Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Transvaal Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Germini
Small germini or mini daisies are about 6cm in diameter and larger gerberas are between 12 and 16cm in diameter. Also available in either single or double varieties.
red, pink, orange, white, cream, brown, purple, lilac, and bi-coloured with black, yellow or green eyes.
Two to three weeks depending on the variety and conditioning
Beautiful flower to use when you want to make a colourful statement.
Support the long stems and avoid handling the flower stems to prevent damage. Gerberas are very sensitive to bacterial growth. Take extra care to arrange the flowers in shallow, clean water and vases to avoid bacterial growth. Replace the water often and rinse the stems. Give the stems a fresh cut. Condition in fresh water with dissolved flower food.
Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...
Create a dimensional wreath by assembling wreath vine to hug around an oblong container.
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
Plant material float about in water. To keep it in place it is best to wedge it slightly to touch the sides of the container.
A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!
Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place
My demonstration explored ways to tell a story with floral art designs
This is a detailed look at my third Floral Fable design. When you design, every detail you add matters and the smallest element can change the design completely.