The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness….after a summer of vibrant greens and bright pops of colour Autumn brings with it an abundance of rich hues; rustic reds, opulent oranges and golden browns.
There is something special and nostalgic about autumn which I love; the turning leaves starting to fall to the ground, the orchards and hedgerows in the surrounding countryside laden with fruits and berries, the need for cosy clothing and layers because the days are getting cooler.
Styling floral displays for autumn gives me the opportunity to include a patchwork of textures, twigs and dried grasses, woolly old-mans-beard and shiny crab apples and rose hips. Fragrance in my designs is still important and might come from dried herbs, lavender or soothing garlands of hops. There is still a good range of seasonal flowers to choose from in autumn, particularly if the weather is kind; dahlias, hydrangeas, cosmos and even some of the garden roses can flower right until the end of October, before any hard frosts knock them back.
I also love to incorporate items like feathers, ornamental gourds and who doesn’t love a pumpkin for a quintessentially autumnal feel?! The containers and props for styling autumn flowers are just as important and I love to combine rich Autumnal colours with shiny metallic, golds, copper and bronze all work brilliantly with the shades of autumn. For a more rustic style I’d tend toward natural wooden trugs and crates.
The autumn season lends itself to events and parties which warm your spirit, gathering friends and family round roaring fires for hearty stews and my favourite, mulled wine. So whether you’re putting on a party for your best friend’s birthday, hosting an intimate autumn feast for your family or going all out for bonfire night get in touch to discuss flowers and styling for your Autumn event. Call me on 07811 138 541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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