Flowers by Leslie - Portsmouth, NH

Flowers by Leslie - Portsmouth, NH

Posted by Flowers by Leslie on September 9, 2023 Uncategorized

Tips for Crafting Eerie and Imaginative Flower Displays for Spooky Season

As spooky season descends, crunchy leaves create a blanket on the ground, and the nights grow long. While the owls hoot in the distance and the moon illuminates the neighborhood, it’s time to embrace the creepy and eerie and design arrangements that channel the mysterious beauty of a haunted mansion. From cobweb-kissed roses to ghostly lilies, some Halloween bouquets are not for the faint of heart. Creating a haunting yet homey ambiance to celebrate the Halloween season might be easier than you assume.

Look beyond the candles with dancing flames, sinister jack-o-lanterns, chilling skeletons, and witchy ornaments and seek the potential of flowers to add a wickedly enchanted touch. If the traditional bright oranges and playful purples don’t resonate with your inner ghoul, or if you want to elevate the spooky factor, our floral wizards at Flowers by Leslie, the best flower shop in Portsmouth, NH, are here with their masterful secrets to craft a floral display that will send shivers down your spine. So dim the lights, gather bewitching blooms, and let us help you transform your home into a place where the world of the living meets the realm of the unknown.

Vase Choices

When it comes to crafting a ghostly arrangement, the magic begins with selecting a perfectly haunting vase. From grimacing jack-o-lanterns and mysterious skulls to bewitching cauldrons and even vintage teapots, your vase should bring a hair-raising twist to your haunted mansion. Prefer a touch of eerie elegance or ghostly glamour? Classic vases in shades of black, gray, green, or your favorite muted fall color will set a spooky scene.

Deep & Dark Colored Blooms

Dark and dramatic flowers are the stars of any eerie arrangement. Think sultry black baccara roses, deep violet calla lilies, moody red amaranthus, and even brown or red sunflowers. While some of these blooms can be enjoyed through multiple seasons, when the wind howls, urging crunchy leaves to dance and tumble across the sidewalks and the full moon illuminates an autumn evening, these sinister stems add mystery and intrigue to your haunted mansion decor.

Light & Ghostly Colored Blooms

Ghostly white flowers add an unexpected twist to dark spooky arrangements. Dancing with ethereal grace, picture the soft radiance of white ranunculus, the mysterious allure of quicksand roses, and the phantom-like essence of white chrysanthemums. Anemones drift like fleeting shadows while spider mums stretch their petals like arachnids in a moonlit web. Together, they create a visual poetry of Halloween tales, where dark meets light, and fear meets beauty.

Fall Accents

Transform your haunted floral arrangement from nice to nightmarish with purple filler flowers and scabiosa pods that add rich autumnal textures. Bending and manipulating branches into spooky shapes conjure images of gnarled witches’ fingers and forbidden forests. Feathers pay tribute to the spectral crows and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” while dried floral elements cast a spell of authenticity. It’s a hauntingly beautiful way to celebrate the season.

Halloween Elements

What’s a Halloween bouquet without some cobwebs, a few skeleton hands, and mini pumpkins? These spooky season icons are the final touches to any haunted arrangement, especially if you are looking for fright and delight. Light a few candles for authentic shadows, perhaps a black flame candle if you dare, or lean a witch’s broomstick against your display for a little hocus pocus.

With their distinct colors and unique textures, fall flowers from Flowers by Leslie are the perfect way to add a touch of Halloween magic to your haunted house.