These tiny orange ranunculus remind me of poppies. They share that vivid color and those tissue-thin petals, all in diminutive size. So sweet! When I first brought them home, I plunked them in a pitcher.
Before long, the weight of the blooms started to bend the stems, some so severely that no water could get through and they started to wilt. I recut the stems, snipping off the kinked ones. Some of those ended up very short. I didn’t want to toss them; the flowers still looked gorgeous. I made a centerpiece with them instead of throwing them away.
Fast forward a few more days. The pitcher population was dwindling and the stems needed another cut. So this time I transferred the bouquet to a wooden vase that looks larger than it is. The water reservoir is a removable plastic insert. It was the perfect size for my remaining bunch.
I love having flowers in my apartment. I do all I can to make them last! Do you have any tricks for prolonging your enjoyment of fresh flowers? Someday I’ll have a garden and I’ll bring in a new bouquet often. For now it’s geraniums on the balcony….