Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 1 June 2016
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How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design
Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
How to place various sizes of plant material in a Kenzan
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.
This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting
Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container