Flower Ideas from the Experts
Add a punch to your Thanksgiving floral arrangements by incorporating some of these ideas from Florists:
Use a variety of textures and bold, warm colors.
Take advantage of the season for arrangements that are rich, colorful, and stunning. Use Dahlias and Roses to add deep, classic hues to your arrangement. Hydrangeas with their lovely antique tones also complement the bolder and more intense hues.
Show Thanksgiving bounty by going dramatic.
Autumn offers staples like many types of Eucalyptus, Snapdragons, Sage, Dahlia, Celosia, and Verbena. It also brings earthy tones with harvests like Cattails, Chocolate Cosmos, Flowering Kale, Curly Willow, Birch Branches and edible or ornamental Chili Peppers.
You can use several elements from this yield to add a natural, dramatic flair to your centerpiece and evoke gratitude for bountiful harvests.
Add Autumn fruit.
Why not incorporate favorite fall elements into your arrangement? An arrangement that pairs luxuriant garden roses with pomegranits, persimmons, dates, and forsythia branches would be lovely! The simple palette will make the textures and colors pop.
Roses always look beautiful in an arrangement. Put in an unexpected twist by adding sweet silvery-gray Brunia Berries and bright red McIntosh Apples in the arrangement.
Use fragrant Herbs.
Make your arrangement a little different by adding herbs into the blend.
Mint, Rosemary and Thyme are beautiful fillers. They will also make the arrangement more interesting with their lovely scents.
Use green plants.
If you want to go for something that is not traditional, you can use a mix of green plants and put them in metal containers. Pull the arrangement together by using lanterns or candles at your Thanksgiving table for a warm and festive glow.
Make something unique.
Mixing and matching colors and textures will create a unique centerpiece for Thanksgiving.
For example, use two-toned red-orange Roses, amber Mums, red Cymbidium and Mokara orchids, and green Antique Hydrangeas in an arrangement. Spruce up this Thanksgiving centerpiece with some branches for a unique flair. The combination of colors, textures, and flowers that people don’t normally put together creates a welcome refreshing element of surprise.
Make a rosy palette.
Highlight the beauty of Roses in your arrangement.
If you want to achieve an ombré effect, you can use apricot-colored Roses with Mums and Alstroemeria – and round off the effect with some matching colorful Foliage.
Why not carve an Autumn vase from a Pumpkin? Any number of flowers suggested above would make an interesting centerpiece for your holiday table. Add a little height and drama by incorporating some twigs.
Use a lot of color.
Make a colorful bouquet out of Ferns, Billy Balls, and Ranunculus. Set off the bountiful colors by using a white pumpkin as a neutral vase.
Think outside the box.
Stay away from conventional flower vases or containers. You can use non-traditional flowers and arrange them in a copper champagne bucket for a unique look that people are sure to notice.
Use Nigella, Thistle, Brunia, Oak, and other seasonal items to really make a textured statement. Give your arrangement an edge by adding Anemones, Caraluna Garden Roses, and Vanda orchids – items that are not usually identified with the Thanksgiving season. The arrangement will feel luxuriant and seasonal – but will also look beautifully edgy. You can use black or colorful taper candles to make your tablescape even more stunning and dramatic.
Take a look at the bountiful flowers at Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts. The wide selection will guarantee that you won’t run short of inspired ideas for your Thanksgiving floral arrangements.