Posts Tagged ‘Fall/Autumn’

Thumbnail Photo

Through the years, we have become accustomed to a wide range of florals not only for specific holidays but for the seasons as well. There are wonderful flowers, containers, colors and symbols that definitely say “Winter” or “Christmas” or “Springtime” or “Easter.” But what about those few weeks that border the change of holidays, the temporal boundaries between fall and winter, winter and spring, spring and summer, and summer and fall?

Certainly we can, and should, enjoy flowers at these times as well. And there are some wonderful botanicals and materials that we can enjoy during these transitional periods. We call these kinds of floral designing, “Trans-Seasonal” floral art.

Here is a great example of a summer/fall trans-seasonal arrangement. The mixture of dahlias, stocks, sunflowers, and lilies is visually interesting and appealing. Red Maple foliage adds to the mixture of textures and visual interest. And yes, those are garlic scapes. Don’t they add a cool effect to this trans-seasonal floral design?

Trans-Seasonal Floral Design - Summer into Fall — Photo Courtesy The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Read More

Thumbnail Photo

Homecoming Couple - — Floral design by Joyce Mason-Monheim, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, AzMFWith autumn comes football, bonfires and homecoming. These traditions have been passed down for years. The presentation of the Homecoming royalty with a king and queen, the hometown parades and of course the dances have all withstood the test of time. So with all of this tradition, how do you choose flowers that make your total look epic?

It’s all about fashion and applying the newest trends to those traditions. Fashion drives the colors, the themes and the accessories of homecoming and prom. The fall chill may be in the air, but no keeping warm with the trendy style of shorter cocktail dresses. These dresses have unique shoulders with cutouts, asymmetrical lines and the retro halter style necklines. Now apply sequins, layers of lace or tulle, and you can add fun and creativity with floral adornments.

These homecoming party dresses might be a two-piece midriff style, show textural embellishments or be the traditional long formal gown. They are available in wide varieties of floral prints, sheer fabrics, lace and illusion in just about any color palette that complements your taste. Created especially for you in colors that complement you best, from reds and blues to pastel shades of pink and lavender, and of course the traditional black. Read More

Thumbnail Photo

Flowers and Plants Share Happiness Year-round

by Brian Wheat on November 27, 2015 at 6:45 am

Flowers Equal Happiness — Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center in Lafayette, ColoradoAs the fall season slips and slides into winter and the bright colors of spring are a distant faded memory, we should embrace the changing seasons. Gardening, landscaping, houseplants, flowers on the table, are lifestyles for most folks, not passing fads. Finding a way to surround yourself and your family and friends with the impact of color, fragrance, textures and style is important to one’s self-being. We already know flowers have a direct correlation with happiness; the art of giving has its just rewards.

Florists are spoiled rotten by getting to enjoy beautiful flowers daily. Even in the depth of winter and gloomy overcast days, we get flowers and plants shipped to our shops, thus, we are spoiled. I’m not complaining, I’m bragging, but I want to share the enjoyment of flowers and plants with others who deserve that happiness as well. You can achieve it; reward yourself and those around you for a job well done and other life achievements. Read More

Thumbnail Photo

Turkeys and Cornucopia

by Stephen Rittner on November 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Two major symbols for Thanksgiving are Turkeys and Cornucopia. It is amazing and fun to combine these symbols with flowers for wonderful floral designs for the holiday.

T&C1 — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

T&C2—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston Read More

Thumbnail Photo

Top Trending Palettes for Thanksgiving

by Leanne Kesler on November 16, 2015 at 7:02 am

Thanksgiving-Table---Leanne-and-David-Kesler,-Floral-Design-Institute,-IncThe seasons have changed, and it is time to decorate for autumn and Thanksgiving. How do I begin? For me, it is a hands-on, tactile process.  I open the cupboard and pull out all the linens and lay them out. I gather autumn leaves, pods and cones and start playing. A walk through the woods or through the city park will bring inspiration … crimson, orange and golden leaves fallen to the ground … vibrant purple kale and gorgeous green gourds beckon and tease … pumpkins in the traditional orange plus white, peach, coral and green are mounded at the farmers market. There is such a plethora of color in the transitional season of autumn, it is hard to narrow the focus and choose a favorite color scheme.

Autumn 2015 brings an eclectic collection of color palettes to choose from. Each celebrates the season in a unique and beautiful way. Your professional florist has sourced the most fabulous flowers to enhance your home and Thanksgiving table. Flowers, pods, cones, berries and leaves with so many textures and colors. What goes with what? Mix and match — you get to decide. Read More