sometime around now, i get my sister a whole lot of flowers for her birthday.  i'm never in massachusetts on the exact date but am there usually a few weeks before or after with the best early spring product i can find in the market.  this year, she requested blush anemones.  i could have just bought those, but i'm sort of a flower-shopaholic.  i played along a little bit with a lighter color palette (above), but i soon went from blush to bright with a ton of foliage thrown in there -- sword fern, spirea, penny cress, camellia foliage and salal leaves.  and those pleated, cupcake holder looking flowers?  ranunculus from japan!