Friday, October 2, 2009

Ikebana lessons 10/02/2009

New material: Nigella pods (1), (2).

(3), (4) Eileen
Make arrangements with one kind of material is difficult. With the new material Nigella pods, it seemed impossible to make an interesting arrangement. Recognizing Eileen's reluctant, I let her use another material, millet. So, her focus was shifted to strong dark purple millet, and the arrangement was upright. She also used 3 containers, a good attempt. (Photo 4)
I thought the lower part is more interesting. Removing the top part and millet, it changed to a horizontal arrangement with one material only. (Photo 3)
Nothing is impossible.

(5) Wei

(6) Sandy

(7) Momoe


Keith said...

Nigella pods are great to use, I grow them every year for the lovely blue flowers. That way I can use the pods when they are still green and purple and are easy to manipulate. They grow rather well here on the east coast. As a matter of fact I was just watering hundreds of seedlings that have popped up from the spring crop. I'm not sure if they will develop enought to flower this late in the year, but I am hoping.

Ping Wei said...

Thanks. BTW, what do nigella flowers look like?

Keith said...

I've posted a picture of the nigella from the spring garden on my Flickr page at . Do drop by and take a look!

Ping Wei said...

Such a delicate flower!