How to get the best out of Autumn Flowers

We love Autumn, so many exciting opportunities for creating beautiful flower combinations

It is so easy to feel a little sad as the summer slips away but I love the change of seasons and Autumn is no exception. Beautiful mornings with bright, blue skies and many garden favourites still in bloom, such as Dahlias, Japanese Anenomes, Salvia, Verbena, Sunflowers, Rudbeckia, and later flowering Roses.

We can also still source gorgeous Dutch flowers with their extended growing season so if you prefer a softer palette, with a hint of autumn, panic not! There are so many rose varieties available and mixed with autumnal berries and light foliage you can still create informal, romantic designs. 

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What I most love is seeing the changes in the garden and hedgerow. The rosehips form and start to turn ruby red, the ivy produces beautiful berries, the crab apple trees are full of shiny little apples and seed heads develop such as fennel, poppy & lavender. For me this is a wonderful opportunity to create exciting autumnal wedding flowers by adding a little touch of  something special. 

The colour palette shifts in the autumn and it's a perfect opportunity to be a bit braver, head out into the sun and gather all you can to introduce some "sun" into your home for those days that are a little grey and gloomy.

Rich, berry colours punctuated by softer peachy tones and good textural contrast for a lovely autumnal bouquet combining roses, ranunculi, anenomes, veronica & hypericum berries.


A collection of old bottles and bud vases with single stems can look stunning, less really is more for displaying your foraging finds whether it's a garden harvest or a collection of berries, hips and windfall stems from an autumn walk.

A few examples of different autumnal colour palettes. Stronger, bolder colours combined with paler pinks and peaches, can work beautifully, again texture is key to creating a fabulous display.

Fun Autumn flowers in a floral welly!

Try having some fun by using unusual, quirky containers and see what's in your garden, go on, be brave, you can use so much; berries, seed heads, anything to create contrast in colour and texture. That old wooden trough lurking in the greenhouse; an old wine box from that wine club you never admit you're a member of or the Kilner jar you haven't yet filled with chutney; they are all just waiting to be given a new lease of life.

Coral Roses and Autumnal berries in a Vintage wooden box

Miss Piggy roses, Lovely Roccoco spray roses, flowering mint, scabious seed heads, rose hips, brunia & silvery mimosa foliage complimented by the old grey wooden box. 

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If there is a particular floral topic you would like to know more about in future blog posts, please let us know, we would love to hear from you.