Tag: hosta

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 270

The last of the spring tulips from the garden are fading, I used one today with some pink azalea, hosta leaves and winged euonymous. The combination of pink, green and brown looks pretty good together. Not bad for odds and ends from the garden. I have lots coming up, but the severe lack of rain is a concern. During the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 269

I found this curved iris stem in the garden today, mostly bloomed out except the last bloom at the tip. It has a great curved shape, and it looks great with the hosta leaves that have opened. Each day I go out to see if the hostas have opened, eager to collect their leaves. It’s probably a good thing that…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 119

One leaf, one flower. Such a simple concept, right? Well yes and no, it can come together with little difficulty or be a struggle. The first photo is one I had done a few weeks ago, orange zinnia and a Japanese butterbur leaf. The combination of the two and the container worked quite well and fell together with ease. I…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 87

Colors in the same tonal range or vertical composition? The answer is that they are both. The combination of yellow pincushion protea, dried bird of paradise leaf and hosta leaf are in the same tonal range of yellows. If you look at the chart below you can see the different tones of yellow used in the arrangement. The arrangement is…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 82

Simplified expression is the ikebana of the day, made of stacked hosta leaves and clusters of yellow craspedia (one of my all time favorite flowers). The hosta leaves are massed together all to one side to show some movement, and the craspedia peeking out from the base. A simple design with a strong impact.

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 73

Reusing the pomegranate branch from Sunday’s class I made this nagiere arrangement. The branch has been stripped of it’s leaves so that I could give the feeling of a later part of autumn. Bare driftwood, a fading yellow hosta, and some balloon vine are the elements I used to finish the design. Nice movement, and a gentle feel of autumn.…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 60

Autumn blew in this evening dropping the temperature to more seasonal levels, and so I wanted to do an arrangement that echoed that change. I selected some burr oak branches that had been spotted during an walk earlier in the week. They have a great acorn with a fuzzy cap and I removed of the leaves to give it a…