Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink
There are many varieties available including standard, spray, micro and special varieties
Originally pinkish purple but the flowers are now available in white, yellow, green, red, purple... an huge amount of colours (mono, frosted or duel) are available and the flowers are also often dyed
Up to 14 days
Unfortunately most carnations grown for cut flowers no longer have a scent but garden and border pinks have a wonderful clove or peppery-floral fragrance
Create textured low pave design, loose tied bunches or pomanders. Green carnations are popular in St. Patrick's Day designs and pink, red or white(depending on local customes)Carnations for Mother's Day
Buy the flowers when they are still in tight bud. Remove all foliage. Cut the flower stems just above the node. Condition in warm water (with flower food) for at least 2 hours before designing.
A bit of Kenzan support for a floating shallow container design
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
The trick of this Tutorial is to create a flat top platform to display Spring blossom twigs- the way it would look on moss in a forest.
An early Spring design with a twist on using an old favourite: composite flowers.
Suspend flowers over a water filled container by weaving a natural grid.
Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.
Using all those cardboard boxes to craft a bark covered "log" design for getting a head start on Christmas decorating.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...
An easy to do and quick to add decorative detail to dress up contemporary floral designs.
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!
Glue gypsophila sticks, green trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents to create floral wings
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas