Fall Color Inspiration
Fall flower arrangements are rich and bold with stylish garden texture.
This bold fall flower arrangement was for a special event this weekend.
I seem to gravitate toward rich bold colors in the fall.
The dogwood trees are beginning to wane, but before leaving us for a short time they show off their multi-toned leaves.
The colors I see in fall dogwood leaves are crimson, orange, purple, lime, and yellow.
The Little Black Dress
Antique hydrangea, lilies, and deep tangerine celosia create the little black dress of this arrangement.
Accessories are a tiny flower alstromeria, dogwood branches and
we later added aging limelight hydrangeas from the client’s garden.
If you still have limelight or mophead hydrangeas in your garden, snip a few stems to enjoy in an arrangement alone
or escorted by lilies, roses, magnolia, and pyracantha (accessories!)…
Practice, practice, practice
So, with a few good stems and a sturdy container, a big bold fall flower arrangement is completely doable.
This is the client’s gorgeous pottery urn.
Perfect for fall.
A glass vase filled with cool water and a few cubes of ice is
dropped into the urn.
These gorgeous HUGE antique hydrangea stems are criss crossed in the cool water.
The stems here were purchased specifically for this occasion, but if you have mophead hydrangeas
aging in the garden go ahead and cut them!!
Give fresh cut hydrangeas just a couple inches of water and do not refill.
We added some extra green hydrangea stems for support.
Eye popping rich purple/burgundy lily stems are placed between the criss crossed hydrangea stems.
You may purchase the big ticket stems at the market or wholesale florist, but you can grab accessories from your garden.
Accessories include clippings of dogwood branches. road side goldenrod stems, pampas plumes, jasmine or honeysuckle vines. These garden trinkets add your special touch to flower arranging.
We added one more blast of color by adding screamy tangerine celosia stems to the fall flower arrangement.
Zoom in on this fabric,
It’s a shade darker/tan than in this photo.
I am gravitating toward sheer linens and heavier frayed edge linen these days.
My burlap tendencies are still there, but with this rustic container, the more elegant fabric gave it an edge.
I would love to see what you are grabbing from the garden/landscape to bring fall into your arranging.