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Dmitry Turcan with Nelumbo Nucifera

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written by: Dmitry Turcan | 07-12-2019

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The last time I was surprised!

Recently, when I received lotuses from Thailand, imported by Ter Haar Ornamental Flowers in The Netherlands, I got very surprised. I always treat flowers that are unusual for our region with a feeling of awe. Working with these lotuses was new to me, because of that, it has been a highly fascinating experience for me. It made me realize that if you use a lotus without any combinations, it turns out it can be slightly boring.

 

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That’s me, Dmitry Turcan. Next time I make a picture of myself with the lotus!

 

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That’s when I transformed the lotus petals and the lotuses began to resemble something between a rose and a peony. This is very interesting for clients and florists, to see the lotuses in bouquets and compositions. A flower which wasn’t that accessible in the public before as it is now. The official name in the industry is Nelumbo Nucifera.

Nelumbo Nucifera is also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus. It is often colloquially called a water lily.

 

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A snow-white lotus can both be used in a wedding bouquet as it can be used as a gift. In my work, I combined autumn crispy brown leaves, black berries of aronia melanocarpa with delicate lotuses. In addition I got a very profitable and unusual contrast.

I was pleasantly surprised by how long the lotuses stood in the water. The lotuses were open for a week and showed themselves from a very good side. Right now I’m very excited to see how florists will incorporate lotuses in their own work.


Dmitry Turcan

Dmitry Turcan is a one of the most recognisable Russian-speaking floral artists. He is the founder of the online school of floristics Turcan International Flower School.

Born into a family of florists, Dmitry from an early age began to absorb the culture of flowers and learned the basics of floristic art. His unique style began to emerge in Italy where he lived for 8 years. Western Europe taught him to create minimalistic and concise objects. The style started to evolve when he moved to Azerbaijan, chic and abundance were deeply valued in that culture. So this combination of incompatible — luxury and restraint — formed the basis of Dmitry’s style in floristry, in which he continues to improve today.

A winner of many awards including Best in Show and Gold at the 2018 Singapore Garden Festival he was the designer who created the magnificent Lady Gaga floral piano.

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