Zinnia have to be one of our favourites. We love their bright zingy colours and their cheerful nature. They are hard working flowers that last well in the vase and each plant produces lots of flowers if looked after carefully.
They are usually at their most productive in the late summer to early autumn, so they often get used with Gladioli, Dahlias, Sunflowers, Cleomes and some of our amazing ornamental grasses.
Perfect for anyone who likes a shot of colour, whether it is as a Get Well gift, a Happy Birthday bouquet or as Thank You flowers for that special someone.
Autumn at My Flower Patch brings a final blaze of warm, rich colours. Be it from the dahlias, or the sunflowers, the last of the zinnias or some stunning rudbeckias.
Seed-heads and seed-pods come alive in the late summer and early Autumn and we love using them to accent our flowers. They bring a textural element to our arrangements and alongside ornamental grasses really set us apart from a more traditional florist.
We also love to use surprise elements like these Artichokes. They bring a sense of fun and texture to a vase, they really are like pieces of sculpture. Some of our Artichokes appeared in a British Flower display at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2014, along with a selection of our flowers, grasses and foliages.
It was Constance Spry who pioneered the use of humble materials such as berries and twigs in flower arrangements. We love to use berries and seedpods in arrangements, it bring some texture and an element of surprise.
The rich hues of Autumn are accented and enhanced by the clever use of berries and seedpods, to add texture and contrast to our arrangements. Giving them a stylish hedgerow feel.
Maybe this style of arrangement would suit a male friend for their birthday. Or as a stylish way to celebrate an anniversary?