Flowers and Ikebana

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 Fairy, Millets, and Bupleurum. We often see Bristol fairy flowers, also called as baby’s breaths, in bouquets. Millets, on the other hand, add some country touch to an arrangement. I also put Bupleurum to complement the light green millet. And as contrast to the white Gypsophila, I placed some reddish brown Sanguisorba. As I am writing this article, I am discovering a lot about the materials I used especially their names. I also discovered that Bupleurum plant is an important Chinese herb medicine because of its healing benefits.

Fillers Used in Ikebana
Millets, Bupleurums, Sanguisorba, and Gysophila as Stars in Ikebana

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