Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Buttercup, Persian buttercup, water crowfoots, spearworts, Coyote’s eyes
Iran to the Eastern Mediterranean
There are over 600 species available but as cut flowers buttercups are usually sold by colour rather than by species.
Yellow, orange but also pastels including pink, lime, apricot to bright reds and chocolate brown. Also spotted and speckled.
One to two weeks.
Popular in bridal work because of the large range of colours.
Remove any foliage that will fall below the conditioning water line. Give each stem a fresh cut and condition thoroughly in water with dissolved flower food. Design in water. Change the water regularly and rinse the stems before placing it back in the fresh water to avoid contamination.
Let tendrils do what they naturally do to help keep your flowers in place.
That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine