Flowers calling spring

Branches of hydrangea, rape blossom, and carnation. It’s coldest season for a year in Japan, so we want to feel coming spring from flower arrangements.   Today, I learned narcissus arrangement  in Ikebana class. I ’m longing for spring…

Flower Arrangement for New Year’s Day

Japanese apricot blossom, Pine tree, yellow chrysanthemum,  red fruits of chloranthus glaber Makino. Japanese people like those flowers as plants for celebration. Especially Japanese apricot(Ume) and pine tree. Ume blooms in very early spring when we can’t see other flowers. Pine tree has evergreen leaves which has been symbol of virtue in Japan. Adding bamboo, … [Read more…]