Friday, November 18, 2011
The camellia is one of the most commonly used flowers in Japanese floral art, but in the United States we hardly see them used in the ikebana arrangement. Maybe the camellia is hard to get, also its flowers tend to fall off easily and do not stand up to transport. But I love it, so I planted a hardier species in my garden a few years ago. It has survived two harsh snow storms already. I am thrilled that I can use it today. The arrangement looks simple and elegant.