Autumn Asters

IMG_0067Early Autumn is the time for simple daisy shaped flowers, such as the Michaelmas Daisy, Dahlia and Asters – in this design I have combined two bunches of asters with some stems of wheat.  Stems of grass would also work well to break up the roundness of the design.  As these flowers easily form a round bouquet I chose a fish bowl vase to display these in.  These flowers are long lasting this picture was taken a week after the flowers were bought and will probably last another couple of days.

How to create

Remove all the lower leaves from the asters, and separate into individual stems.

Create a round design by holding a few stems in your hand and then adding more flowers around this, angling the stems and turning the bouquet so you get a domed shape.  Tie some string or raffia to hold in place when you are happy with the shape.  Cut down the stems so the flowers sit just above the rim of the vase.  Add water or diluted flower food to the vase.

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