Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Dutch Iris or widow iris are the best known varieties used as cut flowers
Morocco and Spain
New varieties improve on vase life and are increasingly popular as a cut flower.
Ink Blue with a bright yellow comb but also available in a pale blue, dark purple, yellow and white
About twelve days. Often a smaller side flower develops and opens soon after the main flower fades. This side flower is always slightly paler in colour than the main flower.
None to slightly distinctive. The scent “Iris” is actually pressed from the plant roots
I love to weave with iris leaves. The flowers look great on its own in a vase. I also like to design them placed upside down.
Peel away the lower foliage. Give the stem a fresh cut and hydrate in cool water with dissolved flower food for a few hours.
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
A light and airy (no floral foam but still long lasting) floral design for those days that you are really, really looking for signs of Spring.
Create a foam free stacked design by slipping flowers between stacked bowls.
A tassel (also called a tuft) consist of: A suspending cord, the body, a fringed or ornamental skirt
Throughout their dangling history tiny to robust tassels were universally used as a finishing feature in fabric decoration and symbols of standing in religious order and nobility...