Fresh Ideas for the New Year
By September, floral designer Sybil Sylvester has withstood the summer heat and is ready to forage for flowers, leaves, nuts, and berries to use in sumptuous fall arrangements.
This grouping would work from September to Thanksgiving. Use fall foliage along with berry-laden branches and seasonal fruits on the branch and mix them with fall flowers. For the large arrangement, I chose cattails, pomegranate branches, Chinese lantern, crabapples, ornamental peppers, olive branches, dill, pyracantha, and a lotus seedpod. The smaller arrangement contains zinnias, callas, millet, and red-dyed solidago. For a centerpiece, surround the arrangement with seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as artichokes, pomegranates, persimmons, sweet potatoes, onions, and acorn squash.