Simple Autumn Vase Arrangement

Nothing can change a house to a home like flowers, and the Autumn palette is so inviting and cozy. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a stunning foam-free design in a brass pot that is lush, fabulous and full of Fall color. This textural arrangement is sure to warm up any setting. Enjoy!

Video Transcription 

A simple vase arrangement, full, lush, and fabulous, foam free. Let's get started. I'll show you how it's done. 

The mechanics, the easiest ever. I just filled the vessel with fresh water mixed with flour food, then using foliage, going to put in a nest that will support everything. Vine maple, oh so wonderful. Breaking it down into smaller, giving it a jagged edge because that way it drinks better. Removing any foliage that'll be in the water, letting it just fall into place. Again, jagged edge and tucking and letting it weave from side to side. Then I can go back and use the masterpiece, cutting it down just a bit, and then breaking it to get that jagged edge, placing that down in, and then repeat that with additional foliage. And just for a little bit of interest, even adding in some Israeli ruscus so that it's not all autumn hued. I get just a bit of green as an under story. 

Once you have that nest, then you can start just adding in your blooms, little bit of dyed solidaster letting it come out, blending in, enhancing that autumn color palette. Some beautiful red spray roses. So intense in color. Radiating through that central binding point, and you can see everything stays right in place because it's supported by the foliage. Coming in with some cottage yarrow. Then for a luxurious touch, even a few orchids, but using them low around the base so that they're deep enough into the water and still show. 

To finish, just adding in the bit of hypericum, tucking it in between the blooms gives a nice little glowing brightness and a bit of texture. Repeating, making sure that you bring it around to all sides, front and back so that you don't end up one sided and coming back with some kangaroo paw. Such an interesting bloom. Giving it a cut, breaking it off. So that one's not going to work. Try another one here. Breaking it down, giving it a cut, and then just setting it right down in and repeating up through the center so that it gives a bit more texture at the top, finding the perfect hole to weave it into, and then continuing on with more hypericum and more kangaroo paw. 

The recipe, I started with that base nest of vine maple and Israeli ruscus. Then I worked in 10s 10 spray roses, 10 Mokara orchids and 10 hypericum. Then I did five of the dyed solid aster, a full bunch of the cottage yarrow, and then a full bunch of the kangaroo paws to finish it off. 

Autumn flowers are so fabulous, and they work so well in a simple vase arrangement. You'll find more creative inspiration at the website Flower School .com. You have questions, you can reach us through there, but now it's your turn. Gather your favorite autumn blooms and make a simple vase arrangement that is actually fabulous. Be sure to take a picture, post it on social media and hashtag Floral Design Institute. That way we all can see what you do as you do something you love.

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    Fresh Flower Food Individual Pack 10 ounce tub
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    Crowning Glory Individual Pack 32 ounce spray bottle
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    Quick Dip Individual Pack One Pint