Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hata Sensei's Class

Lessons for February 22:
1) Vegetables and /or Fruits in an arrangement (book 4-10). It's not a morinomo style.
My composition with fruits, vegetable, lily and pine
Hata sensei's demo : Leek, pepper and lettuce
2) Free Style: Container with a Narrow Neck
Material: Lily, forsythia and anthurium leaf
Container: Dark blue ice wine bottle
Another narrow neck vase which matches my material
choice of the mum and pine

3) Lesson of your choice or Flower Show practice:
I am going to have my Ikebana arrangement to display in the Philadelphia Flower Show next week. It's my first time, I am so happy that I have the chance to do it. I have been working on it and got the approval from Hata sensei. Will show it next time.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February Orchid Bloom

Some of the orchids below are just bloomed this month. Some below have been blooming since they first opened in January, extending till now.
C. Purple Star bright

Brassia, Spider orchid. (Close up view) 

Left plant was a division of the right.
 Onc. Winter wonderland " white Fairy " 

Dendrobium. one plant divided to became two from last year.
More flowers than ever before
(long lasting)
Onc." Wild Cat"
Cattleya, tall and big plant, fragrant

Finally wilted today (2/22)

Monday, February 15, 2016

An Extremely, Dangerous Cold Temperature

We experienced the blizzard last time with record amounts of snow. Since then, we have had a couple times of snow showers, also a heavy rain which melted and washed out most of the snow. Now, we have extremely cold temperatures (record low, days at teen and nights at below zero degrees), this is Fahrenheit, not Celsius. The coldest winter by far. I want my relatives, friends who live in tropical regions or countries to realize how cold it is! (2/14/2016)
Mother Nature's creation of Ilebana
Don't be fooled by the blue sky and sunny day.
 It is dangerous cold out there! Gusty wind forms the
snow looks like a moon in the frozen pond.