Tag: Hana Kubari

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…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 24

This arrangement is made using a technique called “hana kubari”, it’s basically a way of using natural materials as the fixture to hold a flower or flowers in place. The small melon is used as the hana kubari to hold the orange zinnia. This melon was a vounteer plant in the garden, and in fact just started growing one day…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 22

It’s hard to believe that I am on day 22 of my project: a year of daily ikebana arrangements. One of our two banana trees provided me with some inspiration today, I wanted to so something with some leaves to show their surface. I cut two of the reddish banana leaves and shaped them in the low suiban I had…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 4

For Day 4 I wanted to do something with the Japanese knotweed growing nearby, it’s an extremely invasive plant but I still like using it. I cut a large stem of it and sawed it into small pieces of different lengths and placed them on one side of a suiban and secured them in place. I chose a stem of…

Cool Blue Water

Cool blue water surrounds the Hana Kubari made with a split stem of curly willow branch. Perched across the branch lies chartreuse green mini cymbidium orchid blooms and delicate blue grape hyacinths. It’s a cool relaxing arrangement for a beautiful early spring day.

Spring Awakening

Spring brings about renewal, long dormant life begins to awaken and reach for the sun. A perfect time  to begin some posts here and show some new arrangements. I thought I might create some just for this site, so here is the first one. I chose to use a curly willow branch that I split to make a Hana Kubari  (a natural…