Fall Decorating Ideas!

October 21st, 2010 by Mariah

Autumn gardens are filled with the makings for bouquets and arrangements that can be placed outside or, when it turns cooler and the holidays approach, brought inside for a centerpiece. Try an arrangement with the following late-blooming flowers, vegetables, berries, fruits, and leaves:

 

Flowers

 


Sunflowers, asters, dahlias, zinnias, hydrangeas, September flower, sage, autumn bugbane

 

Vegetables and herbs

 


Pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, peppers, winter wheat, dill, sage

 

Berries and fruits

 


Cranberries, beautyberries, nandina, baneberries, porcelain berries, crabapples, blue cohosh berries, apples, pomegranates, mandarin oranges

 

Leaves

 


Colorful leaves from trees such as maple, oak, and magnolia; bushes such as viburnum and burning bush; or vines such as grape leaves and porcelain vine.

Hollow out the pumpkins, gourds, apples, peppers, or squash to create a natural vase for the other items, or cradle the goods in a basket or bowl. You can create a more formal arrangement by using only one type of flower, or combine different flowers, berries, and leaves to create a mixed bouquet in the spirit of the bountiful fall season.