Tuesday…with Spring Ikebana

February 24, 2015

Filed Under : D.I.Y - My Home - Spring - Winter

imageI always like to be inspired by what the garden has to offer, even if it doesn’t seem like there’s much around, but at the moment I love how the snowdrops are poking through the dead montbretia leaves…image …even though there’s a lot of dead stuff around which needs to be cleared, I find the natural flow of the plants movement quite captivating…image …as was this rust I found yesterdayimage image It made me want to create an ikebana arrangement to reflect what’s happening in the garden, so I collected some unlikely and minimal candidates…imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage( I was quite tempted to leave all the jam jars on the mantlepiece… )
imageimageI chose this ikebana vessel as I thought it had a flow to it which was reflected in the plants…imageimageMy first idea had been to work in the snowdrops, like they had been in the garden, but I couldn’t make it work…image…and the daffodils suddenly gave it that Spring punctuation I was after!imageYou can also see the Steller version here

7 thoughts on “Tuesday…with Spring Ikebana

  1. Birgitta

    I just absolutely can’t get enough of your photos. You are so very talented and all though I am sure you hear this all the time, I wanted to take the time out and tell you this anyway.

    Birgitta xx

  2. bekki

    Thats a lovely ikebana arrangement. Its amazing what difference that daffodile makes. It has the drama of winter with the hope and potential of spring.

  3. James Watson

    Wow, that’s so inspiring. I love how you just take normal jars and use them as ikebana vases. I think especially using at least one yellow flower gives any ikebana arrangment immediately an air of “spring”!
    Can’t wait to see more of your work!


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