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Autumn Flowers and Pumpkin Vase Pairing

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Autumn flowers and pumpkin vase pairing

Whether you have a ceramic pumpkin vase or you enjoy hollowing out a real pumpkin to use as a vase for your autumn flowers, they are wonderfully versatile. Pumpkin carving might be popular for Halloween but pumpkins are popular for the entire autumn season. Here are some ideas to help you fill your pumpkin vase with the ideal blooms.

Water or floral foam

Before you start shopping for autumn flowers, you will need to decide weather you would like to arrange them in water or using floral foam. If your ceramic vase does not absorb water or leak, you can fill it with water. If you don't like the idea of filling it with water, you can use floral foam with a plastic tray. Alternatively, you can place a plastic or glass bowl inside the vase to hold the water and your flowers.

Fresh or silk flowers

This is another choice that really comes down to personal preference. If you want to keep your autumn flowers on display for the duration of the season, you might like to invest in quality silk flowers. This way, you only need to clean them and store them appropriately when not in use.

Types of flowers

The types of autumn flowers that you use is extremely important. The most important aspect is their colour. Orange blooms are popular around this time of year. That said, if you are using a pumpkin, you will need to make sure that there is some sort of break between the vase and flowers. This can be done with foliage. Dark green foliage is ideal and you can place a layer around the base of the arrangement. This ensures that there is a kind of green row between the two orange elements in the display. You can also add foliage here and there in between your blooms. As for the types of flowers, chrysanthemums, carnations, roses and lilies are all popular choices. Ask your florist about their seasonal blooms and advice if you are unsure.

Displaying autumn flowers in a pumpkin vase can really transform a room and brighten it up. No matter how dull your outdoor surroundings might be, you can still keep your home warm and welcoming with the right blooms.

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