Category Archives: Autumn Flowers

Using Foliage as Fillers for Flower Bouquets

One thing you learn very quickly as a online florist is that you never deal with just flowers. There’s so much to  creating, presenting and delivering the perfect floral bouquet.

As the seasons change, so do the range of available flowers and plants. As an experienced floral arranger you need to adapt and work with the available materials that you have to hand.

One of the most important floral accessories is foliage. Foliage is used to bulk out a stunning bouquet of flowers and it also provides contract for everything else. Again your available foliage is going to be different in Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.

If you have the capacity in terms of time and available room you could look into growing your own foliage from seed. Grasses and grains can make excellent choices for foliage and are also relatively easy to grow yourself. Cress and millet are two popular types of foliage. There is also nothing to stop you from adding in herbs that can also compliment and enhance the fragrance of your chosen flowers.

You can really experiment with your herbs and flowers to find combinations that bring out the best in each other for that sweet smelling bouquet that the receiver can’t get enough of. This is one thing you learn very fast as a Internet florist, how the flowers look is a big part of success but if you can play on the sense of smell your bouquets will turn a lot more heads.

Foliage can really add character to your floral bouquets. Tall, wispy grasses placed strategically within your bouquet can really do wonders for its visual appeal.

Some of the most popular foliage that you can take advantage of for your arrangements are Green Bells, Bupleurum, Euphorbia and Honeywort.

Euphorbia is one of the easiest plants to use for your foliage requirements. It can be used in many different ways and can compliment any floral bouquet with ease. Just be cautious when you harvest your Euphorbia as the sap can irritate some peoples skin.

Mint is another foliage favourite of hours. Who doesn’t like the smell of mint? Mint is such a fresh, fragrant smell that easily reminds you of nature. Another great advantage of mint is that it’s easy to grow and is usually available during the colder months.

The Perfect Wedding Flowers – How Do You Choose?

It’s official! You are now engaged and have set a date to be married! How exciting! Then you realise the extent of all the planning that you must do including choosing your Autumn wedding flowers! You never really knew just how much planing was involved until now. All you want to do is scream!

One of the biggest decisions is going to centre around your wedding flowers. You will want to of made decision in other areas before you can really decide on what flowers you will require for your wedding day.

So before you even think about your flowers you may want to have already made decisions on the following:

  • Wedding dress style and colour
  • Wedding accessories – headwear, shoes, bag etc
  • Church and reception venue
  • Number of guests
  • Colour and style of bridesmaid dresses
  • Number of Bridesmaids

Without making decisions on the above is going to make it extremely difficult for you to decide on what flowers you will need for your wedding day.

Now this is your special day and one you don’t want to hold back on. It is always beneficial to have a budget but having said that you don’t want to be creatively subdued by money. You want this day to be as close to a fairytale as possible.

Another important to factor that relates to the choosing of your flowers is going to be the data and time of year that you will get married. Choosing seasonal flowers is going to not only make it easier to obtain flowers but can also enhance your wedding’s aesthetic appeal.

Most online florists like ourselves with be able to create you a stunning floral bouquet consisting of seasonal flowers for Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.

The colour shades you choose will be dictated by the time of year and the colour of your wedding theme.

When you sit down with your partner to discus your flower choices it may help to get some understanding of the special meanings of flowers. You may decide upon a flower that has specific meaning to your relationship and each other.

There is a lot to think about and we wish you all the happiness, love and joy that you deserve!

Stunning Flower Colours at Autumn Time

Most of us love the Summer. Long days, the heat, the suntan and late nights relaxing in the garden. Trouble is after a lot of heat and no rain the colour can seem to fade from the country. It can feel quite bare and colourless but having some bright beautiful flowers delivered can make all the difference and brighten up yours or someone else’s day.

The Autumn can be such a beautiful month. One that starts to bring some colour back to the planet. The golds, deep orange and reds give off a calming and peaceful look. It is probably our favourite time of the year for us here at Flowers By Post. Our shop is stocked with such vibrant colours from the plants and flowers we stock.

Here are some of our Autumn favourites.

  • Red Oak Leaves
  • Kniphofia
  • Viburnam Compactum
  • Red Naomi Roses
  • Physalis
  • Helenium
  • Sanguisorbra

Some of these flowers not only shine radiant beautiful colours but there very makeup and anatomical structures are also very unique and interesting.

We’ve always found that the more unique you can be with your colours and the look and feel of your plants, flower arrangements and bouquets the more the impact they have on the receiver. The rich Autumn colours are always going to make a stunning impact and are such a unique gift to send a friend, partner, lover or spouse to brighten up their feelings after a drab, colourless Summer!

Have a look in our Autumn selection. Take our recommendations and design your very own unique and stunning bouquet. It will soon be time for the Christmas period and the vibrant deep reds and golds that are set off with holly and ivy. So make the most of the Autumn golds, yellows, greens and oranges before the Winter sets in and nature once again lays itself bare and drab with all of the lovely colours disappearing again until the Spring time.