Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Fast way to fill a lot of test tubes in awkward places
I do not believe in arranging flowers without a water source of some kind. I want my flowers to remain as beautiful for as long as possible and I often get quite creative to ensure a water source for even finer stems and blossoms.
For this design I used 60 small glass test tubes glued directly into the cocoon frame. To fill the tubes I made a syringe tube so that I can easily fill the test tubes before designing...
...and top up the water without disturbing the delicate design.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show