7 October 2010

Autumn Flower Arranging


I visited the Royal Horticultural Society London Flower Show with my friend yesterday.
It was a riot of autumn colour. Pumpkins in all kinds of shapes and beautiful colours. Apples i all shades of red, yellow and green. Shiny peppers in orange, green, red, purple and yellow. Dahlias, Asters, Chrysanthemums and autumn foliage in huge amounts.

My favorite was a stall created by the National Association of Flower Arrangement Society.
I usually don't like overly complicated flower arrangements but I did like this one. What impressed me was the mixture of flowers, foliage, berries, seed heads, fruit and branches. These arrangements were incredible in their abundance of vibrant colours, texture, form and contrast. 

20 comments:

Country Hill said...

Vilket underbart arrangemang helt underbara färger, känns lite höstlikt och ändå inte!
Ha det gott!
Kram Lena

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

LOVELY :)
Håkan

Zuzu said...

It's so gorgeous! I couldn't create something like this myself, but I can certainly appreciate it!
:)
Zuzu

lisa said...

Gorgeous shot, and this must have been a photographer's dream trip!!!

Henrietta said...

I would want to be in that event.Sounds wonderful, fireworks with flowers,love it.

NinaH said...

Waooo! Lovely!

Charlotte said...

Supervacker bukett med maffiga färger.... Tycker att man ibland vill ha det så enkelt som möjligt och ibland vill man vräka på..... Skönt att kunna variera sig....

kram Charlotte

Fru C said...

Åh vad jag blir nostalgisk när jag ser japanska lyktor....längesen...

AnnA said...

Åh, vilka läckra färger! I min smak!
Ha det gott!
hälsn
AnnA

Frances said...

Oh, I would also have loved to visit this show. Almost got there about ten years ago.

Your photo has wonderful color harmonies, and the shapes and textures of the petals and leaves really find a complex way to connect to each other.

It's a lovely mix!

Funny to see roses in October, but even on my New York street, I see some roses still in bloom in front of a beautiful brownstone house. These rosebushes have been putting on a remarkable show since May.

xo

colores said...

I wish I could vist it someday!!!

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

I would love to go to a flower show...but here they are in spring or summer...never in autumn....
the arrangement is very nice, like the comination...
Have a great weekend my friend,
best wishes,
Sanne

Georgianna said...

Yes, love this one, Ingrid. The colors and unexpected combination really give it impact. How lucky you get to attend these wonderful shows! Thank you for sharing. xo – g

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, I agree with you that this arrangement is very pretty and has a lovely combination of colours and textures. It has a wonderful spotaneity to it which I like and very much prefer to the stiff arrangements so often seen in florists.

Lucrecer said...

That arrangement is lovely.

a house mouse said...

I am jealous, sounds like fun!

jacqueline said...

Dearest Ingrid, i am loving this arrangement and the flowers are gorgeous! Such a wonderful inspiring fall colors! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Melissa said...

I love autumn and all of it's beauty that it offers. The colors remind me of warmth and a time to reap and harvest.

Design Elements said...

beautiful...

invokingcreativity said...

That's a beautiful shot! Flower shows offer such an abundance of photographic opportunities!