Thursday, May 23, 2013

Only one kind of material

Material: Iris
Container: Ceramic vase
Iris blooms in May is perfect  material to compose only one kind of material arrangement. My Japanese iris still not blooming yet, I used the most beautiful and widely grown  iris bearded hybrid instead. (5-21-13)

Free style-Spring flowers arrangement

Material: Allium,Daisy, hosta leave and bamboo peel
Container: Ceramic vase
We are so happy to resume our class after almost three month long off.  I picked allium, daisy, hosta from my flower bed to have spring flower arrangement. Adding  thin bamboo peel to create more interesting expressions. (5-21-13)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Peony Sunday

Materials: Peony,wild berry branch,spider ward leaves.
Container: ceramic vase.
Bring a container and scissors,  arranging and enjoyed the beautiful blooms from Eleanor Tickner's 4 acre peony gardens with three thousands of peony plants. First, I want to thank Ms.Eleanor so kind to open her peony garden to Ikebana Philadelphia chapter. It was a drizzling day, not too many members attended but we enjoyed the warmest hospitality of Ms. Eleanor. She provided three bucket of peonies and cut the flowers from field accoding to our wish.   She sprayed alcohol on scissors before cutting the flower in order to prevent transmission of disease from plant to plant..  (5-19-13)