Tag: roses

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…

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 328

Obviously this isn’t an ikebana arrangement, it is the altarpiece from a small wedding I did today. After leaving the set up I came home and had a nap and woke up with aches and a fever that climbed to 101.7F. Then later I had chills and more fever, so I am resting as best as I can tonight. I’m…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 300

Hooray, it’s day 300 of my project! This afternoon I worked on my installation at Artomatic, the nearly completed piece is shown below. I still have a lot of work to do to finish up tomorrow, but for today I am pretty happy with what I have done so far. My space is pretty large and I wanted to do…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 295

I’ve been busy preparing a piece for Artomatic, more details will be posted in the next week. For now I can say my work will be on the 2nd floor (as will be the work of my partner Frederick ) and I am still busy with the construction and installation. Artomatic is the Washington, DC area’s one-of-a-kind art extravaganza, involving…