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Sogetsu Ikebana - Disassembling and Rearranging
One of the themes studied in Sogetsu Ikebana is disassembling and rearranging. It is a difficult subject but an excellent one to explore and learn more about fresh and dried plant material. Here I stripped the Taxus of its bark and rearranged.

Ikebana: Ilse Beunen
Photography: Ben Huybrechts

#生花 #生け花 #草月 #花道 #華道 #ikebana #sogetsu #floral #florist #florists

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Sogetsu Ikebana - Maze Zashi
A couple of weeks ago I cut some grasses and weed at the side of the road, and I made a Maze-Zashi. Enjoy!

#生花 #生け花 #草月 #花道 #華道 #ikebana #sogetsu #floral #florist #florists
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Sogetsu Ikebana: Focusing on the lines of the Branches

I made this arrangement using branches from a garden. 
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Sogetsu Ikebana Arrangement using only material from a garden

Often I get the remark that self-pruned branches, especially in spring or early summer, don't last long or wither rather quickly.
In spring plants start to bud, and they start to drink more water to feed all the new leaves and or flowers. When you cut branches, you need to help the branches to drink water and to be sure that the water can reach all the leaves.
This takes a lot of energy, that's why preparing branches is so important.

Do you want to learn some tips on how you can prepare branches to last longer in your arrangement, then you can consider signing up for my video classes at http://www.ikebana.be/videos.html

#ikebana #sogetsu 
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SUOMI 100 - Finland 100

This year Finland celebrates its 100-year independence. Last week I was in Helsinki for a short holiday and ikebana workshops. I met some wonderful people, and I fell in love with the Finnish design vases of Alvar Aalto.

They made a special edition of the great vases in marine blue. I could not resist, and I bought two of them. This is one of the first arrangements I made in this blue container.

Congratulations to Finland

# sogetsu #finland100 #suomi100 #ikebana
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Ikebana arrangement
Focusing on the contrast between strong and fragile


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Traditional Sogetsu Ikebana Arrangement
Online class at www.ikebana.be/videos.html

#ikebana #sogetsu
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Traditional Sogetsu Ikebana Arrangement
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Tone on Tone - Ikebana Arrangement
Arrangement in my online ikebana class

#ikebana #sogetsu #生花 #草月 #花道 
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Paying attention to the color of the vase

Arrangement for my Online Class published today.

#生花 #生け花 #草月 #花道 #華道 #ikebana #sogetsu #floral #florist #florists
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