Tag: hydrangea

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…

Wedding Bouquet

This is my garden inspired bouquet, using what I could find still in bloom in the late summer heat. I bought the kale leaves and glued them to the underside of the bouquet to start, and glued a leaf to cover the handle. Flowers were collected and cut from the garden and our potted plants and I got a nice…

Grown and Gathered Flowers

The best part of summer is the wonderful array of flowers the garden has to offer, and if you look carefully you can find great roadside flowers to add to that bounty. Here is my latest collection of garden and gathered blooms in my $3 compote (yes, that price is correct!). I realize this is a departure from the ikebana…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 361

All day today it has rained, so that made it more difficult to get out and find materials to use. However my Mom brought home a huge palm from the grocery store this morning for me to use(hooray and thanks Mom!). So now I have palm to practice braiding, and that is what I did. I only did the one…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 357

Two things I have in abundance here at my parents house, branches and beautiful hydrangeas. To make the Hana-dome for this ikebana I used only branches that had fallen in storms during the last week. I’m hoping that the dahlias will have blooms soon, and the garden may yield more flowers after the rains that started tonight. During the last…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 355

It’s not ikebana, but it is an arrangement and it counts in my book as a creative effort. Today I’ve been busy spending time with the family, and mulching and weeding the flower beds, and prepping some things for this weekend. Maybe this summer I will be doing more arrangements like this just for fun, it’s effortless and I think…