1. i grew up on a farm in nj. my mom grows pretty hardcore fleurs. my huz and i had sicknasty ranunculi at our wedding there. but we are not your secret 'nunc provider.

2. do you know that the entire tiny population of joshua tree, california, uses saipua soap? yes, in the desert we smell like scented geranium and myrrh courtesy of you, via the mt. fuji general store. thought you should know.

Mondrian Miami said...

I can't believe them either, they are just amazing. The first one especially.

ruth@gracelaced said...

I follow your blog simply because I identify with this very sensation about flowers--especially the ranunculus. It seems absurd, really. Thanks for being an enabler. :)

Anonymous said...

wish i was in on that secret flower farm!! these are gorgeous...

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