Autumn Color Series: Fuchsia

Happy Monday friends! I'm certainly glad that it is Monday and that last week is behind us. We had a fairly traumatic week with some family members needing hospital/emergency care, as well as our dog being hit by a car. All are recovering - which is a great blessing - and I am looking forward to a better week. Today's post is not just color series focused, but I also wanted to show how to arrange an asymmetric piece in a relatively shallow vessel. I continue to see florists using floral foam for these types of arrangements, which I try to avoid given that it contains toxic ingredients and is non-biodegradable. It is certainly easier to use foam, but the same results can be achieved using a kenzan/spiky frog. If you've been using foam, pick up a few kenzans and give it a try. And as always, I love pedestal vases, so here we have yet another pedestal vessel!

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Flowers: fuchsia, dahlia, castor oil fruit, spray rose, coralberry, any type of vine leaves Kiana Underwood /

Place the kenzan in the center of the vessel. Kiana Underwood /

Begin by placing the fuchsia and the vine stems, securing them into the frog, as they are top heavy in a shallow vessel. Kiana Underwood /

Add the castor oil fruit in the center leaning a little to the side. Kiana Underwood /

Add the spray roses throughout the arrangement - front and back as it is a centerpiece and you want to ensure that it looks nice from all directions. Kiana Underwood /

Now, add the dahlias. Kiana Underwood /

Finally, add the coralberry for some lovely texture! Kiana Underwood /


Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood