Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
When it gets chilly
The best time to take one of those…
crisp crunchy leaves
freshly fallen rain scented
sharp chilly dusk coloured
brisk nowhere particular to go walks
… is on a nippy autumn day.
Pick away the ray floret so that the disk floret of a sunflower can be used as a flat surface to display your design on.
Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.
Set the rosary vines into the natural cavity of the flower head.
A hidden water source small enough to fit into a dainty flower.
Dry fall leaves to create a ball shape structure
Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in
Making a truss out of sunflower stems for a free standing design
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!