Calandiva was the centre of attention on the main court of floral event Alden Biesen in Belgium.
Floral artist Lieve Buysse created a massive enchanted rose out of hundreds of Calandiva plants by Fides. A lovely thought, because close up these feisty little flowers look a lot like mini-roses.
Making Off Enchanted Calandiva
Fase 1: building a base to hold the Calandivas. Plastic ensured the plants could be kept moist without spoiling the mold.
Fase 2: the base was fenced in by tall birch branches, to create a sense of inclosure and inclusion in the square.
Fase 3: Next the pattern was carefully laid out.
Fase 4: By creating different heights the contrast between the broad design and the slender branches was emphasized. This way a magical play with perspectives was guaranteed.
Fase 5: The pattern was than filled up by Lieve with hundreds of red, pink and white Calandivas.
Fase 6: Practise makes perfect: always leave a strip as entry, exit and easy way to supply the stylist in the middle.
Fase 7: After filling in the last empty places in the middle there's nothing left but to make a backwards exit, filling in the last open spots with gorgeous Calandiva.
Fase 8: The finishing touch ensured all elements became one coherent and connected design.
Fase 9: The Calandiva rose was the absolute showstopper of Alden Biesen. It just proofs that a small plant can make a big impression, when a creative mind dares to think out of the box.