Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cherry blossom and Daffodil Arrangements

Winter's too long, spring's too short.
Cherry blooms, Daffodils gone in a flash!
Life is precious, be happy!


Friday, April 25, 2014

Free Style - Using Japanese Quince

 My neighbor's Japanese Quince bushes are blooming at their peak. She allows me to use as much as I want. I feel it's a pity if I don't use it to show its beauty. So, here are my Ikebana arrangements. (at class and at home)
Material: Japanese Quince, Mum, Pine and driftwood
Container: Ceramic Suiban, made by my daughter

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Miniature Arrangement - Fairies in My Garden

A Miniature Mass Design. Must be no bigger than 5" wide x 5" tall x 5" deep. This is our MWGC's Little Show for April.
My container is a porcelain cream cup, it 's less then 2" tall. Hydrangea has its natural mass form. The bent midollino sticks are what in my imagination are fairies flying around the flowers.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Orchid in Ikebana

At the SEPOS orchid show, I met a member from another society who has many beautiful orchids on display. He said that he grows his orchids in the green house. He snapped a stem of spider orchid and gave it to me at the end of the show without hesitation! I used it with philodendron leaves to arrange a contemporary style. Both materials can last a long period of time.

 Does it look like spiders crawling on the leaves?

Monday, April 14, 2014

SEPOS Orchid Show

Once again our Bucks County Orchid Society (BCOS) attended the annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society (SEPOS) Show along with other societies. The show was held at the Academy of Natural Science Museum in center city Philadelphia, from April 11-13, 2014. I contributed four plants to join the show for our society.
Our Bucks County Orchid Society's display booth

Mtdm. Issaku Nagata
" Volcano Queen"
Before bring to the show
Odcdm. Sunlight "Hilo Honey"
Close up view. Fragrant

Onc. Chaculatum  "Golden Pacific"
One week before the show,
not in full bloom yet.
Cym. Little Black Sambo
 "black Magic"
The four pictures above are my plant for the show. The weather was suddenly changed like summer, up to 80 some degree yesterday, that was not optimal for the plants.
Maryland Orchid Society got the most prize ribbons
Maryland Orchid Society's Cattleya got "Best plant of the show" ribbon

Other Society's beautiful Phalaenopsis

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Free Style - Large Arrangement

Our Sensei asked all the class members to prepare and try to make a larger arrangement at each class for the next couple months, in order to select the best one for upcoming exhibition in July.

Material: Willow, Mum, Hydrangea and pine
Container: Ceramic vase (made in Ghana, bought from Home Good)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Only One kind of Material - Book 4- 4

Material: Chrysanthemum and it's own stem
Container: Ceramic vase