Tag: spring

Ikebana International Exhibition at the United States National Arboretum

  The annual spring exhibition presented by Washington, D.C. Chapter 1 of Ikebana International begins on Friday, April 3rd at the United States National Arboretum. Today was installation day for the first week of the exhibition. My arrangement with the Sogetsu School of Ikebana is shown above. It features intertwining materials emphasizing line and space. The intertwined materials are wire…

Dancing Into Spring

A step in the right direction with one of my favorite springtime flowers, tulips! This is one of the arrangements I did during my demonstration of ikebana last month for the wonderful ladies of the Calvert Garden Club. I used one of my Hana dome constructions made of cherry and two low triangle containers in white and brown with a…

Winter is Melting Away

At last spring is on the horizon, after a bit of snow yesterday(and a snowstorm that thankfully never came to fruition). Today was perfect to revisit my Sogetsu Ikebana lesson from this past Monday’s class, works with ice. The lesson was fun, but I wanted to try it again and get a better result. For the class I tried to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 247

Here is something for the first day of spring, I’ll call it ikebana even though I know it’s more in the flower arrangement category. My partner Frederick bought me this small mid-century log novelty container and really wanted me to do something with it for him. It’s small and was probably orginally used as a planter or small floral container.…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 245

Tonight I’m doing ikebana using all flowers, mostly spring blooms from our garden. This is one of the lessons in the Sogetsu textbook and it has no branches or leaves only flowers. Luckily there are lots of flowers blooming in the garden to use, narcissus, hyacinth, muscari, and more. I’m never quite sure about his lesson, it can easily just…

Vertical Composition

It’s the in between time in the garden, no longer full of spring flowers and just beginning to have those of summer. I cut an iris leaf from the plant that is long past bloom, added some of the lovely varigated hosta leaves and some purple alliums to make a small ikebana arrangement. The small flowers and leaves were perfect…