I have really enjoyed arranging this week using brightly coloured autumn blooms and foraged seasonal branches gathered on my daily dog walks.
Found these little beauties on my way home from a dog walk, £1 a bunch such a beautiful bargain! I just bought the Zinnias as I still have some Dahlias, Cosmos and Rudbeckia flowers blooming in the garden.
This arrangement really made me happy. I love foraging for wild ingredients to turn into something delicious in the kitchen or using them in a natural arrangement. I also love foraging/hunting in the local charity and second hand shops for little glass vases and coming across this fantastic tray along the way was a real find! The simple use of these autumn flowers looked so stunning in the vases and the Sweet Chestnuts and Beechnuts scattered on the tray just pulled this autumn themed arrangement into something really beautiful.
Branches of sweet Chestnut, Beech, Oak, Rose Hips and Crab Apples, simply lovely! An easy autumn hedgerow arrangement with instant impact.
I love Nasturtiums, they seem to glow in the garden calling out to be used in cooking and flower arranging. Their petals are edible and brighten up any salad when scattered on the top or tossed through. Their leaves are also edible and you will love them if you like robust mustardy flavoured salad leaves, but they are strong so use them in moderation. The young seed pod of the nasturtium is also edible and you can pickle them and use them as you would a caper.
You can’t get any easier than this. Nasturtium stems cut to their natural length, popped into a small contrasting coloured vase in this case purple and a few Rosemary single stems sitting in little clear vintage bottles. I found the clear bottles on E Bay, they were smaller than I thought they were going to be, but I still love all their different shapes and sizes.