October has arrived and we are officially a few weeks into autumn. Although we have waved goodbye to summer favourites such as Peonies and Sweet Peas, autumn is a beautiful time of year for seasonal flowers, berries and fruits. Here are a few of our top picks.
Autumn is often associated with Turning Hydrangeas, but a wide variety are in fact still available. It’s also a good time of year to purchase Hydrangeas as they’re slightly cheaper now that we are past the height of their season. To learn more about Hydrangeas read our recent guide which features all sorts of top tips.
Dahlias come in a wonderful array of shapes, sizes and colours (but never blue or black). Whilst some are as large as 10 inches in diameter, others are just a few inches or less. Dahlias are easy to care for once in a vase, but their heads can snap easily so be careful when handling them.
Tom Pearce Chrysanthemums
A beautiful autumn flower, the Tom Pearce Chrysanthemum is easy to recognise with its curved petals in red and gold. These seasonal shades make it ideal for creating floral arrangements with a distinctly autumn feel.
We usually stick to seasonal flowers in our guides but this time we thought we’d include a few other seasonal delights. You may remember walking past Snowberry bushes as a child and popping the berries. A lovely addition to autumnal bouquets and arrangements, they can be found in both pink and white. White Snowberries feature in our Peachy Perfection bouquet which you’ll find in the online shop.
Crab apples are another autumnal fruit that you can add to arrangements of seasonal flowers. Closely related to common apples, the fruits are smaller and closer in size to berries. If you fancy your hand at cooking with them then take a look at this crab apple jelly recipe from the BBC.
For more autumnal flowers follow along on Instagram where we share seasonal flowers and arrangements each day.