Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
African Lilies, African blue lily and Lilies-of-the-Nile
Native to South Africa
White, lilac, blue, purple
The flowers will take up to a week to open and will remain open for a further 7 to 14 days
Slight floral scent
The large flower heads are showy and dramatic. Individual florets can be cut and wired or glued into a design. The dried flower heads (with or without seeds) are popular to use in Christmas designs in South Africa. I also use the dried flower heads as floral frogs or guides for hand tied designs
Purchase or pick the flowers when one third of the buds are open. Condition in deep water overnight
I designed my posy to be light and feathery but also earthly, like a fresh snowball gathered from a forest floor.
Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...