Tag: summer

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 21

Tired of waiting for the garden to start blooming again I went to the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market today to purchase some flowers. Using what I’ve grown or collected has been a pretty good feeling, but after days of barely being able to glean enough worth while materials to work with I had to buy flowers. The upside is that…

Glimpse of Summer

From my Saga Goryu Ikebana class this past week “Heika-Chokuseitai Maedome”. I’ve been studying this wonderful classical school of ikebana for a year now. It’s adding to my knowledge of ikebana and helping me to be more centered. Another nice aspect is that is has made my Sogetsu Ikebana seem much easier, maybe it’s the contrast between the rules of…

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…