When Apple Met Dahlia

Happy Friday everyone! I have to be honest, I have completely lost track of the days while on my epic road trip with my family. In a way, I think it's good, considering the fact that I am sort of a workaholic when I am at home. In any event, this trip has forced me to stay away from my real world for a while. While it has been an amazing adventure, I am really starting to miss my work and home (and dog). Just before we left, I did this arrangement with apples and bright colors. I love the purple and orange, and combined with the light green apple branches I feel they really have great harmony. I don't think peonies will be at the market when I get back, but I know dahlias are still going full force, and I am looking forward to using them.

I know I have been slacking on the blogging lately, but I will be back with a lovely Humans with Bouquets post on Monday!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: dahlia, pokeweed, scabiosa, lisianthus, euphorbia, milkweed, sweet pea, hyacinth, garden rose, apple branches Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I used a floral frog for this arrangement, as I wanted the apple branches to stay secured in the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I started with the apple branches, then added the pokeweed, euphorbia, and dahlias. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood

Unique Vessels: Funky Pitcher

I don't usually do two "Unique Vessels" posts in a week - but I just couldn't resist with this one. When I saw this funky looking pitcher at my local Anthro store, I knew that I wanted to do an arrangement in it (of course, it was an added bonus that it was on sale too!). My garden has been producing some amazing dahlias this year, so these lovely huge pink ones are the stars of this bright and colorful DIY! Have an amazing weekend!

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: dahlia, hollyhock, apple branches, hydrangea, and garden rose (I think that hollyhock is absolutely lovely, and when I saw it at the flower mart, I knew it was a rare find since I hadn't seen them there before) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin with the heaviest item - the apple branches Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the hollyhock (or any other similar flower) on the opposite side of the apples to create asymmetry Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Continue by adding the garden roses; make sure that they don't get lost in the arrangement Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add just a couple of branches of the hydrangea. This hydrangea is one of my favorites because it has a very delicate look Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And some additional garden roses Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And finally - the stars of the arrangement - these huge pink dahlias Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood Pacifica Dinnerware pitcher available at Anthropologie