Tint and tones of Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving flowersThe tints and tones of Thanksgiving can be lots of fun to find and arrange.

Berried wreathsA bevy of lush autumn berries are used to create these autumn wreaths at the San Francisco Flower Market.

Kumquat wreathsKumquats and pomegranates are strewn on wreaths of boxwood.

Ikebana designAt an Ikebana International presentation chrysanthemums and bittersweet are paired with protea creating a striking autumn arrangement.

'Football' mumsI always think of these as ‘football’ mums.  Remember pictures of them decorating the shoulders of homecoming queens?  Leucadendron, hypericum and mums are topped off by small pears.

Pears and RosesBradford pear branches, pears, Leonaides roses and cotoneaster – all members of the rose family, Roseacea, make this a mono-botanic design.

Hallway at GCAEarlier this autumn in New York, the GCA had designs with a romantic autumn color scheme – accented by pink David Austin roses.  Tiny white pumpkins were used as accents.

Table roses and mumsTable arrangements show the beautiful colors and textures – green centered mums, pink roses, maple leaves with pinkish-brown hydrangeas.

Pumpkins and maple leavesNotice how the maple leaves give this such a sprightly air –  the subtle shapes of the white pumpkins add another texture.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.   Cheers!!

About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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