Tag: evergreens

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…

Merry Christmas!

Today I want to share some traditional Christmas floral designs I have done in the past two weeks. The first one using tulips, pomegranates, and assorted evergreens. In my quest to continue to be more eco-friendly with my design mechanics I used a vintage Dazey floral holder to make this piece instead of floral foam. These holders are easy to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 152

Simple white and green arrangements are wonderful during the winter season, here I have used evergreens with white hydrangeas and “Eskimo” roses. The Eskimo roses are a lovely white like the December full moon, opened to a full multi-petaled bloom. I’ve left one side of the container open to show some of the water in the vase, and give the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 148

A quick holiday vertical composition for today, done in a self made vessel. The roses are one of my new favorites, an antique gold color variety called “Combo”. I’ve paired them with a stem of holly and some juniper to create this vertical design. The Combo roses really make this arrangement, the full open blooms and antique color add some…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 142

With some of the remaining materials from class last night I made this arrangement, mass and line. I think I would have preferred a longer rose stem to show the line more, but sometimes you have to work with what you have. The mass of course is the evergreens and shorter rose. I had six roses to use, but felt…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 141

From my Sogetsu ikebana class tonight, ikebana using only branch material. My sensei brought us branches of dirrerent evergreens and some red and green roses and asked us to choose a lesson from either book 3 or 4 of the Sogetsu textbooks. I choose to use the evergreens to do an arrangement with only branch materials since it seemed like…