Flaming good flower design

by Charlotte.Barnes on November 5, 2009

Flowers from TableauxBonfire night is upon us and to celebrate we have some sparkling one-off flower designs, created by cutting-edge florist Steve Betts!


Award-winning florist Steve Betts recently created an extraordinary floral installation for Birmingham’s former fire station. Renamed The Fireworks it is now a thriving hub for a range of creative businesses.
Working with the surroundings and the building’s unique history, Steve created some spectacular pieces that take floral display to the level of art…

Topiary

Topiary
Shown off on the balconies and railings of the fire station is Steve’s summer topiary ball.
The ball has a flat base so it can free stand while the bulk of the ball is made from the unusual Dianthus Barbatus with groupings of Pink Rose in cool water, Bouvardia, Celosia, Hydrangea and Veronica on top.










Charcoal

Charcoal
There had been a fire on the same street as Steve’s parents’ florist shop and the charred wood rafters were being loaded into a skip. Perfect for this creation, Steve used 2 for this great design. Craspedia, which can survive out of water, have been woven into a framework of green wire. Behind, 2 sunflowers in glass test tubes have been cold glued straight onto the wood.









Tableaux

Brightening up the boardroom is this arrangement of Alliums, Hydrangea, Spider Gerbera, Craspedia and Anthurium Nexia punctuated by heads of succulents and brought together with the graceful curves of Phormium Tenax.
Tableaux

Tapestry

The more you look, the more you see with this textured gorgeous pallet of limes, cerise pinks and deep burgundy. There are bundles of pink Canes, little groups of Lavender and Abaca Ribbon Cones. For movement the pallet is edged with pink Cordyline leaves and 2 deep burgundy Zantedeschia sweep around the outside.
Tapestry



Gladiator

Gladiator
Dominated by the Allium Gladiator, this is ideal decoration for the reception area. Mitsumata sticks form the back bone of the modern design, cleverly positioned so that the arrangement appears much bigger than it really is. The base oozes with texture thanks to the loops of Cordyline leaves and groups of Celosia and Roses. For added glitz, loops of green bullion wire are wound around a stub wire.

















Strelitzia

Forget that winter is well on its way with this jazzy, vibrant arrangement. The impressive look is achieved with nothing more than Strelitzia flowers and their leaves with 3 Leucospermum heads nestled in moss.
Strelitzia


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Alex 01 Feb 2012 at 9:13 pm

those are some very unique designs, I love them all.

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