Flower spotlight: sunflowers in fall arrangements

Flower spotlight: sunflowers in fall arrangements

Sunflowers may be staples of summer because of their bright yellow color and large round shape resembling the sun, but they also work beautifully in fall floral arrangements. 

Rusty reds, rich chocolate browns, and golden yellows seem to be the official colors of fall. Why? Because those warm tones are everywhere we look when the leaves start to fall, the days get shorter, and those puffy jackets get pulled out of storage to make their official pre-winter debut.

For fall arrangements, pair sunflowers with warmer tones, as opposed to the brighter pops of purples and pinks that are more reminiscent of the summer months. We love a good rustic arrangement. That old silver milk canister from your grandma’s kitchen would look lovely with some deep red sunflowers, orange gerbera daisies, yellow spray roses, and some sprigs of ming fern to add a little whimsy. It’s okay if the can is a little tarnished — that just adds to the charm!

Hammered copper containers are a great choice for fall arrangements with their warm metallic sheen and fun texture. Fill it with red hypericum berries, purple sage, and yellow solidago for a beautifully chaotic centerpiece. Surround that with golden spider mums, salal, white dahlias, and mini sunflowers in shallow containers or bowls as sweet-smelling, pretty accent pieces.

If you have a crafty spirit, create a unique arrangement using pumpkins. Simply hollow out the pumpkins or gourds of your choice and fill them with fun floral-like red standard roses, mini red sunflowers, yellow chrysanthemums, and fresh greenery. For an extra special touch, paint or carve them first! 

If you still need some fall floral inspiration for your next gathering, be sure to stop by our shop and speak with one of our experienced floral designers!


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