Expanding on yesterday’s theme, I love fruit/veggies and flowers together, especially for fall and winter (not as huge on citrus with bright flowers in the summer for whatever reason). I also really love arrangements that feel seasonal without hitting you over the head with it – sometimes stuff full of acorns, pinecones, pumpkins, cranberries, etc comes on a little strong for me. And lord knows I love Kale and Dahlias…so…imagine my delight when talented San Diego based florist Paula Rae of Rae Florae sent me these photos, from a shoot she did at the local Farmer’s Market with photographer Bryan N Miller.
They’re so splendid- the colors, the textures- all vivid but not harsh, seasonal but subtle about it.
This one was made with Orange Dahlias & Silver Dollar Eucalyptus:
This one, Sunset Sunflowers, Black Callas, & Dried Fiddleheads:
This one, Pink Dahlias & Coxcomb:
And my personal 2 favorites last – funny enough, they’re my two favorite fruits and bouquets! Here we have Mini-Ornamental Kale, Allium Bullets, & Magenta Celosia:
And last but not least, peaches with Garden Eden Spray Roses, Okra Pods, Birch Branchlets, & Green Hydrangea:
And as a bonus, Paula teaches super regular floral design classes – I’m finding so many great ones in San Diego, might have to make a trek! ; ) There is one tomorrow, two in November and two in December, both on weekday evenings and Saturdays. Here’s the flyer – these look like a blast!