Will flowers go brown in ice? Are some flowers better than others? what happens when you add tealights?
These are the questions I wanted answered when I gathered a small group of passionate flower arrangers together yesterday to experiment with ice. The results were awesome! We discovered the difference made by freezing water when it is still very hot, compared with chilling it down first. We marvelled at the fabulous effects when our finished pieces were put out in the sun. And then they started to melt. WOW! Suddenly we had bubbles moving which were still encased in the ice, and we were audience to nature’s own kinetic sculpture.
So why don’t we use it more often? A fantastic resource; after all we all have access to water and you only need that, a mould and a freezer! Well perhaps a bit of imagination! I will definitely being creating ice and flower arrangements this Summer for the outside BBQ table.
Fortunately I had the camera (and MIke for the video) with me so I have captured what we did for the June 2014 edition of floral design magazine. That edition comes out on June 9th so subscribe today and be guaranteed of more of my experimental adventures each month with flowers. It’s just a click away at www.floraldesignmagazine.com/secure/printmag.html
If you are already an ice queen with flowers, email me pictures of your creations… I can always add extra pages in that edition just for you! Me. I’m off to find a plastic traffic cone that needs to be filled with water…but will it fit in my freezer? Mmmm.