October 20, 2010
Fall Floral Arrangements
Posted by Kevin Sharkey
With the weather turning colder and the last of summer’s flowers having succumbed to wind and rain, it’s a great time to focus on indoor flower arrangements.
Autumn styles are so crisp and fresh and the season’s colors are bright and comforting. It is such an enjoyable season, so why not surround yourself with the colors and spirit of fall.
There is no need to change all of your décor, instead create a color palette with fall colors and do some simple decorating involving different flowers.
Take a look at these photos of fantastic autumn floral arrangements that have been in previous Martha Stewart Living issues. They would be perfect for your casual dinner table or even for your dining room’s Thanksgiving feast in November.
1 A white-pumpkin shell becomes the vase for an arrangement of roses, daffodils, ranunculuses, calla lilies, tulips, and hypericum berries in fall colors.
2 The Fall Fireworks Arrangement was in last month's October 2010 issue.
3 Rose Hip Arrangement: After the flowers have faded, jewel-hued rose hips -- the fruit of a rose plant -- carry the beauty of the garden into fall.
4 Dutch Floral Display: Take a cue from classic Dutch painters and create a floral display that's as captivating as an early-17th-century still life.
5 Mum Arrangement: In the first weeks of fall, brisk air and frequent showers invigorate late-blooming chrysanthemums.
6 Mum and Rose Hips Arrangement: Pale-yellow 'Ginger' and orange 'Gold Strike' mums are made livelier by crimson dahlias; clusters of ruby-red rose hips gleam like jewels between the flowers. As a centerpiece, the display sets a cheerful tone for a weekend brunch.
7 Orange and Red Arrangement: A collar of chrysanthemums in the same autumnal tone as the cast-iron urn provides a tidy transition between the container and the native Australian blooms, which can be ordered year-found from a florist.
8 Artichoke Arrangement: This waxen, globed vegetable is more appropriate than you might think for an arrangement, considering the edible head of an artichoke is actually an immature flower. Purple ones with long stems may be specially ordered through a florist.
9 This Fall Branch Arrangement shows-off the popular bright autumn colors.
10 Mums are easy flowers to find -- your local market, garden center, or florist should have them.
11 A floral arrangement becomes positively frightening when covered in creepy cobwebs.
12 Pomegranates, red viburnum berries, tulips, roses, ranunculus, and a bronzy-green magnolia-leaf wreath are all used to create the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece.
13 You can enhance a flower arrangement by placing a framed mirror underneath.
14 This basket contains an array of cymbidium orchids, seeded eucalyptus, and leaves of Brandfor pear trees.
15 "House On The Hudson" was a feature in our September issue in 2001 -- the multi-colored leaf branches add gorgeous autumn colors to the room.
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