Garden cuttings are good materials for your Ikebana. Fresh materials without paying a cent. For this week’s Tuesday Ikebana, I used some garden cuttings from my balcony. As temperature get higher, the scarcity and prices of flowers in our area also get higher. This is why I keep some plants in our balcony for my Ikebana needs.
Garden Cuttings for Ikebana
After our morning lessons at Seishincho Community Center, I passed by my usual flower shop to get additional flowers for my afternoon class. Unfortunately they do not have much for me choose from. As I opened our glass doors for fresh air, the overgrown stems caught my attention. It was like a reminder why I planted them in the first place – use them for Ikebana.
A few minutes before my sensei arrived, I took some garden cuttings from the rosemary and citronella plants. I have also longed to use the kumquats so I was excited to cut a branch.
I placed them in an urn-shaped based together with a Japanese box stem and dried driftwood. The scent of the rosemary and citronella filled our living room and helped prevent mosquitoes entering our house.