When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve demoted our “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirts to pajama status and (maybe) consumed our last pint of green-tinted beer.
How do we say Happy St. Patty’s Day now that we’re #adulting? With flowers, of course!
We know flowers aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of the color green, but we’re head over heels for these pon pon ranunculus! These blooms are so full and fluffy we think they don’t need a thing to complete their look - save for the most amazing, cereal-studded chocolate bar from our friends at Compartés.
We’ve shipped your blooms, bud vase and treat wrapped up for safekeeping! Please check out our care video below, or you can follow the instructions below to get your pot of gold blooming in no time!
- Unwrap all of the elements in your box. Remove the bag and bubble wrap from your vase and unwrap your ranunculus bundle. Remove the rubber band, flower food back, plastic bag, foam wrap and piper wrap - discard/recycle all except the flower food.
- Next up, empty the flower food into the vase and fill it approximately 3/4 full with cold tap water.
- Time to make like a Farmgirl and get arranging! For our signature look, we like to stagger the height of each ranunculus! One stem at a time, place in the vase to get a sense of height, trim to your liking and then replace in the vessel. We like to start from the outside and then work our way to the interior.
- As you place more ad more of the stems, you will create a criss-cross effect in the bottom of the vase. Think of this as the structure to hold the blooms in the middle in place!
- Remember, stagger, stagger, stagger! For the most organic, “I got picked like this” feel, mix it up! These girls should be sisters, not twins. Pro Tip: Measure twice, cut once! You can always cut more but you can’t grow it back.
- Final touches! Rearrange and trim stems to your liking! You’re the designer - make it your own!
- Kick your feet up and open that chocolate bar! To help your ranunculus live their best life, keep your arrangement out of direct sunlight and away from warm spots (like by a heater vent). Daily trims and water refreshes will also keep your blooms looking beautiful!