Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Rest a bit here
Take a pause…
Or simply take a break
Rest a bit here
A full time out
… to just enjoy this moment
Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
Cut a small wedge out of a stack of waxy leaves to keep the flower and twig in place.
Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.
Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Fold a single blade of grass or slender leaf around a small container to stand your flower in position
Ooooh! Am I excited to show you this design. It is an ordinary fishbowl vase... balanced on it's side.
Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.
Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.
... a something to look forward to design that makes you lean in closer to see what might still be.
Oh my! Picked from my balcony garden... after I thought I completely missed it blooming.
A easy going summer design that makes full use of the imperfections you harvest from your cut garden.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids