Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Filling a vase with water without disturbing the design details
Pour the water over the back of a spoon.
This creates a gentler stream of water that can be controlled.
You can also pour the water over the back of your cupped hand and let the gentle stream spill into the design.
This is also great for topping up water in an intricate design.
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
Split and spiral a few gladiolus flowers in a way that the stems remain intact, to spiral in a water filled filled vase for a long lasting composite flower
Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.