My Alstroemeria Video Tutorial Nr 1

Tutorial 1 - Soft transition from spring to summer.

By: IVAN BERGH | 31-05-2023 | 3 min read
Floral Designs Floral Education
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I had the pleasure to create not one, not two, but four tutorial videos for Tesselaar Alstroemeria, a company renowned for its fine-quality flowers.  I’m here to share my love for them and hopefully, inspire you to incorporate them more into your designs.

The First Tutorial Is 'Summer Vibes'

Throughout my extensive journey as a floral designer, I have developed a deep admiration for the subtle allure and tenacity of alstroemerias. These remarkable flowers possess an extraordinary ability to effortlessly conform to various styles and environments. Whether gracing the grandeur of wedding ceremonies or enhancing the intimacy of dinner table centerpieces, alstroemerias consistently bestow an exquisite sense of refinement and enchantment.

Within the vast realm of alstroemerias, Tesselaar Alstroemeria has artfully nurtured a diverse array of these flowers, each possessing its own distinct persona and charm.


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Tutorial 1 - Soft Transition From Spring to Summer

The light Alstroemeria Stephanie works really well with the wood as the base to express the transition of colors from spring to summer.



The Reasoning Behind my Video Tutorials

In this series of video tutorials, I have had a mission to showcase the remarkable versatility of these exquisite blooms. Each video unveils a distinct design concept, and I have derived immense joy from exploring various arrangements. In my view, floral design transcends notions of "right" or "wrong"; it is an expressive art form that invites us to revel in the pleasure and freedom of self-expression through the medium of flowers.

Throughout these tutorials, I will guide you on a journey from the vibrant blossoms of spring to the gentle farewell of summer. I will elucidate my selection of materials and meticulously walk you through my step-by-step design process. My hope is that by witnessing these tutorials, you will be ignited with inspiration to embark on your own floral design adventures, discovering the sheer joy of working with alstroemerias.

When it comes to choosing your alstroemerias, there is a vital tip I must impart: always opt for those that are slightly open. While it may be tempting to acquire them in their bud stage, particularly if you are sourcing them directly from the grower, trust me when I say that slightly open alstroemerias are the optimal choice. This preference is rooted in a simple truth: alstroemerias that possess a gentle openness tend to retain their strength and vibrancy for a more extended period.

And let us not forget, floral design encompasses more than mere arrangement; it entails comprehending the flowers themselves, their life cycles, and their harmonious interaction with their surroundings. Familiarizing yourself with these nuanced details can yield a significant impact on your design endeavors.

You can see all four tutorials in the article 'Playing With Beautiful Alstroemerias'.



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The flowers featured in these tutorials are Alstroemeria Cinnamon, Alstroemeria Jaffa, Alstroemeria Noize, Alstroemeria Panorama, Alstroemeria Stephanie, and Alstroemeria Wonder Sweet. These varieties and more are grown in the Netherlands by Tesselaar Alstroemeria. Video & Photography by Ivan Bergh Floral School.


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Ivan Bergh

My name is Ivan Berghella, everyone calls me Ivan Bergh. I am Italian, I live and work in Pescara. Graduated as an accountant in 1996, I immediately decided to take a new path. I wanted to work in the world of flowers. In 2001 I began my first collaboration with the European Athenaeum of Floral Art as an international teacher and judge, a collaboration that continued until 2011. In the meantime, in the years 2006 and 2007 I also participated in 6 different international seminars with the Flornet project in Hungary, Germany, Holland, and Norway. I took part in several competitions for florists, winning the Italian Championship and getting second and third places in International Championships in Sweden and Denmark. In my life there have always been flowers, my parents grew flowers, and so my passion and my feeling with them must have been born spontaneously. Probably this pushed me to become a florist, then my opening to the world led me to start international collaborations. I opened my school where we teach everything about compositions, flowers, and their use. You learn how to become a florist, but above all and most importantly, you learn to experiment, to dare with new materials, new shapes. It gives space to the imagination to make it visible and give it shape. I think that flowers can express our feelings, give a voice to our emotions. With colors, shapes, and materials we are able to communicate everything we have inside as artists. Flowers, love, and passion...



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