I love my garden; it is my place of peace and harmony. Every morning before I start my busy day, I take a few minutes to see what new things are happening. Autumn is indeed in full swing here in San Francisco, and even though I still have some beautiful varieties growing, I know that most are getting ready to go to sleep for the (brief) winter. So, I gathered what still looked good — plus, some heirloom tomatoes from the vegetable boxes — to create this arrangement. With the exception of a peony from an event two weeks ago that wouldn’t open on time, everything here is from my garden and yard. The colors in autumn are rich and gorgeously striated, variegated, and stippled, and as the days get shorter, I really enjoy creating with some of these darker palettes. I hope that you’ll take a walk around your yard or neighborhood and see what you can create as well. —Kiana Underwood of Tulipina
Photography by Nathan Underwood
About Kiana: Kiana is the owner of Tulipina, a boutique design studio located in San Francisco, California. Kiana’s passion for flowers began in her grandfather’s garden, and being surrounded by nature from a young age stirred a passion for design that can be seen in her floral work today. In addition to weddings and events, Kiana teaches sold-out workshops to students across the globe.