Sunflowers spread sunshine! They are one of the most common Fall flowers and look great in any garden or Thanksgiving flower arrangement. Their bright yellow petals and rustic look make them the perfect flower for fall. A big bunch of Sunflowers look beautiful on their own! They look great in a large Mason jar or other rustic-looking type of vessel. In flower arrangements with other Fall flowers and foliage, they stand out as the attraction. If you are finding that the heads of your Sunflowers are making them tilt over, look for a vase that has a narrow opening at the top.
Chrysanthemums are classic Fall flowers, and are extremely commonly used in Fall flower arrangements, as well as on their own. There are all kinds of colors, sizes, petal styles and textures when it comes to Mums. Spider Mums are a unique type of Chrysanthemum. Available in Autumn shades like yellow and burgundy, their thin, long petals add texture to flower arrangements. Mums also look wonderful on their own. An added bonus? Their exceptionally long vase life!
Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day! In Autumn, there are several types and shades that look beautiful in Thanksgiving flower arrangements. Roses in colors like yellows, reds, oranges, burgundies, roses are especially Fall-esque. Leave them long and place in a trumpet vase for an elegant look, or cut them short for a more rustic feel.
Fresh as a Daisy! Simple yet beautiful daisies look great anywhere! Combined with different types of flowers like Sunflowers, Mums and Roses, along with seasonal fillers like grasses or Goldenrod--or, used on their own--Daisies are the perfect Fall flower and perfect for Thanksgiving flower arrangements.
Everyone loves Hydrangeas! The classic, chic elegance that they lend to floral arrangements make Hydrangeas a popular choice in all kinds of floral arrangements--for all 4 seasons. Available in shades ranging from white to light purple to the traditional blue, Hydrangeas are very versatile. For Fall-themed floral arrangements and Thanksgiving flowers, white and green shades are most commonly used, as opposed to the blue Hydrangea that is often used more often in Spring or Summer.
Gerbera--a.k.a Gerber daisies-with their ultra-vibrant colors and fun petal shape make them a favorite in Autumn. Available in bright shades of yellow, red, coral and orange, they are perfect for Autumn! Since they are so bright and show-stealing, it is often best to use them on their own instead of placing in other Thanksgiving flower arrangements.
Goldenrod, officially called Solidago, is considered a weed in many parts of the world. What a beautiful weed! A popular choice as a filler in Thanksgiving flower arrangements, interestingly, these flowers look amazing and very festive on their own in a simple vase. They are a perfect match for Thanksgiving!
Grasses & Amaranth
Using grasses & Amaranth in flower arrangements is a great way to add a rustic, natural flair to your flower arrangement. Many grasses add height and texture to floral arrangements. Amaranth, subtly beautiful, also looks wonderful in Thanksgiving arrangements. There are several different varieties of Amaranth, some in shades of deep red, that work well in Fall flower arrangements.
Leaves and Branches
Want to add a unique touch to Thanksgiving flower arrangements? Just go outside! Items such as branches and leaves look amazing in Autumn flower arrangements.. Oak and sweetgum tree branches cut from the yard add texture and height. The classic symbol of Fall, the maple leaf, is a stunning standout in floral arrangements. If you don’t have a backyard--or live in an area where these types of trees do not grow--there are several other ways to find branches for your arrangements. Try looking online to start.