Spring Flowers in the March 2018 Flower Agenda!
The origin of ranunculus, anemone and Leucospermum
Ranunculus originally comes all the way from Central Asia. By a roundabout route the flower finally ended up in Europe, where it was given its official name: Ranunculus. The anemone originates from southern Europe and Asia. The South African Leucospermum originally grew on rocky slopes on the coasts in the south-west of the Cape of Good Hope.
Shapes and colours
The ranunculus comes in white, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple. Although originally orange, Leucospermum now also comes in ochre, lemon and a reddish colour. You can buy anemones in white, pink, red to violet and blue. There are around 120 varieties. Some have a single row of petals, others have more.
Care tips for customers
These care tips will enable consumers to enjoy their Spring flowers for even longer:
- Use a clean vase and fill it with fresh water.
- Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.
- Trim the stems diagonally with a clean and sharp knife or secateurs.
- Place the flowers in a cool spot away from the fruit bowl and not in the sun.
- Replaced the water once every three days in order to enjoy your bouquet for as long as possible.
Symbolism of Spring flowers
Spring flowers ranunculus, anemone and Leucospermum are bursting with symbolism, from pride and vanity through to expectation, consideration and honesty. Plenty of options for giving someone a real surprise.
Bouquet recipe with Spring flowers
Close your eyes and picture the season of Spring. Which colours do you use? To really capture the feeling of Spring in a vase, it’s a good idea to use colours like orange, blue, purple and white. With so much colour, the vase doesn’t need very much else. A tall, cylindrical vase is contemporary, helps to elevate the your flowers and offers enough room for the large number of stems.
What you need:
- Briza (quaking grass)
- Fern leaf