"This arrangement includes roses, daffodils, ranunculuses, calla lilies, tulips, and hypericum berries in fall colors -- yellows, peaches, and shades of orange."
It may not be the easiest set of blooms to put together in this part of the world this season, but we will see what comes of it. I saw, and foolishly did not buy, some sparkling votive candle holders at Homegoods last week that would have been fabulous here... one more trip might be in order...
Blushing Hostess tips for this floral centerpiece:
To lengthen the life of your pumpkin-vase, melt some candle wax and use it to coat the inside of the pumpkin. The coating will delay (not prevent) rotting from the inside out.
For using pumpkins as vases: Get a large enough pumpkin to hollow the pumpkin out and place a smallish vase or vessel on the inside to hold your flowers in water. Allow a small bit of candle wax to drip to the inside bottom and place the vessel on top to hold it in place.
Finally, do not forget to put a drop of bleach in the flower water to hold off premature arrangement decay.