Cut flowers can be expensive and on top of that maybe they are flown half way across the world.
Farmers Markets can be a solution to obtaining cheaper and locally grown flowers.
In my area of London there are a few Farmers Markets that I am exploring.
The choice is obviously limited and not the same as in a florist shop.
In the last few weeks I have bought bunches of Chrysanthemums from the local market.
In the arrangement in the photographs are two Chrysanthemums.
One dark burgundy coloured and the other is a very light pink one with a dark centre that matches the darker. I have mixed in as 'greenery' a few branches of Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'. It is an amazing shrub that has beautiful dark foliage.