Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Central to South America, Mexico, North America and Southern United States of America
There are about 540 species that belong to the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae)
Light hairy green but can change colour when flowering
Will continue to grow and produce pups if used as a plant and the leaves will last as long as succulents if separated in a design
Popular as terrarium designs and also dramatic contemporary bridal work. Glue or wire the plant directly into the design either as a leaf, plant or group them to create greater visual value
Remove the plants from the design and soak for a few hours 2 times a week. Let the water drain away before designing. You can also mount the plant onto something that can be submerged in water so that you do not need to remove it when hydrating. Do not design in water or a water retaining medium such as moss.
Pull leaves the Tillandsia plant to add into a design
This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
Flowery nest desmonstration
There are many ways to hang your air plants in a design. In this Tutorial I explore three
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for prom. This is my article that I wrote for the Prom Design Issue of Canadian...
Design Inspiration Video: Take a few twigs, snippets of air plants and succulents and combine both traditional wire and tape techniques with more contemporary methods to embed a...