Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Last full Moon of summer
at the corn moon-
it’s full tonight
(... the fresh air will be good for you and the way things are right now… this might be the only time ever, if you time it just right,
that all the neighbours are confused enough to actually join in)
Using the design elements as mechanics to secure the design elements.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
Wire and glue the driftwood at an angle to balance on a pebble
Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in
Weave a barely there all natural spider web.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies