Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I am convinced that almost all of my general knowledge comes from doing some floral design research… here is a fun summer one for you:
When you watch waves breaking on a beach and you want to know whether they come from near or far
Try counting them.
If the time between the waves are short
Five seconds or fewer
They were created nearby.
If the time between the waves is 10 seconds or more they might be at the end of a long, long journey
... well... we can dream. Happy World Ocean Day, flower buddies.
Easy and quick arrangement to do for summer in a vase... with just enough complexity to make you feel real good about yourself.
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
I designed and printed these clips on a 3D printer as a fast, secure and convenient way to hang water tubes vertically down fishing line.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.
It is possible to curve or adjust a curve in plant material
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
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...