Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Anthurium, Tailflower, painters palette, Flamingo flower
Central and South America. Most species occur in Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Guiana Shield and Ecuador.
More than 800 species are documented of which approximately 200 varieties are available in the cut flower industry.
There are several hundreds of colours available, including bi-colours and novelties. Anthuriums grown for the florist trade generally have a coloured spathe and spadix. The spadix can be white, green, purple, pink or a combination. The spathe may be single coloured- white, yellow, green. or multicoloured including burgundy and pure red. Anthurium berries range from red to black and may also be bi-coloured or shaded.
Ranging from seven to twenty (or more!) days.
The flowers give off a variety of fragrances, each attracting a variety of specific pollinators
I enjoy using the glossy green foliage and the beautiful almost red roots in designs. The flowers are thirsty and prefer larger tubes or vases. I love the miniature Anthuriums.
Give the stem a fresh cut removing about four centimeters and place in deep fresh water and flower food.
Curve and tie a blossoming twig into a heart... that can suspend a heavy flower head.
A blossom frame to display the prettiest anthurium of the whole bunch!
Another version of a design idea I showed you last month... A vine wreath armature to balance a dramatic single stem anthurium. Only this time I take it a bit further.
A wreath armature design for early Autumn... this takes the split armature Tutorial I showed you last month a little bit further.
Using the same flower stems, only dry, to craft a grid for the same flowers stems, only fresh
An impossibly delicate looking way to securely keep flowers in place over a clear container.
Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...
My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa