This Autumn Bouquet arranged for ‘In a Vase Monday,’ was created using flowers from my garden and hedgerows surrounding a park near my home. Flowers featured: Sedum, Celosia, Mexican Sage, Zinnias, Honeysuckle, Milkweed pods, and Dandelion Poufs. The harmony of colors ranges from the Espresso Brown of the Sedum to the bright orange tones of the zinnia. Purple seems to be a popular Halloween shade and was a good addition to the bouquet.
“Already the dandelions are changed into vanishing ghosts.”- Celia Thaxter
The spooky quote by Celia Thaxter seemed doubly appropriate for Halloween and the bedraggled appearance of one of my Dandelion poufs.
The other was still in good shape when I came upon it. Both are included in my bouquet, their weak stems supported within the twisted rows of the Celosia.
I was surprised to find a stem of honeysuckle in bloom, out of season, but very welcome in the cooler days of Autumn.
“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” —Robert Brault