As fall approaches, nature brings its spectacular season of color. Hues of deep purple, golden yellow and fiery orange reflect the changing leaves. Late in the summer is a perfect time of year to enliven your home with a seasonal makeover, up your gift-giving ante and surround yourself with rich textures and hues of early fall.
Designing With Dahlias
Fall has much to offer from a floral designer’s perspective. We at Carither’s Flowers eagerly anticipate the transition from summer to our fall collection and the abundant dahlias we source from local Georgia flower farms. Here in the Southeast, they start blooming in August and continue through October – sometimes into November. Symbolizing grace and inner strength, their lush, full blooms become a dramatic focal point of our designs.
Our Summer Joy design celebrates the change of seasons as summer fades into fall, and farm-fresh dahlias play a starring role in this showstopper of a bouquet. The arrangement showcases a few other favorites: vivid, golden ranunculus and garden roses, anemone and wild mountain spray roses. The design is a feast for the senses and a perfect selection for someone who may be celebrating a late summer or early fall birthday or anniversary.
Summer In The Highlands
Enjoy Summer in the Highlands for just a bit longer as fall peeks around the corner. Also featured in our Georgia Farmhouse Collection, this unique, luxurious bouquet delivers the finest stems of the season. Dahlias, anemone, garden roses and spires of peach stock are expertly arranged with wisps of veronica, lush eucalyptus foliage and rosemary in our farmhouse glass vase. We recommend this arrangement for romantic occasions, as a welcome or thank-you gift.
Late Summer Sunflowers
While sunflower season in Georgia typically peaks in late June, sunflowers are widely regarded as a summer-into-fall flower with bright, golden blooms that complement modern and classic designs, centerpieces and fall decor.
Atlanta Summer Beauty
Atlanta Summer Beauty, the headliner in our Sunflower Collection, is a vibrant garden gift for those who want to savor the final days of summertime. In it, we pair sunflowers with fragrant purple stock, hot pink roses, and wild mountain spray roses atop fresh hydrangea for a cheerful addition to almost any occasion.
Our Countryside Garden can be styled as a centerpiece as well as an accent for living room, side table, front desk or entry. A tribute to carefree summer days, sunflowers in this chic design are artfully arranged in a glass leaf-wrapped cube with trendy pincushion protea, garden pink roses, hydrangea and fragrant stock. This design makes a thoughtful “Just Because” gift for a loved one in need of a pick-me-up this season.
Of course, there’s always something to be said for understated elegance. We display the heartiest of sunflowers in a modern and sophisticated presentation in our Metropolitan Sunflowers vase. Representing positivity, strength and wishes for life-long happiness, sunflowers make a charming fall wedding flower for a rustic or garden setting. Whether displayed in seasonal decor or arranged in a bouquet, sunflowers are a wonderfully versatile flower for any occasion.
Ways To Celebrate Late Summer And Fall
The possibilities are endless when it comes to celebrating fall and the occasions that unfold throughout the season. Surround yourself and loved ones with the beauty of fall flowers for the dining room, office gathering spaces or outdoor living areas. Luscious dahlias and sunflowers can also make unique centerpieces and decor for weddings and events in late summer and early fall. Talk to our designers at Carithers Flowers for ideas about creating just the right impression. We carefully deliver our bouquets and blooming plants anywhere in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell and throughout the metro area. It’s our pleasure to help cultivate the spirit of fall this season!