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Monday, March 22, 2010

Ranunculus Opened...

We had a wonderful time this last Friday on the Band Field Trip, it was actually a competition with the Symphonic Band earning the Superior Rating in both areas!!!

The long awaited for Ranunculus Buds finally opened. They look like a cross between roses and poppies to me...what do you think?
The colors are very bright and can be seen from way across the yard.

I have several others that are in bud mode, one plant with 5 buds on it.
Just as exciting I saw the first Ladybug of the season on one of my Cornflower buds.


Today I am Thankful to be celebrating our Middle Medium Kid's 14th Birthday!


Evelyn Howard said...

Beautiful blooms, I do see a cross between rose and poppy. Happy Birthday to Middle Medium Kid :)

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Those are nice. I might need to find me some. They look like peony poppies to me.

Dorothy said...

Hi Darla,
In the thumbnail, I thought it was a rose! Very pretty! So jealous that you are so far ahead of us:) I would dearly love to tour your yard while it's in full bloom! May you have the strength and energy to do all you want to do this summer.

tina said...

So glad you had a good time! I was just thinking of your ranunculus this weekend when I saw them in a catalog. Awesome!

Dani said...

Happy 14th Birthday!!

Susie said...

They do look like a cross between poppies and roses. They are really pretty Darla.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful. I can only wait a few more weeks before I see my first blooms in my yard.

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow Darla that really is a beautiful flower. It does look like the poppy to me. I know you were thrilled to find it in bloom.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Darla, those are wonderful! I grew Ranunculus one year and just loved them. Seeing yours makes me want them again. Are they hardy for you? They aren't here.

Their papery-thin petals all stacked and layered like that always remind me of phyllo pastry. LOL.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Happy Birthday MMK!!! The bloom isn't what I expected. It looks almost like a small, very double poppy. Very pretty.

Lynn said...

How beautiful, you have to love spring!!! Have a great week!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: So very cool, what a great flower. Loved the ladybug.

Julie said...

These Ranunculus are quite possibly the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen!!! I'm not sure I've ever seen them before. I think they are prettier than roses and gosh, just about any other of this type bud. WOW! I am seriously in love.

George said...

Happy birthday to the Middle Medium Kid and congratulations on the Superior ratings. Your ranunculus are beautiful. We have yet to see any lady bugs up here.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Congratulations to the band! I remember how much fun band competition was, always like it better than solo & ensemble contest.
I'm drooling over your Ranunculus. I've become smitten with them this year. I especially like the color of the first one.

Gail said...

I think they are beautiful! I saw orange and yellow ones at the Chicago Botanical Garden and thought they were perfectly lovely. gail

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla they are gorgeous. I love all of the petals packed up together.So pretty!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh.My.Goodness Darla, it is more beautiful then I ever expected!
I've been waiting for it to bloom here on your blog-It's the next best thing to having it in my backyard!
Thanks so much for sharing it!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Happy Birthday to your Medium Middle Kid...

Your Ranunculus is gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see some color here--but today, we have snow and cold and dreary weather!!!! Yuk!


Wendy @ Muck About said...

Like a Spanish dancer's skirts...

Noelle said...

I was at the nursery yesterday and saw many ranunculus still tight within their buds and I thought of yours. Thank you for posting their beautiful blooms.

Dave said...

I definitely agree, they do look like a cross between roses and poppies. Nice!

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Darla ~ Such beautiful florals they are ... Happy birthday to MMK.

Happy spring.
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

Tootsie said...

those are super pretty Darla...never seen one blooming! hugs to you lady...hope you are having a great day!

imac said...

Wonderful Darla.

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Birthday middle medium kid.

Jean said...

Love them! Jean

sweet bay said...

The Ranunculus is beautiful. It looks like a cross between a poppy and a rose to me too.

Dar said...

Ranunculus...beautiful flowers. They are so vivid in color. I want some. Love the strength they portray.

Happy 14th to your youngster...impressionable age


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Congrats to your daughter and her band! That's very exciting!
The flowers look so pretty, they do remind me of a rose/poppy combo.

BGgarden said...

I just have to say .... WOW!
Great blooms you shared here.
Bren at the BGgarden

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I don't think those grow here. They do remind me of poppies and roses. The colors also remind me of moss rose.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I forgot to say congratulations on your ladybug siting.

As always, your header photo is awesome.

Teresa said...

Oh I think I'm gonna have to get some of those ranunculus! How pretty! It is so nice to see things blooming again. Happy days are here again!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Glad to hear you had a fun time on the field trip.
I agree, the Ranuculus do look like a cross. Pretty. Maybe they should be called Posies. Or maybe that's where that word came from. tee hee

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