Author(s): Shinichi Nagatsuka
Cut, place and embellishYou don't need exotic plants or expensive vases to create a stunning, Japanese-style floral arrangement. Even a single flower from your garden or local flower shop, combined with a simple container that matches its size and shape, can result in a uniquely beautiful addition to your space.Easy Ikebana shows you how to apply the principles of ikebana in three simple steps:Prepare your stems and leaves Place your flower(s) Add foliage to complement them These arrangements show how striking understatement can be — not to mention how affordable! The gentle lessons in this book take the stress out of flower arranging, and make it a relaxing and satisfying activity, anytime of the year! The stunning photos will inspire you with the beauty and power of simplicity — the very heart of ikebana. Cut, place and embellish. With the easy 3-step technique and design guidelines in Easy Ikebana, making an extraordinary flower arrangement is that simple! You don't need exotic flowers or expensive vases to create a stunning floral arrangement. Even a single flower from your garden or local market, combined with a simple container that matches its size and shape, will result in a uniquely beautiful addition to your space. Water, a pair of scissors, and maybe a few leaves, sprigs, or wildflowers are the only other items you'll need to complete your arrangement. With Easy Ikebana, even the most inexperienced beginner will: Become familiar with different types of seasonal flowers, what they require and how to handle them Develop a sense of proportion to create a balanced arrangement Learn how to choose and use greenery in your arrangements, whether you're placing one flower or several Pick up tips for making cut flowers last longer Discover ways to make a strong statement using very few components These arrangements show how striking understatement can be-not to mention how affordable. The gentle lessons in this book will make flower-arranging a relaxing and satisfying activity season after season, and the stunning photos will inspire practitioners at all levels with the beauty and power of simplicity-the heart of ikebana.