Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It takes more than one person to invent a trumpet!
Each with a bit to contribute...
… a petal or two to add
… a brilliant idea to share
… a bendy twig to have a hand in
… a bunch to be part of
We are all in this together
Note: it really did take more than one person to invent the trumpet!
In 1788 Charles Clagget almost, almost created the perfect valve mechanism which Heinrich Stoelzel and Friedrich Bluhmel then reworked in 1818 to create the box tubular valve giving us the trumpet we know today.
A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.
Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in
Dry fall leaves to create a ball shape structure
Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.
An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.
Use the heart of a sunflower as a platform to place your autumn floral details on.
Use the petals of your flower to cleverly keep all the other floral details of your design firmly in place.
… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.