Yellow, while not the only color in this arrangement, is the star. I simply adore this fall combination, as what's not to love about the combination of bittersweet, viburnum, garden rose, and more for an autumn colored treat?
Bittersweet is lovely, but poisonous. The yellow husks give way to a lovely orange-red fruit.
Flowers: bittersweet, milkweed, euphorbia, branches from maidenhair tree, persimmon, garden rose, viburnum
Begin with the bittersweet. I created a structure for the arrangement by placing the thin branches in my vase and then used it as a base to secure the rest of the flowers.
I try to avoid floral foam as much as possible, and instead try to use the stronger-stemmed varieties to build an interlocking base (almost like a basket frog) in which to secure the other flowers. Yes, it is much easier to put large and asymmetric arrangements together with the foam, but I have found ways to make do without and try to avoid it as much as I possibly can due to the environmental concern.
Place the maidenhair branches. The color and shape of the leaves are really pretty, and I thought they would be an unexpected and unique element.
Now add the viburnum - the glossy look of these berries is so so pretty!
Continue by placing the yellow milkweed (butterfly weed) throughout the vase.
Add the garden rose, making sure that they are visible and that they do not get lost within the arrangement. They are too beautiful to hide!
Add the euphorbia. I used these to add a wild touch to my centerpiece.
The persimmons are added last. Place them where they won't crush the rest of the flowers.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by N. Underwood