Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year

Wishing you a wonderful and healthy year in 2016!
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.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

December Orchids Bloom

I have missed four BCOS meetings since September, so I wasn't able to display my orchids at our show table. My blog gives me a reason to record my orchid blooms.
Pot. Little Toshie 'H&R' (compact plant)

Cattleya, very fragrant. Blooming in time for Christmas

Onc. Sherry Baby
Still blooming over a month

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Arrangement - Merry Christmas (2)

Merry Christmas and happy holiday to all of you!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday arrangement - Merry Christmas (1)

The materials and container are perfect for a Christmas holiday arrangement. The first one I did in the class, the second one I rearranged at home to use less materials. (12/8/2015)
How to condition the poinsettia: Burn the cut end for few second and dip into the cold water. This way the flower can last much longer. My poinsettia has been used for more than a week.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Free Style - Using Paper as an Important Element

I used flower wrapping paper which has a colored dot design and I found tissue paper to match it. The carnations, mums and cymbidium's long leaves, all their colors coordinate well. (12/8/2015)

Free Style - Simple Arrangement

The banana leaf has been air dried for over a month, it is naturally curved like that. It looks heavy for this simple design so I choose a single mum and a ceramic container to incorporate it all. (12/8/2015)
Simply arranged with  Nandina berry, it and the
match well together. (12/17/2015)