Roses in autumn arrangements
Making the perfect autumn bouquet largely depends on choosing the right flowers and the right colours. In most cases, we seek out our favourite seasonal flowers. However, this does not mean that you are strictly limited to seasonal blooms. There are a number of flowers that are so popular, that they are in stock at your local florist throughout the year. Roses are the perfect of example of flowers that florists always have on hand.
Roses can be used in autumn flower displays provided you choose the right colours. They can be displayed on their own or you can mix them with other types of flowers and foliage. Some colours to consider include dark red, deep purple, rusty orange, mustard yellow, and there are even some bicolour varieties that look wonderful in these arrangements.
If you would like to group your roses with other types of flowers and foliage to make the perfect autumn bunch, there are plenty of options. Carnations are excellent for texture and volume. They are also available in several suitable colours including orange. Yellow solidago will also add a lovely touch as will ruscus. Alstroemeria is another great choice and the orange variety is particularly appealing. Make sure that you select several different colours to ensure variety. Lush dark green foliage like the colour of rose leaves are perfect for autumn displays.
Once you have selected your flowers to group with your roses, it’s time to select the perfect vase. For autumn arrangements, you should choose a vase that will suit the colour scheme. Suitable colours include dark green, rusty orange, and earthy colours. If you choose to use a clay or ceramic container, you might want to place another waterproof holder inside to ensure that the water does not spill. If you want to arrange your flowers in floral foam, make sure that you soak the foam thoroughly first. Roses need a fair amount of water which means that you need to check on the moisture levels of the foam every day and add more water when necessary.