Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Ornamental Chili for Autumn Ikebana

Ornamental chili are now becoming popular not only for gardens but also for flower arrangements. They are also edible however, people use them more as decoration because of their color and shape. This week, we have a couple of chili stems to work on at our Tuesday Ikebana class. We did not have Ikebana class for the whole month of August. And I was away almost the whole month of.. Read More

Green Leaves for Rainy Summer

Green leaves for summer rain. During my last Ikebana class with sensei before our summer break, I enjoyed creating Ikebana using leaves as main materials. The leaves give a refreshing feeling against the hot summer. They are also abundant during this time of the year because of the trimming season at the parks and gardens. Green Leaves in Summer Ikebana In our flower set, I found a couple of lilies.. Read More

Small Arrangements as One Composition

Small arrangements in Ikebana is as challenging as making huge ones. At least it is for me. When using small vases or containers, there is not much space to position the fresh materials. Plus the flowers or leaves one can put can be very limited. For this week’s lesson with my sensei, I challenged myself to do a composition using a number of small Ikebana arrangements. I had the idea.. Read More

Garden Cuttings Turned Aromatic Arrangement

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.. Read More

Late Summer Flowers for Tuesday Ikebana

Late summer flowers are now in abundance. A good indicator that the summer heat starts to cool down. From the bright yellows, the color hues are now towards warm hues. After a month of hiatus from our regular Ikebana sessions, we had our lesson again last Tuesday. It was great to see my sensei and fellow students at Seishincho Community Center.  For this week, we had a combination of dark.. Read More