Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Fillers As Stars in Ikebana

Fillers are small flowers or foliage that are used to complete an arrangement. They also complement the main flowers to make their beauty more visible. I find fillers very fascinating. For me they are as beautiful as most of the main flowers used in an arrangement. Hence, I made an Ikebana using common fillers as the main materials to showcase their beauty.   Ikebana Highlighting Fillers For this arrangement, I used Gypsophila or Bristol.. Read More

Purple Flowers for June

purple flowers ikebana

Purple flowers had been a part of our flower set during our Ikebana class for the past weeks.  When I asked my sensei about it, she said that purple flowers are abundant in June here in Japan. Maybe because it is one of the indicators that summer is already here. The colors of the flowers tend to go on the cooler shades like the hues of blue and purple. To embrace.. Read More

Herbs and Fruits for Morimono

I find herbs quite fascinating. They bring magical flavors to dishes, they have healing properties, and their scents help cleanse the air. My first attempt to have a garden full of herbs was a couple of years back when I was still based in Manila. Unfortunately, I was not successful to have one at that time. I again tried to grow some herbs when I returned to Tokyo in 2012. Our balcony.. Read More

White Flowers to Welcome the Summer

White flowers are a bit abundant these past few days. Temperature and humidity start to rise here in Tokyo. An indicator that summer is just around the corner. These white flowers somehow help ease the summer heat as they are very refreshing to look at. Last Tuesday, I have decided to highlight two white flowers for my Ikebana arrangements. I also added different shades of green to complement with the white color… Read More

My First Ikebana Workshop in Manila

One of my dreams is to share the art of Ikebana to my family and friends in the Philippines. It became one of my goals when I got my license as an Ikebana sensei. I was able to achieve that goal when my husband and I went to Manila last week for a short vacation. But much bigger than I hoped for. Last 30 April, I was able to have an.. Read More