Garden Bounty

Happy monday! Last week was simply MAD! All week I was consumed with all things floral as I was prepping for weddings and events, so there was little time left to even breathe, let alone do a blog post. Last Sunday (before all the madness began) I worked on my garden and harvested some very beautiful things. As it happened, we were invited to a friend's house for dinner, so I did an arrangement to take over. It was a hit, the hosts absolutely loved it, and we had a fabulous time. I made this lovely autumn centerpiece using a number of ingredients from the backyard garden combined with some orchids from the flower mart. It is amazing to see how much loveliness can come from a relatively small garden...enough to make something spectacular!

Flowers: hollyhock, rose, orchid, dahlia, apple Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Garden Bounty / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Starring...Fruits

The apple tree behind our back fence has a couple of large branches poking over into my back yard, so I decided that it looked too beautiful not to use in an arrangement. I checked out some of the rest of the goodies in our garden and was inspired to make these two arrangements to show you how really beautiful fruits can be in floral arrangements. I hope that you too can get inspired to look in your backyards for some wonderful flowers to play with - you'll be amazed at what variety you can come up with!

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Flowers:

grape, apple, hydrangea, garden rose, caladium

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood