Tag Archives: Ranunculus

rhubarb stalks

May: Pick Now!

My interactive Pick Now! calendar will help you seek out the treasures of May at the farmers market, grocery store or your own backyard.

april artichoke

April: Pick Now!

My mouth waters every time I get a glimpse of this April edition of the Pick Now! calendar.

San Fran farmers market

San Francisco Farmers Market

I ended up at the Ferry Building only to discover a wonderful farmers market. Just a few stalls, but quality stalls filled to the rim with unique, interesting and beautiful products.


Planting Bulbs: The Highs and Lows of a Cutting Garden

I’m still planting bulbs in my cutting garden; this project started about a month ago and I keep discovering more and more bulbs I want to try.  I love planting bulbs—there is such joy in anticipating those first glimpses of green sprouting up from the soil. There’s a funky little area in our backyard that […]

Green Trick Dianthus

There are so many reasons to love Green Trick Dianthus. While the name is less than desirable (I don’t know about you, but to me it sounds more like a rare sickness than a flower), it is actually a member of the carnation family, and quite adorable. I have been plugging into a ton of arrangements lately.

Spring Garden Walk

Spring has come to my garden. All of the plants and flowers are slowly stretching their leaves and tendrils up from their beds to greet the morning sunshine. In fact, due to an usually warm February, I am even getting some flowers now that normally don’t bloom until fall. The garden doesn’t care that it’s not March 21st, or that our clocks haven’t yet been set forward an hour. The truth is, It’s not a date or a time, it’s a feeling, and there is definitely that something fresh and hopeful in the air that tells us that it is, indeed, spring.

multicolored ranunculus arrangement

Ranunculus: A Beautiful, Hearty Bulb

T’is the season for bulbs! In my opinion, Ranunculus are the most striking of the group and don’t get the attention they deserve. At 3$ a bunch at the farmer’s market right now, these beauties are easy on the budget (just one of the benefits of choosing a seasonal flower), and a perfect way to brighten up your home on a winter day.

Beautiful Ranunculus

Ranunculus are currently in season and so beautiful, I often think of them as the winter sister of the rose. They bloom in a variety of gorgeous colors from (canary yellow to deep crimson).