The Humble Chrysanthemum
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!