For Day 4 I wanted to do something with the Japanese knotweed growing nearby, it’s an extremely invasive plant but I still like using it. I cut a large stem of it and sawed it into small pieces of different lengths and placed them on one side of a suiban and secured them in place. I chose a stem of hydreangea and some daisies and place them in the “tubes” of the knotweed. My idea was to have them come together over the water to to draw the eye out over the open water. Not bad for Day 4 of 365 Days of Ikebana.

6 Replies to “365 Days of Ikebana-Day 4”

  1. frederick says:

    great fresh daisies! I like how you set them in that pretty purple hydrangea.

  2. Doug kingsbury says:

    Beautiful, Keith! Good luck with your 365 project!

  3. Keith says:

    Thanks Doug! I’m really looking forward to seeing how my work evolves from beginning to end.

  4. Keith says:

    I wanted to use yellow coreopsis, but there were only 3 blooming stems. So the daisies were the alternative and in abundance.

  5. Tuija Nyrönen says:

    I’ve come familiar with Japanese knotweed during this spring-summer. But only couple of days ago I find out it is called Japanese knotweed. I falsely called it Himalayan balsam. No I now the difference. No I’m lucky or unlucky to live in a neighborhood where this slightly scary plant grows wild. As close to bambu as I propably ever get.

  6. Keith says:

    Despite the fact it is invasive it is an interesting material to use!!

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