|View from our balcony of our elm trees.|
We are lucky to have four distinct seasons in Melbourne, which suit ikebanists very well and right now we are enjoying a glorious Autumn.
The Sogetsu Annual Exhibition, with the theme 'Autumn', is now over and you can see photographs of the arrangements on our website. However, I'm including here photos of three of my students, who took part.
|Vicky Kalokathis used thick wisteria vine with |
chrysanthemums and alstroemeria leaves
|Nicole Mcdonald used nandina domestica nana|
stems and russet coloured sedum
When surrounded with so much autumn foliage, it's hard to resist and, despite having very limited use of my left hand, I had to make some arrangements as per the photos below.
|I use my Gingko very sparingly and here I have it with mahonia flowers. Arrangement|
to be viewed from above.
|Crepe Myrtle with oriental lilies in antique Japanese basket. This is placed under the|
staircase and, even though the branches look like they are touching at the top, they
In our last class we had the theme 'Composition of Surfaces Made by the Massing of lines. I made two examples.
|Book Leaf Pine (Thuja occidentalis) stripped of leaves with |
strelitzias, nandina flowers and berries
|Spear grass sprayed silver and hydrangeas|
Last week my very good friend Olga came to visit and brought me, among other things, some very tall gyamea leaves from her garden. Below is the result. It's a large arrangement placed under the stairs where it is viewed from the front and the side. Hence the two views. Unfortunately, it's hard to photograph with the stairs as background.