Tag: azalea

Nature Inspired Bouquet

As promised, another bouquet that was nature inspired. Actually the materials are gathered from the woods around my parents home in the mountains in the western part of Virginia. I found so many little mosses and lichens,their growth aided by an usually cool and wet summer, and it was a pure delight. Little pieces of treasure all around, slowly revealing…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 365

It’s the 365th day of my project at last. When I started this project a year ago I had my doubts about whether or not I could make it beyond a month or two. Over the many months I have learned to create daily, good or bad, to just make it happen as part of my daily routine. It been…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 357

Two things I have in abundance here at my parents house, branches and beautiful hydrangeas. To make the Hana-dome for this ikebana I used only branches that had fallen in storms during the last week. I’m hoping that the dahlias will have blooms soon, and the garden may yield more flowers after the rains that started tonight. During the last…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 270

The last of the spring tulips from the garden are fading, I used one today with some pink azalea, hosta leaves and winged euonymous. The combination of pink, green and brown looks pretty good together. Not bad for odds and ends from the garden. I have lots coming up, but the severe lack of rain is a concern. During the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 268

There is a lightness of materials and color in this arrangement, the delicate pink azalea blossoms and coppper colored angel hair is a great color combination too. It’s only meant to last an hour or two, but that is plenty of time to enjoy the beauty. Sometimes the best ikebana only lasts briefly, then it’s gone.