Friday, April 3, 2020

Orchids for March

I checked my older post and found out this orchid had been blooming in Spring, 2016. For four years, it has not bloomed at all ever since. Until two months ago I noticed it started to budding. Now it is in full bloom. I am so surprised and delighted!
Epidendrum Ciliare, miniature flowers only 2" in size

close up view, it has more flowers then last time
Paphiopedilum the tropical lady slipper orchid,
same situation like the first picture. So happy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2020- Ikebana (7) The last one

I am so glad that I am able to complete all three rotations of Ikebena arrangements displayed at the flower show. The 2nd rotation's pictures (see below) were forwarded to me by my friend, because I was not there in person.


Saturday, March 21, 2020

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2020- Ikebana (6)

These arrangements below were the third rotation from Friday to Sunday (the last day). I was there to do my duty on Friday, to be a hostess in the Ikebana section for two hours. All I had to do was just answer the viewer's questions about Ikebana.

These three arrangements were my demo pieces at flower show 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

PHS Philadelphia Flower Snow 2020 - Ikebana (5)

Below is the first rotation of Ikebana arrangements (3 rotations in total), all major Ikebana schools evenly participated in each rotation in the flower show's Ikebana section. This year's feature arrangement for the whole Ikebana show fell on Sogetsu BuxMont Study Group. As you could see here (the first picture) they used a lot of Japanese quince branches, king protea, mum and other materials.
They did a very beautiful arrangement and got many compliments!
Five members of BuxMont Study Group's composition

          Ohara           Sogetsu,             Ikenobo          Sogetsu(mine)     
Ohara school

Educational table

Sogetsu school

Sogetsu school
Ohara school

Sogetsu school
Ohara school

Ikenobo school
Sogetsu school
Ichiyo school
Ohara school

Ikenobo school
Ikenobo school

Sunday, March 15, 2020

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2020 - Orchids (4)

There were so many beautiful and brilliant Cattleyas, Cymbidiums... and their alliance was displayed in the orchids section. See below for just a few of them: