October is a time for warm fires, cozy sweaters, apple cider and jumping into leaf piles. For many New Englanders, it is their favorite time of year, but there is one group in particular who seems to be inspired by the crisp change of the seasons the most. That’s right-Boston florists love the autumn months because a fresh batch of product containing different hues of color and texture begin to arrive.
Not only are many of the varieties longer lasting than the species within the summer collection, but they possess interesting new textures that are fun to play with. From farm stands to backyard gardens, these beauties are bursting through the earth ready to take their moment in the spotlight and it’s up to us to come up with fantastic ways to do just that! New species that are usually in high demand during October are orange sunflowers, millet, chrysanthemums, wheat and deep colored roses. For right now, we’re going to shelve the pastel look but there’s still a ton of wiggle room for those who don’t prefer the rich combination of orange, red and yellow that we usually see now.