Early Autumn Arrangements

I don't often do single arrangements, but I won't lie, when a lovely gentleman calls you, and asks for a "spectacular" arrangement for his wife on their anniversary, it is hard to say no! So, here is my version of spectacular. With autumn it is so easy to create "knock your socks off" arrangements because the colors and textures available are simply beyond amazing!! As a designer, I am truly in heaven in autumn.

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

This is a little something I put together just for me to enjoy. One of the great things about visiting the flower mart is that I usually have leftovers for myself, and I always take advantage of it and put together a few little things for around the house. Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

The raindrops on my roses this morning were truly a novelty given the serious drought we've been having in California. Early Autumn Arrangements / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Autumn Color Series: Pink

Normally, when one thinks of autumn, pink isn't the first color that comes to mind. But, there are many flowers available in pink right now, so I thought that if I combined them with some peach and orange, I could create an autumnal piece. One of my favorite elements of this arrangement are the lovely currants I was able to find; they lend a unique and unexpected look to the arrangement! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: garden rose, spray rose, rose bud, zinnia, freesia, trailing blue currant, houseplant greens Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin by placing the currant, greens, and the rose buds inside your vase. The rose buds look really pretty bunched together, so I kept them together to one side of the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the spray roses. I have to say, I love spray roses - they are so pretty when fully opened and these also look lovely put together in abundance. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the freesia. Use these to give the arrangement some height and a look of 'disorder'! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Place the zinnia throughout the arrangement for some different shades of pink as well as texture Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Save the garden roses (the focal point of this arrangement) for last. You don't need too many; they are so big and beautiful that three will do. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Take a look at your arrangement and see what else it might need to be aesthetically pleasing to your eye. I decided that I wanted to see more of the currant and another stem of my funky houseplant, so I added some more to the top right. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood