How can it already be time for harvest bouquets? Despite the plant palette, I tried to keep this bouquet looking summery with some fat sunflowers to balance out the extravagant dahlia, the biggest, showiest one I grew all summer. A sturdy, yellow Le Creuset pitcher grounds this heavy-headed bouquet, and keeps it from looking too autumnal, despite the cherry tomatoes and artichoke adding a harvest-look to the mix of flowers.
With a flower as lush and attention-getting as the dahlia, a bouquet needs plenty of fluffing out with flowers that are distinct in their own right. Here purple coneflowers and spiky orange crocosmia play off all the yellows and gold, the flat, dusty pink flowers of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' add texture, while hypericum berries draw you in, along with the spray of just ripening 'Sungold' tomatoes, to take a closer look.