Halloween is upon us and what a fun way to celebrate then by making a creative floral arrangement. I was inspired by a couple of Sunflowers that had lost their petals. Those pods became head/body of a spider. In the drawer I found some googly eyes and black pipe cleaners. With some hot glue and a pic machine I created a face and some legs. The two spiders are in a bed of blossoms in Halloween colors of orange, greens of mums and kermit poms. To create some fall flare throughout is some thistle and fall leaves. To add a pop of purple I found some shimmery purple tulle in the drawer. But there was one thing missing…it was the prey for the spider. I incorporated a couple of lady bugs for fodder. All this was assembled in a basket of oasis and mixed greenery. This year as Halloween approaches look around and see what fun things you could incorporate into a floral bouquet for some fresh, fun decorations or gift! As your local Florist some help. Happy Halloween!
One of the happy things that happens in the Fall is the Red Rover. This Mum makes quite a statement and will pop out of any bouquet and is real eye catcher. It is on a single stem much like a rose is. The stem is very sturdy which makes it a perfect choice for oasis as well. The blossom itself is quite large and measures around 4″ in diameter. It is loaded with dark burnt reddish petals and the middle is bright yellow. This combination makes it stand out quite nicely in an arrangement. The particular design below feature the Red Rover with more delicate blossoms to offset it’s bold nature. Blossoms like yellow spray roses, lavender alstromeria, white mini carnations and purple stock. Add some greenery and it is a perfect frame for the Red Rover. Since purple and yellow are contrasting colors the bow is a lovely accent. The addition of the orange really brings out the Red in the “Rover”. I like that it is in a white basket because even though it is fall summer is still a bit in the air. Next time you are looking for a long lasting flower in the fall consider the Red Rover. Go see your Local Florist, they would love the help 😉