We are at that time in the garden when the flowers are giving their best despite the cold nights, and many wet days. Leaves are falling, the garden is ready for its big pre-winter tidy , and the last flowers are making the most of the autumn to shine before the frosts set in.
I like making bouquets in this season. Compared to the lightness of a spring bouquet, or the luxuriance of summer, the autumn bouquet has a diversity and richness that is all its own.
To make this bouquet I picked from the garden:
Dried hydrangea heads
Salvia Purple and Blue
Japanese Maple leaves
To make the bouquet I used an antique urn, with a bowl and wire inside to help the flowers stay in place. I like an autumn bouquet to have tall branches that rise above the heart of the arrangement. That’s when the salvia and the autumn leaves come into their own, their sturdy branches are stronger than the dahlias and they can stand higher.
In case you are wondering which salvias, or sages these are, the deep purple is Salvia Almistad and the paler blue is Salvia Uglinosa.
Voila! I hope you like this bouquet, and that you too are enjoying this autumn season.