Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
One day it’s a lovely crisp Spring morning...
we are experiencing a flower melting heatwave.
Happy Summer Solstice, flower buddies
Water... lots of water- that is the answer to designing flower arrangements that survive the summer heat.
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...
Passion fruit flowers never lasts long. Not even growing outside on a vine. But the buds continue to open once cut making a wreath display ideal for an even changing passion fruit...
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
A zero waste and sustainable floral design solution to keep your flowers exactly where you want them without using floral foam.
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
Weave a web of jasmine vine to support orchid stems
Frame a passion flower in a vine wreath for a short lived but so pretty arrangement.
An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa