Thursday, April 26, 2012

M W G C- April Little Show- Parallel Design

Materials: azalea, blue bell, columbine, daffodil leaves, and salvia.
"One by Land, Two by Sea"- a Parallel Design to commemorate Paul Reverie's ride. Three or more groupings of plant material that must arrange as single unit in one container.

Friday, April 20, 2012

April Orchids Bloom

I brought these three orchids to the BCOS meeting tonight (4/19). There were not many blooming orchids at this time on the show table as last month.

Max. Tenuifolia. The flower only 1.5 inches in size.
Our society member Andy gave me this plant after he divided the original plant couple years ago. I treat all my orchids equally, some faithfully bloom every year and some you just have to wait...wait for many years. Sooner or later it will bloom surprisingly. It happened to me in many cases (above picture is one of them). That is the joy of  growing orchids.

L. Purpurata var. carnea x BI. Richard Mueller
This one blooms every year faithfully.

Onc. Mtdm. "Isaku Nagata"
Its fragrance fills the room in the morning pleasantly.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Free Style- Branch in full bloom

Fully utilized the Azalea branch. I tried to arrange two styles: Moribana( suipan) and Nageire (Tall vase). See which one is prettier? ( I trimmed off more flowers).
I forced the Azalea branch that I cut from my daughter's garden 7 weeks ago, I used it for class assignment "Young and Old" last week. Now in full bloom.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Free Style " Young and Old"

Materials: Young azalea, old driftwood and old Japanese box.
In today's class, my teacher wanted us to arrange something to signify young and old materials harmoniously together. Especially there are so many new leaves and budding branches right now. I chose azalea, combined with old driftwood and old Japanese box to make this composition.
I trimmed a lot of azalea leaves (before trimming, see right picture below) and rearranged the composition (above picture done in the class and below left rearranged at home). 4/4/2012

Showing Line at Base

Materials: Reeves spirea and Daffodil
Contain: Ceramic vase (I bought from Japan).
I did this in November 2009 class (book3-18). Teacher gave us this assignment again; she wants to push us to the next level. It can be viewed from both sides. (4-4-2012)