Ah, Autumn. The trees change colour, the nights get cooler & the sun starts setting a little earlier. We say goodbye to sticky, stifling heat & hello to nice breezes. Goodbye to hydrangea, hello to hyacinth.
I love to work with the seasons and still squeal with delight when I see new seasonal arrivals at the market. Some beautiful blooms you can expect to see at this time of year include:
Definitely in my top 5 favourite flowers! Dahlias come in so many different colours & shapes and really bring a bit of fun & 'wow' factor to any arrangement. As someone once told me, 'dahlias are here for a good time, not a long time' - unfortunately their vase life isn't as long as other blooms but gosh, while they are in bloom they're just stunning!
This is actually an ancient grain & has been a 'superfood' for humans for thousands of years. It's also a stunning cut flower, with it's beautiful deep red or green colour & striking cascading blooms.
Stock is easily my favourite scented flower - the sweet, spicy fragrance causes many a distraction when working with it because my nose is often buried in it, inhaling that beautiful scent! It comes in an array of lovely pastel & rich colours & looks fantastic in any type of arrangement.
These big blooms rank #1 in my favourites list! They're so bold & beautifully formed and add an instant focal point to anything they're in. Native to South Africa but easily grown in Australian climates, they're often mistaken for Aussie natives. They're also very long lasting, and keep their form when dried.
Other blooms available now include:
- Calla lilies
- Camellia blooms
- Cymbidium orchids
- David Austin roses
- Phalaenopsis Orchids
- Poppies (starting May)
If you were thinking about tying the knot in the Autumn months then you have chosen a great time! Flowers are stunning at this time of year & with the cooler weather theres less stress on your bouquets than there would be in summer.
Happy Autumn flower lovers! 🍂