8 Places to Shop for Fall Flowers and Foliage
Enjoy more autumn colors at home with these bouquets and plants you can order online.
While we love summer’s dainty, pastel petals, we’re ready for crisp, autumn air and dramatic fall florals. PSL season is all about vibrant color, from deep burgundy aster to rich red mums to glowing marigolds. And beyond the palette, fall foliage and flowers are hardier and more forgiving if you don’t have a green thumb. If you’re ready to decorate for fall, flowers are one of the easiest ways to bring the season’s colors in and around your home — and you don’t even have to visit a nursery. You can order tons of potted plants, bouquets and even preserved, dried florals online. Take a look at our favorite blooms, cuts and deals, and brighten your home with these warm colors.
FALL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
September is a sweet spot for scooping up end-of-season sunflowers on sale, and 1-800-Flowers is currently running an online festival solely dedicated to this flower. There are several sunflower arrangements on sale, but you can also score a simple, chic bundle of sunflowers on sale with a free candle. Yep, discount + a sunflower-scented freebie. If you love sunflowers, don’t miss this deal.
The Bouqs Company
Online floral delivery brand The Bouqs Company just dropped their fall lineup of bouquets, and the arrangements are stunning with a big emphasis on harvest colors. But the Bouq that stood out and caught our eye is this bonfire-inspired arrangement with bright, blazing orange marigolds.
Foliage-forward or foliage-only arrangements are becoming increasingly popular for weddings and centerpieces, and fall is a great time to play with no-flower bouquets because there are so many stalks and stems in season and readily available. We're head-over-heels in love with this millet bouquet from Terrain. Who knew grass could be so gorgeous?
If you love all things pumpkin, look no further than this arrangement from Urban Stems. It’s a complete study in the color orange with roses, ranunculus, marigolds, pompoms and more. It’s basically a pumpkin patch in a vase.
FALL FLOWERS FOR POTS
Mum’s the word for fall. These dense flowers are the perfect plant for autumn curb appeal. They come in tons of hues, from apple red to burnt orange to bright gold, and they look super cute “planted” in a hollowed-out pumpkin. Right now, you can order eight-inch two-packs of mums from Amazon — yes, Amazon! — for less than $20 with free shipping for Prime members.
The Home Depot
Mums get all the hype, but another great fall flower is echinacea, also known as the coneflower. Like mums, these daisy cousins come in rich red, orange and yellow — or a mix of all three colors like these Lakota Fire Coneflowers from The Home Depot. The petals almost have an ombre, gradient effect. Echinacea is especially great for Southern states where it’s still hot and sunny throughout November.
While fall brings rich, gorgeous color, it also brings awful allergies for some. If you’re sensitive to fresh-cut flowers, dried, preserved florals are a great way to have natural-looking arrangements without using the faux stuff. Not all colors preserve well, but the color that dries really well is mustard yellow. Foliage such as billy ball and yarrow hardly change in appearance and look almost exactly the same after being preserved.
Like millet and wheat, pampas is another popular grass to use in bouquets. Even dried, it has a fun texture that mimics ostrich feathers. (It’s a great vegan alternative to art deco feather arrangements.) And once dried, pampas can be dyed in so many different colors such as this bright orange or Aspen gold from Anthropologie. The home decor brand has a great selection of chic, preserved bundles that are surprisingly affordable compared to designer dried floral bouquets and floral delivery services.