Fall flowers, native cheer, easy.
Native fall gardens offer an abundance of nature to fill your home. Whether you choose a single small branch from a shrub or tree with fall color to place in a vase or an armload of flowers, bringing a bit of the outdoors in is one of fall's small but lovely rewards.
Any flower gathered in a bunch always makes an eye catching bouquet and oh so easy! As if we need another reason to plant the native cultivar, heuchera 'Autumn Bride' (Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride'), this perennial is still sending up fresh flowers. A combination of fresh and almost past blooms gathered in late October create a delightful and long lasting bouquet reminiscent of both blooms of summer and seed heads of fall.
Single Color Palettes
Choosing flowers from the same color family also makes for easy arranging. White wood asters (Eurybia divaricata), narrow leaf mountain mint (Pycanthemum tenuifolium), boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) and a few pieces of maypop vine (Passiflora incarnata) create layers of white and green that will be fairly long lasting.
Choosing yellows at this time of year would work too!
Hues of lavender combine readily. Aster 'October Blue Skies' (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) and obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana) are just one of the lavender combinations you can find blooming now. Adding blue mist flower (Conoclinium coelestinum) is another possibility.
If you have a moment, grab your pruners and cut something that captures an element of fall that speaks to you for your indoor space. Adding more sunshine to your home is always a good thing!
Happy Fall Gardening.