Tag: clematis

Floral Variations

This is an arrangement I did for the Independent Floral Designers Association table at Potomac Floral for their annual flower show in March. I thought it would be a good chance to do something that was ikebana inspired using a basic ceramic container and floral foam. My only limitation was that it could be no more that a foot wide,…

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…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 48

One of the most difficult materials for me to arrange is pyracantha berries. I’m not quite sure why, maybe it’s the long branches loaded with berries, leaves and thorns. The leaves usually have to go, and it’s a long process to take them off one by one being careful not to take the berries off also. The thorns are treacherous,…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 25

A single bloom of blue clematis and some fantail willow made for a lovely ikebana arrangement today. I had a rock that I wanted to use today to make another “hana kubari” styled design and those waiting elements were perfect. The arrangements from yesterday and today were both in tune with my partner Frederick who used the melon yesterday and…