Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Carnation: Elegance and Versatility

Carnation is one of the popular flowers often preferred for bouquets or centrepieces. It is also a favorite flower to give as gift on Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Day. Originally, its natural color is bright pinkish-purple. But because of modern technology, this flower is now available is array of colors whole year round. Each color of the carnation has a symbol or meaning similar to other flowers. However in general this flower expresses.. Read More

Celebrating Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. People from allover the world give pride to women and their critical role in our society. To celebrate this day, I made two Ikebana arrangements that would somehow describe today’s ladies.   Women from Different Perspectives Men always complain about the difficulty of defining women. Oftentimes women are being compared to the weather – sometimes warm, sometimes cold, always unpredictable. But I think this is what makes.. Read More

Steel Grass and Carnations

Steel grass is a very unique yet versatile plant for flower arrangements. Every time me and my husband make our after lunch walk along Shinsui Park behind Tokyo Communication Arts (TCA) College, I am always intrigued by a small bunch of steel grass planted beside the small rice paddy. I always tell my husband that my desire to cut some of the grass and use it for my Ikebana arrangement… Read More

Monochromatic Ikebana

For today’s lesson, I decided to highlight single colors in my Ikebana arrangements. It is not that I am lazy to think of color combinations (hmm.. maybe partly correct since it has been two weeks or so that I have not done Ikebana ;)) but I think giving emphasis to just one color would strengthen its meaning or purpose. For my first arrangement, I chose to showcase the purity and.. Read More