This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend - I'm featuring some autumn flowers from my garden and some Chrysanthemums from the farmers market.
I had a few Chrysanthemums left over from a previous project - they were still going strong, looking good and not at all ready to go on the compost heap.
So I decided to try to find something in my own garden to combine them with. I found some Sedum in a dark, rich maroon colour, a few pink little flowers from the ground-cover Heuchera and some fluffy seed heads from the lovely grass Miscanthus.
- 3 stems of Sedum
- 3-5 multi-stemmed light coloured Chrysanthemums
- 3 stems of Heuchera flowers
- 6 stems of Miscanthus grass
- a medium sized vase or container with maybe a coloured detail that picks up some colour in the arrangement - in this case I have used a vintage milk jug with a brown stripe across the middle
- a small light coloured jar or container
- a few vintage books
For conditioning the flowers - you'll also need:
- florists snippers or scissors
- a florist bucket
As always - condition the flowers by removing any leaves that would end up below the water line in the vase. Cut the stems at an angle - to increase water absorption. Put in a clean container with tepid water and leave in a cool place over night or at least a few hours before making the final arrangement.
Start off with the larger Sedum flowers - cut the stems so that the flowers are resting on the edge of the container. Cut some of the Chrysanthemums the same length - so they also rest on the edge and others a bit longer to go in the middle of the arrangement. Then feed the thin stems of the Heuchera flowers and the grasses evenly throughout the arrangement to give a bit of height and movement.
Make up a second small arrangement in the smaller vase using the offcuts from the multi-stemmed Chrysanthemums and give the small arrangement a more prominent raised position by putting it on a few books.
A quick, easy and seasonal arrangement for no extra cost at all. Brilliant!
Have a lovely Floral Friday and a Happy Weekend!
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]