My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

How do squirrels Cache a tree?

How do squirrels Cache a tree floral art design

You see, tree squirrels don’t hibernate over winter.

Acorn, rosary vine, willow, flax and an oncidium orchid fall design

They rely on hundreds of caches of acorns

Acorn and willow armature

… that they buried earlier in the year to snack on.

Oncidium orchid

Tree squirrels are so good at hiding, making fake holes and digging and reburying their acorns as an anti-theft precaution

Acorn, rosary vine, willow, flax and an oncidium orchid autumn design

… that even they can’t always find them again.

Acorn, rosary vine, willow, flax and an oncidium orchid autumn wand design

Leaving these buried treasures to sprout and grow up to be oak trees.

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This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




Dancing lady


Flax, New Zealand flax

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow