Tag: roses

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 165

The last rose of the year from the garden, hard to believe that it’s possible this late in December. One of my new containers is a mid century Russell Wright piece (given to me by Frederick and his mother Phyllis), I believe it is a vegetable bowl, and I thought I should use it today. I added bits of cedar…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 160

For Christmas I made this arrangement, starting with the branch I gleaned from a pile of discarded tree branches. Some magnolia and “Red Piano” garden roses were the next materials added, I so stepped back and loved what I saw and thought it was the right time to consider it finished. Then I moved on to finish the last of…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 152

Simple white and green arrangements are wonderful during the winter season, here I have used evergreens with white hydrangeas and “Eskimo” roses. The Eskimo roses are a lovely white like the December full moon, opened to a full multi-petaled bloom. I’ve left one side of the container open to show some of the water in the vase, and give the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 148

A quick holiday vertical composition for today, done in a self made vessel. The roses are one of my new favorites, an antique gold color variety called “Combo”. I’ve paired them with a stem of holly and some juniper to create this vertical design. The Combo roses really make this arrangement, the full open blooms and antique color add some…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 146

Out of necessity and fatigue I made this small floral offering for view tonight. It’s easy, but just want I needed to do when I am this tired. The timing of the holidays, being so busy and having this project to do are all colliding. Temperatures in the 30’s in the studio don’t help much either (but they do make…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 143

It’s been raining all day here, a record winter rainfall of 3.1 inches fell today. Our average total rain for December is 3.05 inches. Tonight the temperatures are falling steadily and I thought I should use the scented geranium before we get a freeze in the next day or so. This got me thinking about what variations I could use…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 142

With some of the remaining materials from class last night I made this arrangement, mass and line. I think I would have preferred a longer rose stem to show the line more, but sometimes you have to work with what you have. The mass of course is the evergreens and shorter rose. I had six roses to use, but felt…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 137

What do you get when you have no materials to make ikebana? A challenge! I meant to get flowers today, but I had too many other things going on and forgot. So for my arrangement I had to see what I could pull together. I had a nice branch of driftwood that my partner Frederick had brought back from the…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 135

The rose in this arrangment was the inspiration today, the variety name is “Amnesia” and it’s considered a lavender novelty rose. The outer petals are seemingly gray, and that’s where the other materials come in. A piece of sun bleached date palm and a dried sunflower seed head, both of which have a lovely gray tone to them, set off…