Add the Right Flowers
Choosing the best flowers to complement your fruit can be as easy as cutting whatever is still blooming in your yard. Sunflowers, garden mums, black-eyed Susans, and roses are perfect. If your flowerbeds are long gone, a trip to the grocery store should yield all the blooms you'll need. Try gerbera daisies or florist mums for a great splash of color. Visit a florist shop for an even wider array.
Flowers with strong stems work best. Avoid blooms with flimsy stems, such as cosmos or bachelor's buttons, to ensure your arrangement lasts through the evening. Keep the fruit and flowers in the refrigerator if you assemble them more than a few hours before you entertain.