Thursday, November 29, 2012

November orchids Bloom

Cattleya. Compact plant with strong fragrance.
It blooms for the first time, I am thrilled and
surprised its color and size (flower only 2.5"). 

Mitassia Charles H. Fitch " Izumi"
It's pity, it has only three flowers.

Finally! It's blooming. This is the last stem's flowers.
 ( please check  the last September's post) 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Cheer

Here I'm using a glass container to layer and arrange materials. This champagne glass and tall glass are a toast to everyone! Many thanks for all your support.
Champagne glass: Small pebbles layered first then colorful glass sea
shells, Hydrangea, orchid and mum is on top.
Tall glass: Colorful gem stones, Hydrangea and orchid. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

The previous party's center piece had a lot of flowers which I took apart. I took good care of them so I could reuse the flowers for the 11/20 class. I chose the subject "Thanksgiving Basket Arrangement" because I had a lot of materials and wanted to make a bigger one. It's 36 inches long and 14 inches wide. It can be viewed from both sides. I also arranged a simple "Free Style."

Free Style-- Sun Shine

I bought this ceramic container at a clearance sale at Home Goods. It has a hole in both sides. I put a gerbera daisy in both. You can see a little bit of the daisy in the back.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

LBH Holiday Party

Lower Bucks Hospital's holiday party is held in the Four Seasons Hotel every year. My husband and I were so happy to see his old friends and former partners there (he retired in June this year).
Here are the grand entrance's floral designs. It caught my eye and is very pretty. There was a big, tall and beautiful center piece of each dinner table (see the third picture). The people were so kind, they let me to take it home. I'm thinking that I can use these flowers to arrange a few ikebana style arrangements.

I placed the center piece at my living room table. After
a few days I might take them apart to make another
flower arrangements.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Basket Arrangement for Fundraising

These arrangements consist of Phalaenopsis orchids. I want to arrange them individually in two baskets with ikebana style.These baskets of flower arrangement were originally for the purpose of my garden club's gala night (11/ 2/2012) fundraising. But, unfortunately, the gala was canceled due to the super-storm Sandy.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free Style - Fall Theme

Less Is more; it definitely shows here. Please compare these two arrangements:
Bitter sweet, Hydrangea, Pumpkin and wooden stick.

I arranged this one at home first. In class
 my teacher said the line is beautiful enough,
it doesn't need any other flowers.

Fruiting Plant Materials

A crystal bowl and rustic basket (I made it using chicken wire and vine) don't seem to match too well together, but it worked and showed their contrast. My teacher agreed and said it's a nice arrangement.
Materials: Fig  branch, Nandina, Mum and Pine
Container:  Crystal bowl and Basket