Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy New Year - December Orchids " Cattleya"

These four cattleyas are always blooming in December  in time for the
C. percivaliana ' Summit' FCC/AOS. The " Christmas" cattleya.
It was collected in Venezuela over 50 years ago.

Lc. Huge, dramatic flowers on a vigorous plant. I divided
this plant last year, now both are in bloom. Fragrant.

Lc.  This one has the same beautiful flowers, but it's not as big
as the above cattleya, and its lip has no ruffled white line. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Year Arrangements

Pine, bamboo and red, white roses are the main materials that I used for this new year arrangement.
The wood base is a gift from my husband's Japanese teacher. I just love it!
(12/14/2012  done in home)
Wishing you the quiet beauty of a peaceful and healthy holiday season.
Vertical or New Year  arrangement. (12/18/2012 in class)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Arrangements 2

The date 12/12/12 this year is very special and unique. It's my birthday. My husband bought me 12 roses (red and white) for my special day. I am delighted to use them for my Ikebana class.
Here are the two Christmas arrangements: the first one was done at home, the second one was done in class.  I thought that it was an abstract ikebana arrangement and that it was inspired by the Sogetsu master, but my teacher said it is western styled. I am really confused!
Red (rose), green (pine) and white (twig) are the basic
 Christmas colors.
Container: Glass vase (12/17/2012)

Another kind of Christmas arrangement.
Container: Glass wine glass (12/18/2012)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Arrangement 1

This is my make up Holiday Arrangement for the class I missed (12/4/2012). I wish you an early Merry Christmas!
This arrangement can be viewed all around. No kenzan,
water tube for Poinsettia ( burn the cut stem first).
Material: Poinsettia, Nandina, Holly, silver painted vine,
 bamboo and ball.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Only One Kind of Material- Camellia

Camellia is one of my favorite plants. On a sunny day it blooms so bright and happy, but when the weather is unstable and gloomy, its flowers do not look so happy at all. Before the flowers wilted I cut and arranged them. Using only one kind of material for arrangement is my teacher's assignment (12/4/ class). Here it is: