Thursday, August 5, 2010

An Attempt

Ikebana Inspiration

I willingly admit to having zero training in any of this except for looking at a couple of books or so.  I know even less about the art of ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging.  I have surely broken every rule here in this arrangement.

Blame it on the vase, which I've been using this summer to get my gardenia fix in.  That and the handful of dwarf agapanthus that's still blooming in my back yard. 

This time I placed a frog in the bottom of the vase and surrounded it with black stones to hide the frog.  Then came the agapanthus, some hydrangeas (leaves well stripped...see my last post), some gardenias tucked into the base for lovely fragrance (is there a 12-step program for gardenia sniffing?) and a black potato vine.

I think it works.