Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Orchid Bloom

It's almost in the end of March, but winter is not going away. The weather is wired, temperature is up and down, up and down!
Hopefully My Cymbidium and Cattleya orchids will warm you up a little.

Phaius Jun shirashi
One stem and three flowers only

Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Philadelphia Flower show 2

Following are the Ikebana exhibition of the flower show. These are the last turn (3 rotations) of Ikebana. To keep the arrangements fresh the display only show for 3 days each turn.

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show 1

The theme for this year's flower show was 'Celebrate the Movies.' Fairy tales and princesses were one of the dominant themes. My 2 hour volunteer shift fell on the last day of the show (the show ran from Feb 28 to Mar 8), the weather was so beautiful and warm that day too, so the Convention Center was very crowded especially there were many little kids wearing princess outfits, I guess they would love to see the Cinderella's glass shoe.
This post was much delayed, because I had computer problems and I couldn't find the pictures. Here are some of the pictures:



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hata sensei's class ( for March)

1) Variation No.8 combined styles ( Moribana and nageire).
2) An arrangement with multicolor container.
3) Repeating similar forms or shapes. (3/16/2015)
Hata Sensei's demo arrangement
Japanese quince, mum and 
lemon leave.  
 Magnolia branches, tulips
 and some green.(use 
fingers to open the Tulip)
Hydrangea and Tulip go well with multicolor glass vase

Stabled Yucca leaves form a loop and massed mum.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

An Arrangement to be Viewed from All Angles

Material: Magnolia branch, Sunflower, Hypericum (St. John's wort). Philodendron.
Container: Japanese ceramic vase

Mass and Curve Line

Same title, two different containers make the arrangement somewhat different feeling. My white container had gone forever, because after the class it slipped from my hand and broke many pieces, so did my heart.

Material: Weeping Cherry branch, Hypericum (St. John's wort) and Hydrangea
container:Two mouths white ceramic and black ceramic container
Willow, mum and evergreen in ceramic container
Little show for MWGC "Line design"

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Brazil Trip - Miscellaneous 8

The Brazil trip was from 2/14 to 2/26/2015. The journey had come to the end. It's nice to go to the warm weather for a change. Even though we are back to the reality (7 inches snow three days ago), but the Spring is approaching soon. Here are the last pictures I would like to show you.
Brazilian Hakka Taiwanese lady performed Hakka Tea song

Hakka flower umbrella dance (the 2nd generation)

The 1st generation old folk performed Taiwanese Aborigine dance
Hakka young generation's Fan  dance
Apollo Tree?

I noticed many of this beautiful purple blue flower tree on the
 road side. Its name is MANACA 

Parana pine is an en-dangerous pine tree, only grow in this\part
of South America. 

Small pink flower growing  in the pit of  big rocky hill.

In front of  gift shop

So excited to see the blooming orchids in  road side

I saw Cattleya and Dendeobium orchids grow on the tree.
I never seen the butterfly like this one, the pattern match the
shirt well (below)