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

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