From a floral point of view, Autumn is wonderful, the change in season gives us a riot of colours across the spectrum, you are utterly spoilt for choice. Orange, yellow, brown, peach, green, amber all appearing out of the gloomy morning, with the autumnal vibe just bursting out.
Please note that we also sell this stems separately, so in the case of particular stems becoming unavailable at the time, our in house florists will advise you as to an exchange suitable for the arrangement.
2 x 19849 Single Autumn Fern Stem
2 x 19848 Single Green Fern Leaf
1 x 19057 Forsythia
4 x 19577 Silver Bell Autumn Eucalyptus
2 x 19561 Brown Hypericum Berry Spray
1 x 19740 Peach Peony Rose
3 x 20113 Purple Tulip
1 x 19555 Autumn Cream Alstroemeria Lily Spray
3 x 19556 Chocolate Alstroemeria Lily Spray
1 x 19033 Yellow Fashion Peony
1 x 19416 Metallic Dipped Large Planter (Vase)
1 x Ball of Chicken Wire ( Not included)
Chicken wire is a fantastic, environmentally friendly, way of creating a nest at the bottom of your vase to help position stems as you build your arrangement. Depending on how much structure you want you can create a tight or loose ball.
I began building with the fern stems, using longer at the back, and shorter at the front. I cut some of the fern fronds to create a shorter stem overall. I also screwed them up to create a wilder look.
Add the three stems of autumn eucalyptus and you will quickly see your ‘nest’ forming as these are quite leafy items. Twist and separate the forsythia and add off centre. Then add in the hypericum. I remove the leaves from these to remove the green element. You can now begin to add the flowers, creating height at the back and using shorter stems at the front. Again, I remove the leaves from all the flowers. Twist and bend the stems to create natural movement.