Thanksgiving begins the winter holiday season and celebrates the harvest. Ain November, I get great pleasure from the rust, orange, and scarlet colors of the foliage and flowers that create the Thanksgiving holiday mood.

Deep rust chrysanthemum combine with lighter pompon mums, berries and greens to make both tall and low fall inspired arrangements.

Two vases are connected by a garland of greens, grasses, and leaves. Just a few fall flowers and wired pumpkins give this design a harvest feeling. The addition of purple widens the color palate and adds interest to the table.

This opulent design uses green amaranthus hydrangea, peppers and persimmon with purple tones of larkspur and eggplant. Brighter colors of both pale and dark orange add lightness and a focal area. A blue gray thistle softens the abundance of colors.

More purple with a purple cabbage carved into an eight petaled flower and one orange celosia combine with green vegetables and milk weed pods.

For evening events adding white to an arrangement gives it life without bright lights.

White hydrangea form a light color for a base for orange roses. Dark purple anemone add contrast.

An evening party design features white hydrangea with Bells of Ireland, roses, and lots of textural additions. The white blooms allow the design to be viewed at an evening party.

It would not be Thanksgiving without the cornucopia.  Here white pumpkins capture the light and lead the eye into the wire structure.

Working with different color choices will lead you through the holiday season.  Have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your flowers along with family and food.