Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
More than 750 species are available
yellow and brown, bi-coloured but new varieties of green or red are also occasionally available
Twelve to sixteen days
Very delicate but because of its colour it attracts attention and creates an abundant impression
Give the stem a fresh cut preferably keeping a section of the main stem attached to the flower stem and condition in deep water. Flowers can be revived by bathing them in lukewarm water. As flowering plant: up to three months. After flowers fade give the spike a clean cut just above the second or third node to encourage re-flowering. The entire plant can also be conditioned to use in an arrangement by removing the growth medium and submerging in warm water overnight.
The last design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing... this week: often when we see a design element...
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Such a peaceful design with just enough float and "stay put" elements
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
Dry autumn leaves on cardboard disks to create an upright fall armature
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature
Oncidium orchids hiding in a woven grass cup. This Design Tutorial is featured on The Conna Flower and Garden Club (Ireland) website. It is part of their Floral Art Lessons...
Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier
Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.