My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

So far so green

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

From Shakespeare's King John (1595) Act IV. Sc. 2, spoken by Salisbury

So far so green floral art design.

These are the most perfect miniature avocado green arum lilies,

So far so green Chameleon.

Beautiful, just as they are.

Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon.

They need absolutely nothing more.

Green Chameleon admiring the arum lilies .

Except maybe for an admirer…

Green arum lilies and Chameleon.

…or two!

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17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

17 July 2012 Arum lily roll down

Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over

17 July 2012 Prevent scratches, rust and water stains on display surfaces

This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage

Favourite Flowers


Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

30 August 2017 If

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

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.

16 May 2018 It goes like this...

Gently curve plant material.

14 April 2021 a Yay! You

A tiny Spring detail to add to a cute little floral design.

19 July 2023 … And his little flower

Easy support for a single flower... and knot a special secret admirer just to keep it company.

20 September 2023 Did you see that!?!

Take a handful of grass... but then add just enough design to make it interesting.

20 March 2024 the arc of Success

Coil a straw basket for an Easter display