Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
On The Street Where You Live
"On the Street Where You Live" is a song from the 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady. The music is composed by Frederick Loewe and the lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Fall leaves are whirling about in all shades of red, orange and impossibly bright yellow. And to highlight all the colours of autumn you still see hopeful sprigs of green scattered on moss covered twigs.
It is just that beautiful.
Even angry leaf-blowers cannot dampen the enthusiasm of the tumbling and twirling fall leaves.
The simplest errand takes me hours to run because I am leisurely strolling, staring high up in every tree or crawling on the pavement complimenting every sprig, twig and fluttering leaf on the way.
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...
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.