Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Where to cut Tulips to condition
Because the growers pull the flowers from the bulbs when harvesting you will notice a white end on all the stems. This white area is very firm and prevent the stem from loosing moisture but also from taking up moisture. Cut the stem at an angle just above the white area. Place the stems in cold water to condition.
This is a detailed look at my first Floral Fable demonstration design
Tulips continue to grow once the stem is severed from the bulb. More often than not you can use this growth to create an ever changing design. But sometimes you want that tulip...
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
An... everything is moving... design. The tulips are growing and the small vine filled vase is bopping around in the water. And if you lean them against each other just right it...