Monday, September 19, 2016

Arrangement using Fall grasses and late Summer flowers

The purple flat bean flowers were from my friend's vegetable garden. I arranged them into a big deep purple wine glass. The materials of  the other arrangement were collected from an open field, there were Fall grasses and late Summer flowers. I chose the basket for late Summer coolness and the title (Hata Sensei's assignment).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

September Orchid Bloom

This September I have been getting back to my regular activities like ikebana classes, garden club, and orchid society meetings. It's been a year since I attended an orchid society meeting. I had four orchid blooms this month for the show table (below). Now that we are in a smaller house, I have to reduce my orchid collection, so I donated six plants for the society this month.

Cattleya "Roman Holiday"

Cattleya, No Name. very nice fragrant 
L. Purpurata var. carnea x Bl. Richard Mueller
Long lasting flower, some time bloom twice a year

L. Benice Foster. Richard Mueller x B.cordata
" Lady of the night" fragrant at night

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Prepare for Exhibitiona

Meei-Huey Sensei and her students have been busy forming a study group during the Summer. It is named Sogetsu BuxMound Study Group ( Bucks County and Montgomery County). So our first exhibition will be held early next month on 10/8/2016.
From now on, every piece that we arrange in the class should keep in mind preparing for the exhibition.
Materials : Vine,firethorn berry, mum and hosta
Container: Japanese antique bronze vase

Repeating Similar forms or Shapes arrangement
Horse tail, phlox and Crepe myrtel in the ceramic