i absolutely LOVE ranuculus. i believe that these little flowers are a complete oxymoron. they both complex and simple, strong and fragile and fleeting and enduring. it amazes me that this little flower can be so many things.
i am always asking my precious husband if we can plant them in the yard. he tells me that they don't grow well in the zone we live in and that even if they did he would not want them in the yard. i told you he think bulbs are fussy, well annuals they shouldn't even exist. my precious husband is a practical man thus believing that annuals are a complete waste of time and more importantly money. believe me, our yard is stunning in the height of summer, when plants, flowers and grasses are at their best, but my precious husband believes that what one pants in their yard should come back year to year, thus saving time and money.
so i will just have to cherish my time with this spring flower for the few weeks a year that wegmans carries it in the flower department.
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