Here is an arrangement celebrating the new year in Ikebana style.
Silver painted bamboo, pine, mum and nandina are my major materials for New Year arrangement.
I have been growing orchids for 15+ years now. In 2008, I took my first lesson in Sogetsu Ikebana. For me, growing orchids and creating Ikebana arrangements are my meditation. I created this blog to share my pictures and ideas with you. It is like my journal and helps me keep track of my progress.
|Pot. Little Toshie 'H&R' (compact plant)|
|Cattleya, very fragrant. Blooming in time for Christmas|
|Onc. Sherry Baby|
|Still blooming over a month|
|Simply arranged with Nandina berry, it and the |
container match well together. (12/17/2015)
|Cat. Hawaiian Lighting. It had three flowers last year.|
|Blc. Hwa Yuan Beauty 'Pearl" AM/OSroc.|
|From left: the 1st and 3rd have faded, the 2nd and 4th are still|
blooming now. (11/30/2015)
|Slc. Final Touch "Mendenhall' AM/ AOS|
|Slc. very nice fragrant in the morning|
|Division of C. Benice Foster (Lady of the night)|
|This Dendrobium was divided last spring. Other one is budding now.|
|Surprised the third flower on the right appeared 2 weeks later.|
|my arrangement with classmate's container and material|
|My container and material arranged by a classmate|
|Sensei changed the bright orange mum to this soft orange color leaves|
|My design, got third place|
|First place, by Pat|
|It's a fall theme arrangement. I tried to pick some color from the|
table cloth, it's not quite matching but very colorful.
|Reception table with program.|
The Taiwan map is on the back wall
|Hakka Lantern in the hall way|
|Two long Hakka flower banners on both sides of the stage.|
Two choir members were singing the opera "La Traviata".
|Poster about the program event|
|C. Mysteve Natsumi. Faithfully bloom every year this time .|
|C. Benice Foster Richare Mueller. Easy to grow and flowering,|
nice perfume at night. "Lady in the night" is its name
|Same plant as above, the pinkish color of the|
petals will turn yellow later on.
|Oncidium. "xenia" strong fragrant in the morning|
|Sensei's demo arrangement|
|My design and arrangement|