Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Sunflowers for My Birthday

Sunflowers symbolize happiness, warmth, life, and vitality. It also represents loyalty and strong bonds. For this week’s Ikebana, I used sunflowers for my family and friends who made my day special.  Thank you for all your lovely and warm greetings!   Sunflowers as My Way of Saying Thank You My first arrangement is a basic Moribana which is the first lesson I learned when I started studying Ikebana. In this arrangement, I.. Read More

New Zealand Flax To Play With

New Zealand Flax is one of my favorite materials for Ikebana. The leaves are quite long, strong, and flexible. These leaves are one of the best materials to use if you are learning about leaf manipulation. They are very versatile and malleable. You can use them like ribbons or weave them like a basket or mat. For our Ikebana lesson last Tuesday, we got a bunch of New Zealand Flax together.. Read More

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

Natsutsubaki Featured in Different Ikebanas

Natsutsubaki or summer camellia is a plant species native to Japan and Korea. Its flowers are small (only up to 8 cm wide) and single-layered.  The flowers are abundant in June until end of August. A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to have it in our flower set. It was my first time to use this plant. I got some stems with thick foliage and in different height. Hence, I decided to.. 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