White Lotus

Happy November friends! I honestly can't believe it is November, I mean we were just on summer vacation! It is always amazing just how quickly time flies when things are busy, and with a business, three kids with school and activities, and various other miscellaneous things, the year has zipped along at breakneck speed. I have had my eye on lotus for some time now, so when I saw that this Australian variety was available, I didn't waste any time. The lotus, along with the candy cane tulips with some gardenia added, were both eye candy as well as beautifully aromatic. It is amazing what beauty you can achieve by simply adding some different textures and shades of color together in a vessel!

Flowers: lotus, passion, ranunculus, rose, tulip, silene, gardenia, flannel, hydrangea, tweedia White Lotus / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

White Lotus / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

White Lotus / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Autumn Color Series: Green

Green is another color that is readily available in a lot of different shades and textures at the flower mart in autumn (and all year long). Whenever olive branches are available, I'm the number one customer, as I love them. Olive branches combined with the beautiful green carnations and roses make for a very green, but beautiful arrangement. You could use an arrangement like this for a St. Patrick's day party too! Note: Neither blue nor green are my favorite primary colors for design, but I wanted to include them in this color series so that you could get a sense for what is possible.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers: Bupleurum, carnation, spray rose, olive, lotus, amaranthus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Begin with the olive branches. They look so pretty hanging against the white vase! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the lady's mantle. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the amaranthus to one side of the vase. They add a lovely draped look. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Start filling the vase with the spray roses and carnations. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And finally, add the lotus so that it does not get lost with the rest of the greens. These have such an interesting shape and texture, don't they? Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood