Who says your thanksgiving flowers have to be orange? Not me! For some of my clients this year I chose more sophisticated palettes. At this time of year green mini kale are so great to use, not only because they are long lasting but because they add a nice fullness and texture to the design. Look at the gloss on those black peppers! Love them. I wish this photo had better light quality, but by the time I finished doing these flowers it was my bedtime. And I just wanted to pack them up for delivery the next day. With kids still at home, I tend to work late into the evening. And drag my kids on deliveries!

Below is a more feminine autumn design. This was an order from a daughter to her mother for Thanksgiving. Pink dahlias how I love you! If only you were around all year. All you local Victorians, dahlias are out in full force at road side stands. Keep your eyes open and change in your wallet!

I am so thankful for the beauty in nature. Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful readers!