Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
So far so green
- 17 July 2012
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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
These are the most perfect miniature avocado green arum lilies,
Beautiful, just as they are.
They need absolutely nothing more.
Except maybe for an admirer…
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My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass
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.
Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
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