saturday flowers ….

by Sharon Santoni
 
There are some flowers that don’t get thrown out too soon….
 
there are some flowers whose fading is poetical…..
 
tulips are like that….
   they fall and rise and fall again before they go;
 
and these raununculus just seem to increase their ruffles 
and  transparency as the days pass;
 
 
 
a wave goodbye ..
 
a reminder not to throw them out before they are really donewishing you a pink weekend!

36 comments

Martha April 6, 2013 - 1:56 pm

There's nothing like flowers. I've not bought this kind . . . but I'll have to find some! They're beautiful!

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thefarmfiles April 6, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Simply gorgeous.

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The enchanted home April 6, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Stunning..always love seeing your beautiful flowers Sharon!

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Louise April 6, 2013 - 6:03 pm

I am in Villefranche-sur-Mer taking an language immersion course. I visited the Saturday market this morning and bought tulips, hyacinths, roses and a pot of tulips for my window sill for 16€ . Two of my fellow students who are from the US visited me before lunch and were surprised that I thought this was inexpensive…in Australia the flowers would have been the equal of at least 30€. I was sad to say au revoir to last week's tulips and hyacinths which had kept me company for my first week…

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Abramyan Avenue April 6, 2013 - 6:23 pm

absolutely beautiful!!! love the color and texture of the flowers…
i love tulips but can't grow them here in TX, so as soon as my floral shop has them, I bring them home with me!
hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
-april

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Botanic Bleu April 6, 2013 - 7:58 pm

As always your script makes viewing the photos worthwhile…To read your words makes the flowers' story come alive. I am transported to your home and live the stages of the ranunculus, feeling and seeing each moment.

After bidding the ranunculus good-bye, I visited the June 2011 post of mon bouquet du jour and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the tutorial in flower arranging.

Have a wonderful weekend…Judith

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ayse April 6, 2013 - 8:06 pm

I love all kinds of the flowers very much.. Especially now, in spring, they are like a paradise..

Magnificent photos, have a good week-end 🙂

Ayse

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Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon April 6, 2013 - 8:15 pm

I am usually a pastel girl, but I love the brilliance of ranunculus. A few miles from us in Carlsbad California there is a ranunculus farm that is over 50 acres of blooms. You can see if from the highway as you drive by. People come from all over to see it and photograph it. If you google Carlsbad ranunculus you can find more info that you really wanted. Thanks for the beautiful photos and the lesson.

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Lorrie April 6, 2013 - 8:41 pm

I love the ruffled frilliness of ranunculus. Such gorgeous flowers. Such gorgeous photos.

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Barbara Lilian April 6, 2013 - 9:21 pm

I love all your 'bouquet du jour' The ranunculus for this Saturday look so pretty they remind me of my ballet skirts when I was a little girl. Thank you Sharon.

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:10 pm

they come in different colours too!

xx

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:11 pm

🙂

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:11 pm

thank you Tina

xx

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:11 pm

sounds like a fair price to me

xx

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Mary April 6, 2013 - 10:12 pm

When we purchased our first home, I chose ranunculus bulbs to plant, FIRST! Now, 45 years and 4 houses later I cannot plant any because I have a deer problem! Thanks you, though, I get to enjoy them via your blog. Merci beaucoup!
That cerise color is one of my favorites!

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:12 pm

they grow quite easily here in Normandy, but I don't like to pick them from the garden, so I buy bunches too

xx

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:12 pm

You are very kind Judith, glad you enjoyed the back link too

xx

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:13 pm

🙂

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:13 pm

thank you! I'm off to check that out!

x

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:14 pm

"ruffled frilliness" .. works for me!

xx

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:14 pm

yup! I think ballet tutus are a very good metaphor for these pretty blooms

xx

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sharon santoni at my french country home April 6, 2013 - 10:15 pm

thank you Mary, I didn't know that deer had a weakness for raununculus!

xx

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penelopebianchi April 7, 2013 - 7:04 am

There is the most beautiful "rose farm" near me in Carpinteria (Rose Story Farm" which has all the fragrant "old roses"!
I have been on their "tour" (see Velvet and Linen) many times!

One of the most important lessons I have learned is: don't pick up or sweep up petals!!!

That the heck?? The petals on the table are part of the beautiful flower!! I leave the petals on the tables for days! They smell beautiful; and they are part of the "cycle of life"!!

What gorgeous ranunculus! What a wonderful lesson!

Thank you!!!

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peggy braswell April 7, 2013 - 7:51 am

Oh how I adore ranunculus. They are one of my favorite flowers! Grand tip on keeping them. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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vicki archer April 7, 2013 - 8:17 am

I agree Sharon… i think they are even prettier as they age… Such a lovely bouquet… Enjoy your Sunday… xv

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[email protected] April 7, 2013 - 5:46 pm

My favorite flower. One whose beauty increases with age and one which blossoms even as its "skin" develops more ruffles and transparency. I think it should be the official flower of womanhood!

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Cathi April 7, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Beautiful flowers and one of my very favorite! Happy Sunday! xxoo

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Sammy April 7, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Beautiful and a reminder spring is here!

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Mary April 7, 2013 - 10:07 pm

Well, Sharon, I've never tried them here, but then I've never seen them on the Deer Resistant or Deer Proof lists of plants. I will have to start asking gardeners on a regular basis if they've had any luck???
Thank you for your comment – I'll get right on it!

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Martin & the Magpie April 7, 2013 - 11:15 pm

beautiful flowers and pictures..we have also blogged about rannunculus today….xx

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Karen (Back Road Journal) April 8, 2013 - 2:31 pm

What lovely flowers that seem to get prettier with each passing day.

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Anonymous April 10, 2013 - 2:56 am

Adore flowers. They bring a room to life. So expensive in Sydney. We tried a cottage garden but the weather is too hot, too humid and at times, too wet so now have a formal garden with box hedges etc. David planted standard roses in the beds for a splash of colour. A formal garden is as much work as a cottage garden, if not more. In our climate he seems to be out trimming the hedges every couple of weeks. Luckily, you can grow anything in your beautiful part of the World. Kind regards, Deidre.

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swedecollection April 11, 2013 - 6:12 pm

Your Raununculus are just fabulous! The perfect color for what our souls need now waiting for the leaves to return to the trees. Just wish their name was easier to spell!

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