Tag: grasses

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 215

Some of the materials from two days ago, narcissus and lily grass, have been reworked for today’s ikebana. I am anxiouly awaiting the narcissus in the garden to start blooming so I can use the different varieties in combination. A short walk in the nearby monastery was great for viewing early spirng camellias, snowdrops and tête-à-tête narcissus, and perhaps influenced…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 40

My inspiration for today was the bay/beach, maybe it’s seeing it every day on the retreat or the impending winds/rain of hurricane Irene that influenced me. I wanted something with a very beachy feel and some lightness to it. The pampas grass (courtesy of Juanita’s yard) gives a bright and airy feeling, and the barnacle covered piece of driftwood from…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 37

For some reason today I chose not to place the sphere I had been working on in the installation spot and instead was drawn to late summer materials to make a smaller piece. I chose some grasses, some bittersweet (still in the green stage), driftwood, hydrangea, a fading hosta leaf and some bright orange/red nandina. Perhaps it was meant to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 30

As promised I did an arrangement with some grasses, which I thought were bulrushes at first, and used them to make lots of straight lines. The patterns are much like the sails on the sailboats I’m seeing out on the Chesapeake Bay each day. I added some green and white variegated hosta leaves, a couple of still green sedum and…