Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila
Europe, Asia, North Africa
Over 100 species grown both for the cut flower market and as ornamental plant
white or pink
Seven to ten days with proper care. Dries well
slight floral fragrance
Traditionally Gypsophila was only used as a filler plant giving it a reputation for being over used and rather a cliche. Contemporary designers are now designing with large amounts of these tiny flowers to create light and cloud-like designs. The roots are also valued in the culinary world and it is used to make desserts Turkey.
Plants prefer full sun and well drained soil. Condition the cut flowers in warm water. To encourage the buds to open cover the flowers with a polyethylene sheet to raise the moisture level or place in a humid warm environment such as a bathroom.
Easy and quick arrangement to do for summer in a vase... with just enough complexity to make you feel real good about yourself.
Remember how Olaf from Frozen remained cool? With a personal flurry, of course! Two fishbowls, stacked and you are very nearly done.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. My list of...
Using the same flower stems, only dry, to craft a grid for the same flowers stems, only fresh
An impossibly delicate looking way to securely keep flowers in place over a clear container.
Tangle and shape wire to create a half moon for grass and gyp to rest in
Glued Baby's Breath Wreath, folded in half to create a moon shaped armature
Gypsophila dries really well and can be bleached to a stunning winter white
Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...
Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Capilano Flower Arranging Club Designing for Christmas Workshop: Yule log
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas
Gypsophilla design with Celtic love knots featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape
A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds
I designed my posy to be light and feathery but also earthly, like a fresh snowball gathered from a forest floor.