Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Lisianthus and Rose
Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian
Northern South America, Mexico, Caribbean and since 1980 the range has developed considerably due to eustomas being cultivated in the Netherlands
New varieties improve on vase life and are increasingly popular as a cut flower.
green, white, cream, dark purple, lilac, pink, and bi-coloured
Seven to ten days with proper care. Avoid bright sunlight and humidity.
Beautiful small buds that look like tiny trumpets. Long stems can be woven into a design. Spiral in a glass vase. Although soft,the stems are still strong and can stand up in a vase.
Cut the stem at an angle and remove all the foliage that might fall below the conditioning water line. Place the stems in warm water with dissolved flower food for about two hours before designing.
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A barely there delicate grid to keep your flowers in place.
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Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
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