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!

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