Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Just Like Wisteria Rain
I have been writing designing thinking and rewriting rethinking redesigning my book for years. Every obstacle I ran into I used as an opportunity to rethink and make the book even better. For all this time it was up to just me to create every little aspect of the, The Effortless Floral Craftsman book as best as I could. This morning I realized... my part is done. I now give this task of creation to you, the reader. It’s a whole new chapter and, quite honestly, I can’t wait to see how you create it.
It’s with a very grateful heart that I say, as always:
Every good wish,
Wire a sturdy cloud shaped armature to hang a heavier water source for thirsty Wisteria flowers.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...
I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to...
I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies