Flower Arranging Using Your Fall Organic Garden Flowers and Vegetables

Green Ideas — By on September 19, 2013 2:14 pm

Debra Prinzing Fall Bouquet (3)Want an all natural and super-green way to decorate your home for fall? How about gathering up the remainder of your fall garden flowers, seed heads, and vegetables to build some incredible arrangements for your front patio or bed stand? If you have an organic garden, like I do, then both the flowers and vegetables you have this fall are chemical free and would rest perfectly on a kitchen counter. Fresh flower arrangements really bring the power of nature forward, so now is the time to enjoy all that freshness before winter hits your neighborhood.

One of my friends, Debra Prinzing, is the gardener-in-the-know when it comes to flower arranging. Her flower arrangements and photos are captivating. Here you see just a few of her gorgeous arrangements (right and top). My favorite is the one to the right that features freshly cut red sunflowers.

While I’m not as brilliant at flower arranging as Debra is, I do like to make the effort for my front porch. Below is a list of my favorite fall plants to make arrangements with:Debra Prinzing Fall Front Door Design

My Fav Fall Arrangement Plants

  1. Bittersweet
  2. Black Eyed Susans
  3. Broccoli
  4. Cattails
  5. Chrysanthemums
  6. Coleus
  7. Corn
  8. Dahlia
  9. Echinacea
  10. Grass
  11. Hosta
  12. Hydrangea
  13. Kale
  14. Millet
  15. Rhubarb
  16. Seed heads of all types
  17. Sunflowers
  18. Swiss Chard

If you need a helping hand in learning how to rediscover the art of flower arranging, you must read Debra Prinzing’s latest book,  Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow, and Farm (St. Lynn’s Press, March). Debra’s book is filled with photographs and ideas to help you arrange the best designs.

Below is a sweet little video from Debra giving you tips on how to arrange flowers at home. Awesome ideas!

Flower Color Theory with Debra Prinzing from debra prinzing on Vimeo.

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