Category Archives: Floral Arts

Improvised Simplicity …Floral Friday

Some jazz improv was playing on the radio as I gathered the materials for today’s projects. There was no announcing of who the artists were or when and where the music was recorded. It was an uptempo blend of electric … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

I have been asked, “Why Ikebana?” There are many reasons it fascinates me. First and foremost is that it integrates with my spiritual practice. Just as each mindful moment of each day presents a lesson, so does each act of … Continue reading

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Dry Contemporary …Floral Friday

Before planning this week’s floral projects, my mind was obsessing about integration of floral element shapes with container shapes. Then, while gathering the three vases for today’s post, I decided to utilize dry and constructed floral ingredients. An off-white Burton … Continue reading

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Variety Pack …Floral Friday

Today I chose a varied selection of containers to ensure three different approaches to arranging. That means there is no over-arching theme to today’s Floral Friday. The first container has a modernistic shape and features 14 small openings around the … Continue reading

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Shape …Floral Friday

Aside from color, shape is a major ingredient in flower arranging. Today I combined differently shaped containers and paired them with interestingly shaped floral elements. I began the exercise with an inexpensive department store vase patterned after the classic Roman … Continue reading

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Stargazing …Floral Friday

Flower breeder Leslie Woodruff introduced his most amazing hybrid lily in 1978. Since then, the stargazer lily has been a spectacular success. Not only are its coloring and shape mesmerizing, the stargazer has a mild, heavenly scent. Woodruff named his … Continue reading

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Three Planters …Floral Friday

This was a good week to replant, transplant, and tweak a pair of old projects that had grown unruly and dusty and recreate another. In other words, they needed a bit of retreading in order to restore their appearance. There … Continue reading

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