Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cattleya orchid detail from my Practice floral art design.
Tropical Central to South America
All colours except true black and blue. Lilac, yellow, orange, and white. Also bi-coloured.
From a week to almost two weeks.
Floral. Some are very strongly fragranced
The flowers are expensive and generally used to add a luxurious touch to designs
Do not refrigerate as the flowers can not tolerate cold. They are also sensitive to ethylene gas so keep away from fruits and vegatables
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Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
This is both a decorative and functional design solution. But most importantly, I think, there is absolutely zero waste.
A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display