Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Bupleurum curl around the parasol of my In an Oriental Manner design
Southern and Central Europe and Asia. Today the flowers are mainly exported by Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Very few varieties are available as cut flowers
green and yellow and yellowish green
seven to ten days
slight floral fragrance
Traditionally Bupleurum was used only as a filler flower
Choose stems that are firm, foliage that are showing no signs of stress and just over half of the tiny flowers open. Remove any foliage that will fall below the conditioning water line. Give the stems a fresh cut. Condition in warm water with dissolved flower food.
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I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.