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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Curving Calla Lilies

Curving calla lilies stems

Let the Calla lilies rest out of water for about 30 minutes to slightly dehydrate. Gently message the stem to curve

Gently curve the calla stems

I like to follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem. Place the stem back into water and condition as normal. The stem will become firm but the curve will remain.

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Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

13 October 2011 Direct Contrasts

I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.

28 February 2012 Design-time saving tip sheet for a demanding Mother’s Day

Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

20 February 2013 Designing with Mother Nature

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Mother's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design...

14 August 2013 Something Like This

Stack and glue a large twig rectangle to hang as room divider

5 February 2014 Treasured Time

This is my article that I wrote for the Mother's Day Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine

30 July 2014 See you around

Weave a few spheres to create a simple design

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

16 May 2018 It goes like this...

Gently curve plant material.