The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

Autumn 2017 How-to


Autumn Foliage and Seed Heads

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create your own distinctive arrangement.

Provided by Claire Roberts.

You will need:

  • A small piece of floral foam
  • A plant pot saucer
  • Pot tape
  • A glass dish
  • A variety of of garden foliages in differing forms - line, rounds and transitional
Step 1
Step 2

Use a small plant pot saucer with wet floral foam taped in. Place on top of a glass jar to give space below the arrangement.

Cut 2 pieces of phormium leaf at an angle and place towards the back of the floral foam and 2 pieces flowing forwards. Place 2 fatshedra lizei in the centre of the foam and 2 bergenia at the back.

Step 3
Step 4

Add some Heuchera leaves to either side.

Add a rosette of Choisya ternarta Sundance into the centre and a few single leaves of Rubus tricolour at the sides.

Step 5
Step 6

Place some seed heads of astilbe to give a contrast in texture and place a few pieces of Skimmia japonica with red buds. Add a few leaves with red colouring to repeat the red colour.

The finished arrangement.

Step 7