Thursday, 25 December 2008
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
A branch from the garden, an orange Gerbera, and a Bergenia leaf.
Use only as much as you need - nothing more. That's the secret of ikebana. It could also be a way of living if you wish. Not as easy as it sounds. These are really simplified arrangements with not a leaf that isn't necessary. At least that is what I have aimed for.
Gerbera and Berberis in a simplistic vase.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Ornithoglaum and some green stuff in a boat container
Snowberries (Symphoricarpos) and some more of the green stuff
Ornithogalum with a dry leaf and green plant material.
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Here is my Chabana arrangement from the ikebana class at the Japanese tea house. Two kinds of grass, a Bergenia leaf and some humble autumn flowers.
There should always be two lines in a chabana arrangement, one for the tea master and one for the guest. In this case the high grass and the Bergenia leaf represents those lines.