Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Echiveria, Hen and chicks
Northern South America, Mexico
It is part of a large genus of succulents
Grey green to dark burgendy, depending on the variety.
Will last well even without a water source in design work. As a plant it can lose its lower leaves during winter leaving the plant with a longer stem rather than a compact ball rosette shape
Beautiful to use as you would flowers in tied designs or arrangements. Terrariums with small succulents also look great. I like to include them in corsages and body flowers.
Most designers grow the plants and cut the rosette or arrange the entire plant. The plants are drought resistant. Propagate the plant by placing the lower leaves in soil to root
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine.
The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.
Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in designs. All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!
Up-cycle the inner plastic ring from a roll of floral tape to make a wrist corsage. This design was also featured in the Italian floral design magazine Blossom Zine