Flowers and Ikebana

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 elegance of white. I used white baby’s breath and peonies. Peonies are in season at the moment. I did not remove the big leaves of the peonies to serve as contrast. I also placed it in a black ceramic vase to elevate the white flowers.

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White Ikebana using peonies and baby’s breaths in a black ceramic vase

For my second arrangement, I used violet alliums and asters. The tiny leaves of the asters served as fillers to give a fuller image of the tiny asters. The whole arrangement also highlighted the unique lines created by the alliums and the stems of the asters. I also combined the with and without kenzan techniques for this arrangement.

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Violets highlighting unique lines created by alliums and asters

My third Ikebana featured the femininity of pink through stargazers and carnations.

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Flower power in pink using stargazers and carnations

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