Friday, June 22, 2012

Sunflower Arrangement

Sunflower with bamboo and hosta
Sunflower with metal and Hosta
Using fresh and unconventional  material  design.
I use sunflower stem for supporting  metal sheet pieces.

Sunflower with Hosta,and Willow
Summer time at the pond side
Sunflower with Coral bell leaves, long leaves and wild onion

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Glass Container and Impromptu Arrangement

In our June 19 class, we had two assignments: The first one is "Focusing on the use of glass container,"  which was resumed from last time's title. Second one is "Bring your own container, moribana or Nageire of your choice."  Our teacher will provide materials for us, and we must arrange it and finish it within 25 minutes.
This was my third arrangement. The other two were done last time (6/5/2012) due to a canceled class.
Material: Wax plant and Hydrangea

The materials given to me are Azalea, astilbe, mum and hosta.
 All students must finish their arrangements within 25 minutes.
I would do it differently if I had more time.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Focusing on the Use of Glass Container

 Day lily and seashell. ( arranged in 6/5/2012)
Horsetail, Astilbe, Coral bell and one leaf (6/11/2012)
Side view

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June Orchids Bloom

Paph. "Shireen"
I ignored this lady slipper and almost gave it away.
Finally it is blooming after three years.
Encyclia "Green Hornet"  This one is so reliable,
its bloom seems to never end.
 Phalanopsis 1
Phalanopsis 2

Last year I had many Phalanopsis bloom.  This year I only have two.  Perhaps since I don't use fertilizer or my time was more devoted to my Ikebana.
I received this at our award night in May.