Flowers for Halloweenby Stephen Rittner on October 25, 2016 at 2:52 am
The ancient Celts called it Samhain. It was believed that the dead and fairy folk could cross over into our world at that time. It was very scary in a world that lacked modern scientific sophistication. Halloween’s origins were obviously much more somber than our current celebration of the holiday.
Today’s Halloween is a festive time, where adults join the young in enjoying trick or treating, ghosts, spiders, witches and things that go bump in the night. Flowers can play a major role in creating an atmosphere and shaping space. There are so many fun ways to celebrate Halloween with flowers.
You can never go wrong with a witch. Hydrangea and berries bubble up in this delightful witch’s caldron. What a great conversation piece for an entry area, bay window or living room.
Smaller floral art pieces work quite well on your counter or side board. They also perk up your office desk.
Another small piece with big impact is the bud vase. Decorate it with a “potion” label. Display just one, or better yet, multiples in groupings on sideboards, coffee tables or mantels.
The pumpkin is a traditional favorite, either alone or carved as a Jack O Lantern. Ask your florist to create a floral design in a keepsake ceramic pumpkin. If you carve your own pumpkin, place a liner inside before filling it with flowers.
Unusual florals are festive for Halloween. Banksia, pincushion protea, and kiwi accompany this gargoyle and exude an exotic flair.
Ask your florist to fill a candy bowl with seasonal flowers, and display it as a centerpiece or on a coffee table.
Consider a little humor in your Halloween florals. Well, perhaps not so humorous for this witch.
Celebrate Halloween with your favorite seasonal flowers, holiday themes and symbols.
Tell me about the spook-tac-ular Halloween flowers you’ve seen.