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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

The Plant Material used in the Demonstration

This was my Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club.

I wanted my design to feature mostly growing plants- creating a natural display on the supernatural wreath. The trailing passion fruit plant has been my "pet plant" for just over five months while I was preparing for the demonstration. I could guide and prune the side shoots to perfectly drape down the wreath.I dressed the plant with willow to cover the short guide wood.

Placing the Orchid on wreath

The orchid plants were from my design room and each clump actually had 4 plants to create the lush amount of roots.

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29 January 2011 Brick on a stick

Create simple but effective stands for Floral Art

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms

Related Designs

5 April 2011 Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club

My demonstration looked at ways to use mud to enhance floral art.