The September garden and cutting patch is still full of beautiful flower to cut and use in arrangements and displays in the home. Choose from Dahlias, Roses, Lilac and Chrysanthemums as well as the start of Autumnal greenery.
Cut flowers bring us closer to nature and give us the opportunity to enjoy the moment. From the growing and picking, to the arranging and displaying - it can all bring us so much pleasure.
Flowers can express thoughtfulness and love, brighten a room and fill the air with fragrance. They are a perfect natural design touch to enhance any home!
I love to enjoy flowers on the corner of my desk, or our bedside table as much as I do displayed more traditionally on a dining table.
So let's get outside, enjoy the cut flower picking and make some beautiful homegrown displays!
There are often one or two stems of flowers still available to pick from some of my favourite plants or shrubs in September.
This pretty and simple lilac display in a distressed metal jug adds classic and natural style to a small side table. A few sprigs of lavender add beautiful fragrance too!
Think about the container
A small milk jug is a perfect container for this collection of Autumnal shaded sunflowers, chrysanthemums and calendula.
Think about the focal flowers
The huge café au lait dahlias are simply stunning! They are shown off at their best in this traditional metal cream vase with some accent from a variety of peach hued dahlias.
Flower arranging at home doesn't need to be complicated or involve an armful of flowers. Simplicity is often truly stunning. These three cream dahlias stand proud in a tall vintage French enamel jug.
Nothing says September more than Autumnal colour sunflowers. This happy mix of sunflowers, dahlias and chrysanthemums look perfect in the terracotta coffee pot! Add a few grape vine leaves and some hedgerow greenery to add some interest and a little fall flair!
Cut flower garden jobs to do in September
- Keep de-heading. Dahlias, roses, geraniums will all keep their colour going for longer the more you de-head.
- Sow sweet peas in the greenhouse to kickstart your early summer display.
- Sow hardy annuals like calendula and poppies wherever you'd like them to grow next year.#
- Start planning and buying Spring flowering bulbs.