Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 13 January 2021
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Pick away petals from a lily to create space for delicate vines to really shine.
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
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...
Knit a corona (as in that inside skirt like part of a daffodil) by weaving a Ceropegia woodii vine around the stamen filament of a lily.
A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.
Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in
Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.
Wire and glue a few acorns into the fork of a twig to create an Autumn armature
Use the petals of your flower to cleverly keep all the other floral details of your design firmly in place.
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
… 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.