My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

It keeps me going and I love it.

And it keeps me going and I love it floral art design

'... but I am good at this...


… and I want to share this with you...

Yellow Gloriosa

… I want to teach you what I learned...

Yellow Gloriosa and Tillandsia Usneoides

… I get to touch people's lives with what I do...

Spanish moss armature

… and it keeps me going...

Spanish moss and fire lilies

… and I love it

Spanish moss armature with Gloriosa flowers

… and I think if you give it a shot you might love it too…"

Quote: Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by and starring Jon Favreau

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13 April 2016 Veiled Tillandsia glass container armature

Create panels of Spanish moss to cover a glass container

13 April 2016 Long legged wire hooks to hang a hidden water source

Hang tubes from the rim of a glass container to drape down with design details

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

1 April 2015 Keeping pollen tidy

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...

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

30 October 2013 Straightening wire

Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.

Favourite Flowers

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard


Glory or Flame lilies, Fire lily, Superb lily, Climbing lily, and Creeping lily

Related Designs

8 August 2012 Stringing in the rain

A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions