I love Halloween. Not only is it full of mischief and fun, it has a style all its own. As one of the first "events" of the 2016 fall season, Halloween is full of changing color, mystery, and delight. Today, we're talking flowers with a focus on FIVE of the best seasonal blooms for all your spooky arrangements.
|Orange Art Tango Lily|
|Orange Art Tango Lily bouquet featured in Flowers& Magazine|
1. Orange Art Tango Lily
One of my favorite fall flowers is the unique Orange Art Tango Lily
, a wonderfully bold Latvian Asiatic hybrid
featuring saturated orange petals with thick brushstrokes of dark burgundy in the throat. It's a stunning flower by itself, and its dramatic color scheme can work in all styles of autumn-themed bouquets.
The best Halloween colors are warm, saturated, and full of contrast. Sunflowers, of course, are solidly autumn. Their fiery yellow, red, and orange petals paired with giant black, green, and taupe eyes provide a distinctive textural juxtaposition. They're gorgeous, fun, singular, and perfect for Halloween.
Other things to look for in Halloween flowers are texture, unusual shapes, and vibrancy. A perfect example is our line of Bombay Celosia
, which comes in electric hues of orange
, hot pink
, and lime green
. Their brain-like appearance is perfect for Halloween decor, but they can also lend an elegant, inspired feel. According to AIFD designer Walter Fedyshyn, its "velvety texture makes any arrangement look like a work of art."
4. Fall Berries: Rosehips & Hypericum
Continuing on the theme of texture, some excellent autumn berries which provide pops of colors and depth are rosehips
. These focal points are tried-and-true fall favorites and come in a variety of colors to add just the seasonal touch you need.
5. Dark Purple Accents
Dark purple hues, such as burgundy and maroon, resonate with the naturally changing autumnal ambiance. A great example is royal purple cotinus
, whose dark, earthy leaves have a bright red, iridescent edging--it provides a great backdrop to warmer autumnal shades.
Zantedeschia, or z-callas
, also offer a great range of dark maroon and burgundy blooms. They have an incredible vase life, look stunning on their own and also when paired with other autumn favorites such as brassica and bells of Ireland.
Sun Valley's division of hand-crafted bouquet design, Sun Pacific Bouquet
(aka Sun Pac), is answering the call of autumn with the use of some of these fall favorites. Their 2016 Fall Bouquet Collection
features flowers such as warm-hued lilies and sunflowers, backed by seasonal greens and burgundy hypericum and cotinus.
When creating your fall arrangements this year try your hand with some of these five autumnal elements; and of course, do not forget the best part of Halloween bouquets--spooky fun.