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September Newsletter: Discover Fall Treasures

Discover Fall Treasures In Flowers

Discover Fall Treasures

Labor Day, the traditional signal for the end of summer, has passed, and the autumnal equinox is just around the corner. Soon summer’s warm breezes will yield to the nippy gusts of fall, and the vibrant green leaves adorning every tree will explode into yellows, oranges and reds, signaling an imminent descent to the grass below. The chill touch of autumn is coming, and with it, the beautiful flowers of fall!

These colorful blooms, chrysanthemums, asters, sunflowers, snapdragons and many more combine to offer florists a colorful palette with which to paint their floral portraits. Search for motivation in the infinite swirl of opportunities, receive inspiration in nature’s gorgeous exhibition and be roused by the swift changing of the season.

There are a world of treasures to be found this fall. Where will you find yours?

Best Reasons To Send Flowers In September

Summer is starting to wind down and fall begins this month. So it is last hurrahs and back to school. Cold rainy days will be be here before you know it so make every day count!

  • Grandparents Day (September 8th) – This is a day to celebrate the love and kindness that only grandparents give.
  • First Day of Autumn (September 22nd) – It will officially be fall and what better way to get ready for fuzzy scarf weather, turning leaves and hot chocolate cravings than to send someone a gorgeous fall bouquet.
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day (September 29th) – This is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.
  • September Birthdays – For all those fall babies out there, the flower of the month is the lovely aster in so many colors like pink, red, white, lilac and mauve.

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Sending Fall Flower Arrangements

All fall flower arrangements shown below are real arrangements that were created and delivered by real local florists all across the country and Canada.

Early fall flower arrangement by Trigs Floral & Home in Minocqua, WI

Early fall flower arrangement by Trigs Floral & Home in Minocqua, WI

The colors of fall are so striking and magnificent, it’s easy to see why autumn is many people’s favorite season. The deep reds, the rustic browns, the sunset orange — fall is such a beautiful season. Why not enjoy the beauty of fall indoors as well as out? It’s easy with your local florist!

Fall arrangement by Buds & Blossoms, Edgewood MD

Fall arrangement by Buds & Blossoms, Edgewood MD

Fall flowers offer a little pick-me-up for all to enjoy. Think about working hard all day at your desk, wouldn’t it be better with a beautiful arrangement of fall flowers to brighten up your week?

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The Colors of Fall – Trends for 2012

Possibly the most beautiful season of all, the colors of autumn are something we look forward to all year. The rustic reds, dusty oranges, and saffron yellows tantalize our senses like no other hues. However, it’s often the POP of accent color that takes everyone by surprise.

Last year, a washed-denim blue was a popular favorite. It was everywhere you would see fall color — wedding flowers, fashion trends, and especially home decor. This fall, blue is back but in even more colors and shades. You will also see a lot of unexpected colors, such as: lime greens, purples, magentas and other jewel tones.

2012 Fall Flower Color Trends

Let’s take a look at a few fashion-inspired color palettes you can use for your fall flowers and decorating.
(4Florists: Create and promote designs using these trendy colors and you’ll do more than turn a few heads this fall!)

Early Fall - Fall color trends Contemporary Autumn Flowers

Early Fall

The colors of early fall give re-energize us and get us excited for the season to come. In the color palette above, you see an abundance of bright greens and yellows, just like the first stages of the changing leaves. Pops of rusty brown and burgundy really make this color scheme a big trend for the season.

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Mumkin Pumpkin – Fall Decor

Mumpkin Pumpkin Photo

During Halloween, jack-o-lanterns are on doorsteps everywhere! While pumpkins are typically used for Halloween, they are also great for fall and Thanksgiving decor! (Just without the faces.)

We spotted this adorable pumpkin decor idea and had to share: Mumkins! You know we love it because it mixes chrysanthemums with this iconic Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving symbol.

Creating a mumkin is easy!

  • Step 1: Use an awl or ice pick to poke holes, approximately 1/2″ apart, around the entire pumpkin.
  • Step 2: Cut blooms with 2″ to 3″ stems off the plants. Strip leaves from the stems. (Larger pumpkins will need around 120 blooms to completely cover them; smaller pumpkins need about 100 blooms.)
  • Step 3: Stick blooms in the holes. The moisture from the pumpkin flesh will keep your “mumkin” looking good for 3 to 4 days.

Create mumkins out of several sized pumpkins for great table decor.

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Fall–The Garden’s Grand Finale

Fall is my garden’s grand finale, the last big hurrah of color before the long hibernation of winter. As the multitude of green hues of spring and summer fade, leaves begin to change color with the crisp cool air and sunny shortened days.

The fall season showcases plants in a rich palette of jewel tones—deep regal purples, pale lavenders, rich russet reds, the punch of orange, velvety maroons, sunny yellows and amber-like golds.

Fall blooms tend to last the longer, too, in both the garden and in bouquets—an added bonus to late season gardening! Try adding some of these plants below to bring jewel tones to your own garden. Many work beautifully as cut flowers for stunning bouquets that can bring the season indoors.

Helichrysum Bracteatum (Strawflower)Strawflowers (Helichrysum Bracteatum)


Strawflowers (Helichrysum Bracteatum) are “everlasting” annual flowers that can also be dried for winter bouquets. Hardy up to frost, they prefer sun to partial shade and are drought-tolerant. Native to Australia, where they grow as wildflowers, they come in a wide range of hues: yellow, orange, red, rose, white and pink, as well as this two-tone variety.


One of my favorite flowers to grow and photograph is the perennial Spiderwort (Tradescantia x Andersoniana). These unusual three-petaled flowers grow in clusters and work as excellent filler flowers in arrangements. Other varieties include ‘Snow Cap’ (pure white), ‘Valor’ (deep purple-red), and ‘Concorde Grape’ (deep violet).

The original Spiderwort species, an easy-care favorite in country gardens, is Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana). It is one of the longest bloomers in my garden—putting on a show from June until fall. Spiderwort prefers full sun or very light shade for the most prolific blooming. It can be also grown indoors as a houseplant.

Tradescantia x andersoniana (Spiderwort)
Spiderwort (Tradescantia x Andersoniana)

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Feeling Fall-ish?

Fall is the wonderful transition from the sizzling summer to ice cold winter; the time when the weather is just perfect. It’s almost like a second spring that’s even more beautiful: with flowers blooming and colorful trees turning their autumn colors. Overall, it’s just a wonderful season to be celebrated while it lasts.

Fall HistoryFall Flowers

Before the 16th century, harvest was the term used to refer to the season. However, as more people moved away from farming to living in towns, the word harvest lost its reference and came to refer to only the actual activity of reaping, and autumn, as well as fall, began to replace it as a reference to the season. Although we do not call it harvest anymore, we still use many references from harvesting in our fall decor: cornucopias, wheat, gourds and pumpkins, corn, hay, etc.

Why We Love Fall

Fall is arguably the favorite of all seasons. Everyone loves the colors of fall and seasonal decor during this time is a MUST in most homes. You will see hay, pumpkins scarecrows as yard decor all season. Some of our favorite holiday parties happen during fall: Halloween & Thanksgiving. Halloween pumpkin carving is a favorite fall activity that dates back to the 1700s and Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the bounty of fall. American Football also gets everyone together for a party. Long fall nights are made for spending time indoors with family and friends.
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The Rustic Spirit of Fall Through Flowers

The look this fall is: Rustic Chic

Fall Wedding Bouquet TrendsAnd with fall right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking Autumn colors! You want your rustic-themed bouquets and flower arrangements to look effortless, chic and natural. Organic colors will blend perfectly into your fall wedding.

  • Dark reds
  • Deep yellows
  • Burnt oranges
  • Deep purples
  • Sage greens

Add The Spirit of Fall To Your Wedding Ceremony

Think about all of the things that make the fall season so memorable and unique:

  • pumpkins,
  • rustic vines
  • figs
  • moss
  • cornucopia
  • berries
  • grass
  • different colored leaves
  • acorns
  • twigs
  • holiday ribbon

Using the above fall accessories, you can create an organic, chic rustic-themed bouquet. These simple, easy to find accessories will compliment any wedding ceremony. Textures make a huge impact and by creating a floral design with these alternative accessories you are sure to express your creative spark in more ways than one!

Your local florist can create the prefect wedding bouquet for you. Or if weddings aren’t on your horizon, opt for a beautiful arrangement of fall flowers instead! Same principles apply!

For more wedding photos, visit our sister site Wedding & Party Network’s galleries.

The bouquet featuring orange lilies was created by Floral Design & Home Decor in Coeur D Alene, ID

Favorite Flower Arrangement of the Month: September

Flowers for September

Fall Treasures – September Flower Arrangement

I know it’s not fall yet, but almost is! Fall Treasures (pictured above) mixes the brightness and sunshine of summer with the warm palette of autumn, which is why it’s perfect for September!

Although this beautiful flower arrangement is perfect for any occasion, there are many great holidays in September you might consider sending it for:

Good Neighbor Day is September 7thSend flowers to your neighbor to brighten their week!

National Grandparent’s Day is September 11thGrandma & Grandpa would LOVE to have this array of cheery flowers!

The first day of autumn is September 23rdNothing says fall like the warm colors of autumn; this design is a festive way to celebrate the changing seasons!

So if you need to send flowers in September, remember the Fall Treasures flower arrangement for big smiles every time.

FSN’s Favorite Flower Arrangement For November

Thanksgiving Day Cornucopia

Thanksgiving Day Cornucopia

There’s no way to pick a November favorite without picking this gorgeous Thanksgiving cornucopia filled with fresh fall flowers, feathers and wheat. FSN’s Earth’s Abundance arrangement is the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece to complete your festive feast this year.

Just imagine this beauty sitting in the center of your Thanksgiving dinner buffet table. As family members pass by filling their plates with holiday yummies, they won’t be able to take their eyes off of it’s radiant fall flowers. This arrangement instantly creates the classic Thanksgiving Day atmosphere.

Contact your local florist today and order the Earth’s Abundance cornucopia to complete your Thanksgiving decorations.

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New Fall Color Trends For Floral Design

Fall Pin Cushion

Upcoming color trends for the 2010 fall season are all about using new and exciting colors. Now, I know what you’re thinking… falls colors have been the same forEVER! Reds, oranges, yellows, browns… Don’t get me wrong, those are very fun colors to use, but this year add in accent colors like lime green, magenta, or orange cream.

Check out these great palettes, get inspired and start planning your fall season!

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