Ash of The Byrd Collective here with this week’s dose of floral inspiration, and today it’s all about my favorite flower in the world. Although it may sound strange, I fell in love with ranunculus about 16 years ago.  My heart skipped a beat when I first laid eyes on the delicious layers of petals that made up this stunning bloom. The evidence of my total adoration? I eventually gave eternal gratitude to this flower by having a blush version tattooed on my ankle.  The ranunculus is, simply put, my happy place.  I try to showcase her as often as I can, usually standing tall above the rest of the flowers in my arrangements. For this look, my client wanted red roses, which I combined with hydrangea, lilac, Juliet garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace, anemones, bush ivy…and I must say, the ranunculus steals the show, peaking out above it all. Keep reading for more eye candy!

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    Sophee | February 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    So glad to see you posting! Love the flowers… beautiful as always!

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    ash | February 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    thanks sweet sophee!

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    Heather | February 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful arrangement! Next time I go to the Flower District, I’ll definitely pick up some ranunculus.

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    Melissa | February 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I have a bouquet of ranunculus sitting next to me right now, and completely share your love for them. They’re so full and beautiful, but dainty at the same time…and don’t get me started on the beautiful variety of colors! Thanks for sharing your awesome work.

    • ash | March 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you Melissa. So glad you share my love for this amazing flower!

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    Plain & Fancy Living | February 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

    These flowers are so gorgeous and perfect. I wish I could come to Texas and take a class with Ash! I pinned these beautiful pics to inspire me to practice at home. Simply beautiful.

    Amy R.
    {plain & fancy living}

    • ash | March 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Amy- When will we meet you? I feel as if we are already friends. Come to Texas and I will host a flower school!

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    Lee | February 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Ooooh I love that apricot rose. I am a professional artist and paint large linen canvases of flowers in oils, that Rose is inspring me, do you have any other shots of it without the leaf in the front?

    By the way I love your blog and am an ardent follower now.


    • Camille Styles | February 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Your work sounds amazing! Unfort that’s the only shot I have of the rose… sorry! SO excited to have you as a new reader! xo

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    Sierra | February 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I too love Ranunculus…and Ash’s work. I can’t wait to work with you for my wedding this fall!!

    • ash | March 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      I was just thinking of you! I can’t wait to work with you either!

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    renee | March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

    ranunculus (ranunculi??) are among my favorite blooms! beautiful arrangement!

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