My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design


They are biennial, growing 15 to 60 cm tall, with blue green, slightly succulent leaves, and large single or double funnel shaped flowers. The petals are delicate and almost transparent. At the end of the long straight and bendable stems the flower bud is enclosed by long, narrow green sepals.

Eustoma - Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian

Lisianthus and Rose

Common name:

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian


Northern South America, Mexico, Caribbean and since 1980 the range has developed considerably due to eustomas being cultivated in the Netherlands


green, white, cream, dark purple, lilac, pink, and bi-coloured


New varieties improve on vase life and are increasingly popular as a cut flower.

Vase life:

Seven to ten days with proper care. Avoid bright sunlight and humidity.




Beautiful small buds that look like tiny trumpets. Long stems can be woven into a design. Spiral in a glass vase. Although soft,the stems are still strong and can stand up in a vase.


Cut the stem at an angle and remove all the foliage that might fall below the conditioning water line. Place the stems in warm water with dissolved flower food for about two hours before designing.

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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.