Bouquet of the Week: A “Back To School” Bouquet

As part of our recurring Bouquet of the Week series, Garden Collage continues to present a weekly inspirational bouquet that incorporates intriguing new elements into the traditional practice of flower arranging. This week, Garden Collage styles an “end of summer” bouquet with a rustic, earthy aesthetic. 

This week we went out into the garden and clipped from the remaining flowers our favorite coreopsis, sage, wheat, and a few of old-fashion roses to make our garden-sourced bouquet feel authentic to the season. September is a time of seasonal transition, with many new, exciting plants set to arrive in the coming weeks, and here at GC we’re excited for the beauty that Fall will bring.

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For our “Back to School Bouquet”, we arranged coreopsis, sage, wheat, and roses in one of our large mason jars since we were going for a rustic look. Even though the summer is not quite yet over, our “End of the Season” garden bouquet has all the charm of summer and fall packed into one bundle: the playfulness of Summer styled together with the muted earth tones of Fall.

We chose an older variety of rose that has been in the garden for years– we tend to favor vintage varieties, as roses can often surprise you with their delicate variations– and we love that this bouquet is true to the season. We wanted to clip only what was readily available in the garden while the summer heat was still upon us. (We’re particularly proud of the sage from our herb bed– we love incorporating fresh herbs with flowers, and you can still dry the sage and use it for cooking after the bouquet has passed.)

As the fall weather slowly approaches, this bouquet gave us another reason to think about interiors and the interesting ways we can incorporate the garden into our indoor spaces (interior greenhouse, anyone?). We love the contrast of the Biedermeier chest, the glass candle sticks, and the bouquet’s naturalistic softness as it brings a touch of the garden into the home. As with any art form, the secret to arranging flowers is about making it your own– and here at GC we’re always striving to do that, one flower at a time.

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