Tag: begonia

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…

Wedding Bouquet

This is my garden inspired bouquet, using what I could find still in bloom in the late summer heat. I bought the kale leaves and glued them to the underside of the bouquet to start, and glued a leaf to cover the handle. Flowers were collected and cut from the garden and our potted plants and I got a nice…

Grown and Gathered Flowers

The best part of summer is the wonderful array of flowers the garden has to offer, and if you look carefully you can find great roadside flowers to add to that bounty. Here is my latest collection of garden and gathered blooms in my $3 compote (yes, that price is correct!). I realize this is a departure from the ikebana…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 106

A miniature ikebana arrangment today, inspired by the lovely pink begonia bloom. I wanted to use it since it is at the peak of perfection. So small so it had to be a minature ikebana. I chose a small white sake cup and curled up a single leaf of bird’s nest fern and place it in the cup, inserted the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 96

My arrangement started out very flashy and, very honestly, overworked. I think I may at some point post selections of the ikebana pieces that got a thumbs down, just for fun. For today it was better to be simple and work in a small ikebana vase. The materials are black calla lilies, a begonia leaf and asclepias physocarpa. It a…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 89

My freestyle ikebana arrangement for today with green china berries, whorled begonia leaf and plumosa fern. The berries were the starting point for the arrangement and I realy wanted to so something that could use them in. Adding in the whorled begonia leaf(from one of my begonia plants) and the plumosa to make it a little airy. The begonia leaf…