30 October 2014

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 28 - Halloween - Bright Orange Gerberas, Roses and Crab Apples!

This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring some very bright orange Gerberas and roses; a few red Cornus branches and some lovely crab apples - and it's all just for Halloween.

I wanted to inspire to make a Halloween flower arrangement without using any of the more traditional Halloween decorations.  

You'll need:

- 20 stems of bright orange Gerberas
- 15 branches of Cornus
- 7 stems of orange roses
- about 25 - 30 crab apples
- 1 large clear glass jar
- 1 medium sized clear glass jar
- 1 small clear glass jar

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.

I kept the Gerbera stems as long as possible and put them in the large glass jar. I arranged them all facing the same way and I then put all the red Cornus stems behind as a background.

The loose crab apples went in the small glass jar with their little stems still on.

The fabric is a black, white and grey fabric with black trees and ominous black and red birds. 

I put the orange roses in the medium glass jar and tied a copper coloured wired ribbon around the top of the jar as decoration. The ribbon is designed by Jane Means. I'm part of Jane Means' Blogging Team

Here is the story about the roses - they are dyed orange! Yes, chock, horror - not something I would normally do or buy. BUT - I thought: "Well, why not - it's just for fun and it's specially for Halloween!" They also matched the Gerberas and the crab apples perfectly. 

Have a Happy Floral Halloween!

~ xoxo ~


[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Merci de partager avec nous la recette de ces belles compositions florales.
Vos photos sont toujours très agréables à admirer, c'est un véritable plaisir pour les yeux... Elles vous donnent vraiment envie de réaliser de merveilleux bouquets.

Gros bisous ☼

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oj vilket vackert inlägg och fina bilder! Visst blir man GLAD av dessa färger...
Det får nog bli en orange bukett till helgen!
Kram Titti

Frances said...

Orange roses...what a great idea for a Halloween treat, Ingrid. I love the little crab apples giving just the right accent to the composition, too.


Marit Bekkevold Skoglund said...

Love the orange vibrant colour.
A bunch of energy. Like it so much.

Janneke said...

With very different flowers and the crab apples you created a beautiful orange flower decoration.

Jarka Panci said...

Roses, roses.......so beautiful, fantastic colour!

ruma said...


Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.

Greetings and hugs.

Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

angie said...

hallo, ingrid, happy halloween, angie

Lisa Gordon said...

Such a bright and cheerful color, Ingrid, and as always, I love the way you've arranged them.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo.

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