Tag: equisetum

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 26

Another try at manipulating leaves, this time with monstera leaves and a differeent technique for the equisetum. The monstera leaves I cut into “squares” to try to give them a different look and feel, the equisetum was curled at one end to given them an interesting look (almost like fern curls). Manipulating leaves is getting a bit easier to do,…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 23

Again I was drawn into manipulating the equisetum, I had vowed to move onto something else this week but the enticement was still there. I tried a different technique of making a “fence” of five stems of tall equisetum, something that I had not tried before. It wasn’t hard to do, but still took a lot of time and stem…

365 Days of ikebana-Day 19

My last day with the manipulation of equisetum, and I am ready to move on to something else. It feels much like I am phoning it in today, and that is a terrible feeling. This isn’t an easy project, and I knew that going into it. I’m doing for a reason, and that reason is that I want to get…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 17

Finally we get some much needed rain in Washington,DC. Our garden is happy today and so am I. The heat and dry conditions have make blooming material scarce in the garden and August still has many days left. One thing I wanted to experiment with was leaf manipulation with the equisetum(horsetail reed) growing here. It loves water so I had…