Actually, that isn’t exactly true because there is still a plentiful supply of the tiny orange mums and the fuschias have the last few flowers valiantly adding an unexpected dash of pink to a predominantly orange/brown pallet. However, for the purposes of a table centerpiece orange and green was the best I could hope for.
First port of call was the front garden where foliage from an oversized evergreen (which we had intended to remove earlier this year but time had marched on by and now with berries in abundance, the needs of the local wild bird population had caused a postponement of the removal), would add structure to the arrangement.
The back garden provided the ubiquitous orange mums.
Whilst snipping the branches off the chrysanthemum bush I noticed how pretty the leaves on the neighbouring fuschia bush looked and the clumps on the growing tips of the branches were next to be snipped. It was then that my garden surprised me with the tiniest hint of blue, hidden amongst the dense foliage of the flower bed.
Flowers and leaves selected I then spent a relaxing 20 minutes or so putting together my new centerpiece.