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Express your "Floral Artistry": 🌸 Learn the secret that changed the way I design with Ranunculus.



I was recently working with a client on her design. She loves flowers, I mean, absolutely LOOOOOVES flowers. In fact, she said if she could be covered in velvety blossoms from head to toe she could. Her favorite flowers were roses and peonies but there was only one problem, she was allergic to the scent.


This is where I introduced her to Ranucullous. With its lush layers of petals, ranunculus can give a similar feel to the look of peonies without the fragrance. Yes, the size of the most common varieties of ranunculus can be smaller but this flower comes in a range of colors



DID YOU KNOW?


These delicate blossoms can be a popular choice for bouquets and floral arrangements but floral designers know one thing that can make using ranunculus challenging. Their stems can sometimes be as fragile as they are graceful.


You see ranunculus, along with other flowers like anemones, can have hollow stems. That's why they are so fragile and can get crushed, split, or even fall apart if you're not careful. This little-known fact can be an issue when it comes to crafting intricate arrangements and dreamy bouquets. No worries fellow floral enthusiasts, I have a pro design tip up my sleeves to help you master the art of working with these stunning blooms! I'm here to share a tried-and-true technique that will have you handling these beauties like a seasoned pro.


The Design Pro Tip: Reinforcing Ranunculus Stems with Floral Wire ✨


By delicately inserting "floral wire" into your ranunculus, you're not only reinforcing its structural integrity but also unlocking some pretty interesting creative possibilities. This simple yet ingenious trick not only adds strength to the stem but also allows for greater flexibility, making it easier to bend and position your blooms in everything from cascading bouquets to whimsical centerpieces.



So, how do you do this floral magic? It's simpler than you might think!





Step 1: Select a vibrant ranunculus bloom that speaks to your soul (trust me, there's no wrong choice here!).


Step 2: Gently insert a thin wire ( ex: unwrapped 22 to 26-gauge floral wire works well) into the hollow stem as close to the blossom as you can. Note: Be careful and keep the wire straight so you don't damage or poke through the stem.


Step 3: Once the wire is securely in place, you'll discover how strong and flexible your ranunculus stem is now! You can creatively bend, move, and arrange the flower with ease.


Having this trick up your sleeve will help you create stunning floral designs that not only showcase the beauty of ranunculus but also give you a little more design freedom. So go ahead, let your creativity bloom! 🌿💐


Stay tuned for more floral insights, design tips, and creative inspiration from Vivid Expressions LLC, where every stem tells a story and every bloom is a work of art. Until next time, happy creating! 🌟

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