Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ikebana Class - Two Free Style Arrangements

My daily life is almost getting back to normal, day by day. This past two months my husband and I were so busy trying to settle down to our new home, we plan to live here for rest of our life. It is a beautiful place. Its surrounding is the historic Washington Crossing Park. General Washington crossed the Delaware River here to attack British on Christmas night during Revolution War.
I found a piece of  wood trunk here in the park long time ago. I have been keeping it and now I could use it for my August Ikebana class.
One piece of  wood trunk, Sunflower, Cornflower and  Magnolia
Ceramic container placed under the wood trunk
 Horsta, Japanese Anemone, phlox, willow and honeysuckle
vine in ceramic container which color match the flowers.  

Sunday, August 7, 2016

July, August Orchids Bloom

Our new house is now finished, and we have been moving this past month. It has been a very stressful time, and I haven't been able to pay attention to my orchids but they surprised me with their blooms this Summer. Now, the blooming orchids are in the new home, except the rest of the orchids still are staying outside of my old house. By October, all the orchids will be in the new house before it gets cold. With all this stress, and without materials organized or brought over from the old house, I haven't been practicing ikebana. I'm also just too tired to think about it. I will also be missing the August's class. I feel my life is miserable right now!
E. Mariae.  It has been blooming more than 5 weeks.
Dendrobium. Division of same plant.
Hall way of my new home. Lady Slipper orchid
is still blooming.