This flower arrangement is styled in Sogetsu style of Ikebana, where driftwood, zerbaras, asparagus, money plant, tuberoses vie for attention. Subtle colors bring out the character of the driftwood to compose an arrangement that makes the watcher drift into calmness.
Materials Required: 1 Shallow Container
1 Flower Pin
3 or 5 Zerberas
1 thick branch Asparagus or 2 thin branches of Asparagus
3 Money Plant leaves
A coral to camouflage the flower pin
The trees change to a beautiful gold and rust color in Autumn and as they fall revel the intricate shapes of the branches they hung on for that year. This Ohara style flower arrangement is done using dried twigs, nuts and leaves.
1 Wooden Tray
1 Onion or 1 Peach
2 White Aster flowers
1 crystal small cup
Few try twigs
2 or 3 Pine Cones
1 Drift wood
Any other dry stuff that you can lay your hands on
After Ohara school, So-Getsu school of Ikebana was founded in 1928 by Sofu Teshigahara. It is one of the best-known schools of flower arrangement in Japan. In this style driftwood and other dry materials are used for floral compositions. In this art, there is always an awareness of the cosmic forces. The spirit of the season is also in evidence and it is reflected in the choice of material and in the general character of the arrangement.
Factors that govern So-Getsu style of arrangements are
I picked up this driftwood during one of our treks and imagined doing flower arrangement using it. The wood is long and beautifully hollowed. Just as I imagined, the arrangement turned out to be a dream come true.
1 Long, hollowed Driftwood
Small pieces of Oasis / Flower arrangement sponge
Flowers like Orchids, Gerbera, Tube Roses, and so on
A stand to rest the Driftwood