In celebration of spring, I couldn’t think of a better way than spending a morning with DP Ferriera from Ecozest.
Knyslifestyle had the privilege of paying him a visit at his studio in Rheenendal, Knysna, yesterday for a sneak peak of where the magic happens. This flower wizard does with flowers what a Michelin chef does with food – he creates a feast. With 20 years of experience, 14 of which in Knysna, his attention to detail, skill and passion for his craft is obvious.
Watching the blur of hands throw together an arrangement in minutes, I watched in awe and slight disbelief, once complete I was stunned by the result. With the use of natural fauna and flora, mostly indigenous to our lovely garden route, grown and harvested on DP and his partner, Hannes’ beautiful farm, mixed with simply mouth-watering flowers he sources from around the country. His results are never short of breathtaking. His studio is filled with every imaginable vessel and prop, from glass and grass, to baskets, pots and tins – you name it, which he uses to combine with his spectacular arrangements to create the most beautiful décor elements.
I was so thrilled to kick start my spring 2016 with DP and his stunning flowers and I look forward to sharing more of this with you through our September Spring Celebration.