Autumn provides an abundance of flowers and foliage with large Chrysanthemum blooms in a gorgeous palette of golds, oranges and reds, hazel toned foliage and an abundance of berries.  There is plenty to choose from.  Don't ignore chrysanths; mass the small headed varieties together, make the most of the stunning hydrangea now available (and at the best price).  Go foraging - bark, nuts, berries all go to make a very unique design.     Gourds, pumpkins, cucumis - have a look what you can find!

Want to try?

This could be made as a handtied and put in a vase or as a posy arrangement in oasis - Chrysanths, Rudbeckia (but you could use berries), roses and ivy.  Note, create a collar of foliage, there is very little foliage between the flowers.  


Varieties to look out for in Autumn

Brassica - big cabbage heads

Gladioli - late summer bloomer and easy to find

Chrysanthemums - Autumn is their prime season 

Hydrangea - gorgeous large heads

Sunflowers - yes, they are available all Autumn

Bull Rushes - add to arrangements for a real statement

Anigozanthos - otherwise known as Kangaroo Paw

Physalis - orange bells

Dahlias - vibrant colours mix well with Autumn tones

Rosehip - just gorgeous!

Sedum - wonderful filler

There is so much to Autumn that we embrace as florists as the change in season and new varieties allows to get creative and try out new ideas!

September 03, 2015 — Sarah Wright

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