Autumn is the season when nature's colours change from fresh green to flaming orange and scarlet. The wind is blowing and a cool breeze stirs the house and lifts our spirits. It's the most magnificent feeling when we curl up indoors, switch on the heating, and perhaps even light the fire for the first time in months. At this time of year, the smell of wet paths evokes wonderfully nostalgic memories. Even the rain pattering on the window panes can't dampen our spirits. Instead, it succeeds in making us smile. When the clouds finally part, golden rays of sunshine creep across the kitchen floor and fill the shortening days with warm, glowing light. Let's be honest here: autumn isn’t a season, it’s a state of mind.
It's time to settle down into autumn. To make it easy for you, we’ve curated a selection of floral tips to help you feel, smell and taste all the best bits of the season.
CLASSIC AUTUMN FLOWERS
Some flowers are synonymous with autumn: think chrysanthemums, asters and rosehips. But you should also take a closer look at Veronica, Hypericum, Crocosmia and Scabiosa — they're the unsung stars of the season. Discover all the flowers linked with this time of year in guide to classic autumn flowers.
FLORAL CRAFT PROJECTS
As we slowly move our lives back indoors from summer parks and gardens, it’s important to make our homes feel welcoming and cosy. Decorate bathrooms and bedrooms with flowers in impromptu vases, and give your home a fragrance boost with a home-made room spray, filled with the last of the summer roses. To preserve the colours of the season into November, have a go at drying a flower bouquet on a door frame.
AUTUMN IN A VASE
Perhaps you will be creating a gorgeously refined flower arrangement this season, or maybe your bold nature means you'll choose a bunch of statement flowers. Whatever your personal preference, we have a bouquet idea for you. Create it yourself with our how-to guide or ask a florist to give you a hand.
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