Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
Our goal as designers is to create the best environment for our flowers to stay as beautiful and fresh for as long as possible. When we condition flowers we always remove any...
How to place various sizes of plant material in a Kenzan
Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...
Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.
Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the Centrepiece Wedding Magazine
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.