Thursday, February 23, 2012

Paper Wrapping Arrangements 2

Using a metal sculpture I purchased as a base to hold my paper folded fan, mum and Japanese flower quince branches together for my arrangement. This is the first time using the metal sculpture. I arranged this just for fun.(2/23/2012)
This was another paper wrapped arrangement for my class today. My teacher said it's very useful and beautiful for fund raising table arrangement also there are many way to do it so she wants us to do it again. (2/21/2012)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Contemporary Design

Because my Phalaenopsis orchid plant fell off my kitchen counter (small pot, big flower), the beautiful flower stem broke; my heart was broken. I had to use it for today's class. So my idea was to use black painted twigs and the white Phalaenopsis in a black tall vase. I made sure the twigs were tall enough this time. (2/21/2012)

I bought this small bamboo fence from Taiwan last month. This is the only idea that I can think of so far, using bitter sweet and dried roses.This is my own initiative. (2/14/2012)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Orchids Bloom

After I was absent three weeks away from home last month, I was so happy and excited to see all my orchids were fine and some were blooming (I watered them more and lowered the room temperature to 60F degrees before leaving).
I brought 6 orchid plants to BCOS 's meeting tonight (2/16/2012). My Cymbidiums always get 1st place.

Cymbidium "Moonstone" It has three stems. This was a subdivided from a previously crowded plant which had 12 flower stems last year, it's so striking!
These Cymbidiums I can't trace their original name.
Left:Brassia Winter Wonderland " white fairy." It has 5 flowers. This is a subdivision of the one I posted last November that bloomed. It had 7 flowers. This one is blooming now. Right: Bllra. Tahoma Glacier "Green" 3 flowers, first time blooming.

Left: Cattleya. Name unknown.
Right: Dendrobium. Spring Dream "Kumiko"

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Paper Wrapping Design 1

This is my make up work for my absence in class last month. The teacher's assignment was to use wrapping paper as part of the design. I wrapped a sheet of dark paper around a glass vase and pasted two small Japanese flower designed papers on top, it looks very Japanese.
At last I arranged the Nandina, Cymbidium flower, leaves and some berry branches in the paper wrapping designed container.
Below are two examples my teacher sent to us: