Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 22 May 2012
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According to the dictionary lean means:
Verb: Be in or move into a sloping position:
“the twigs leaned to the left”.
Synonyms: incline – rest – tilt – recline
Noun: A deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination:
“I am leaning towards using more twigs to emphasize the beauty of the cyclamen buds and foliage”
Synonyms: tilt – gradient – incline – bias – tip
Adjective: Thin, specifically healthily so; having no superfluous fat. Without unnecessary embellishment:
“lean designs need to be well thought through because every tiny detail is significant”
Synonyms: spare – minimal – slim - slight
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Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.
I am launching something new this month. I am teaming up with Plant Something BC, our local government and the landscape and nursery societies here in British Columbia, Canada and...
A spring spiral design... with a hint of a root nest. Easy to do
Snip and grow willow to create a Spring new growth support for your tall flower stems.