Autumn Color Series: Yellow

Yellow, while not the only color in this arrangement, is the star. I simply adore this fall combination, as what's not to love about the combination of bittersweet, viburnum, garden rose, and more for an autumn colored treat? Kiana Underwood /

Bittersweet is lovely, but poisonous. The yellow husks give way to a lovely orange-red fruit. Kiana Underwood /

Flowers: bittersweet, milkweed, euphorbia, branches from maidenhair tree, persimmon, garden rose, viburnum Kiana Underwood /

Begin with the bittersweet. I created a structure for the arrangement by placing the thin branches in my vase and then used it as a base to secure the rest of the flowers.

I try to avoid floral foam as much as possible, and instead try to use the stronger-stemmed varieties to build an interlocking base (almost like a basket frog) in which to secure the other flowers. Yes, it is much easier to put large and asymmetric arrangements together with the foam, but I have found ways to make do without and try to avoid it as much as I possibly can due to the environmental concern. Kiana Underwood /

Place the maidenhair branches. The color and shape of the leaves are really pretty, and I thought they would be an unexpected and unique element. Kiana Underwood /

Now add the viburnum - the glossy look of these berries is so so pretty! Kiana Underwood /

Continue by placing the yellow milkweed (butterfly weed) throughout the vase. Kiana Underwood /

Add the garden rose, making sure that they are visible and that they do not get lost within the arrangement. They are too beautiful to hide! Kiana Underwood /

Add the euphorbia. I used these to add a wild touch to my centerpiece. Kiana Underwood /

The persimmons are added last. Place them where they won't crush the rest of the flowers. Kiana Underwood /


Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood