Flowers and Ikebana

Spring Blossoms and New Techniques

Spring blossoms are here again! Quite early still but since mid-January we have already some in our flower sets. And last Tuesday, I am very happy to find some sweet peas and peach blossoms.

Spring Blossoms Ikebana

This year, my peach stems have finally bloomed. I usually get those that have big buds but never open. Please note however that they were in full bloom a day after I took the photos below. The feature above, on the other hand, belongs to the same batch of stems. The big flowers complement the light pink hues of the sweet peas.

Spring Blossoms Ikebana
Spring Blossoms Ikebana Using Sweet Peas, Peach Blossoms, Rapeseeds, and Daylilies

I also try to learn some new techniques in areas where I am a bit weak. With the help of my sensei, I brave myself to bend my peach blossom stems. Luckily the stems are sturdy enough. Bending the stems gave dynamic lines in the arrangement. It also helped me make the whole arrangement look lower but fuller.

Bending Techniques Applied to the Peach Blossoms for Dynamic Lines

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