Monday, May 28, 2012

Basket and Peony Arrangement

My husband's Japanese teacher gave me this basket (she made it by herself) and a beautiful wood base (see second picture) as gifts before she moved to Hawaii for retirement. I am so happy that I can use them for Ikebana.
Material: Iris, Coral Bell leaf and Peony.

Twigs (I painted and used them many times), Hosta, peony.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

MWGC May Little Show "Reflective Design"

"Twilight's Last Gleaming"- I made a Ikebana style arrangement  for garden club's little show, using three silver painted Bamboo, Shimmery ribbon, Hosta and Peony to suit this requirement "Reflective Design" I got 1st place.(5/23/2012)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Free Style- Using flowers

Now, my garden is so colorful and has a lot of Ikebana materials that I can choose from. It's a pity if I don't do any flower arrangements at home to continue practicing. Even though I don't have any classes for the entire month of May. So I have done some Ikebana recently, here is one, using Coral bell, Rose and Anemone in a very unique container.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Iris and Free Style Arrangememt

Materials: Peony with Scotch Bloom ( I trimmed some flowers off )
Materials: Iris, Butterfly maple and Spider wort.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May Orchids Bloom

Iwanegara Apple Blossom .Sturdy, compact plant. Great fragrance.

Cat. Irene Finney. Flowers are large and fragrance
Cym. Little Black Shampoo " Black Magic" AM/AOS
Below picture  is close up   

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Peony in Ikebana

I have four kinds of tree peony (different colors), they bloom earlier than a regular Peony. One of the flowers is so big that it is up to 9 inches in diameter. All are so strikingly beautiful! But it's a pity that they do not last long. I want to catch their beauty, so here are my three arrangements.
With painted twig, Philodendron, metal structure.
Peony with fig branch.
Peony with vine and Clematis.