My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

The Plant Material used in the Demonstration

This was my Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club.

I wanted my design to feature mostly growing plants- creating a natural display on the supernatural wreath. The trailing passion fruit plant has been my "pet plant" for just over five months while I was preparing for the demonstration. I could guide and prune the side shoots to perfectly drape down the wreath.I dressed the plant with willow to cover the short guide wood.

Placing the Orchid on wreath

The orchid plants were from my design room and each clump actually had 4 plants to create the lush amount of roots.

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Christine de Beer

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.




Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

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

Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms