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Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple (with glass beads)
Black Tupelo
Pecan
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
© Dave Kartzman 2012
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Claro Walnut
Ambrosia Maple
Claro Walnut
Claro Walnut
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
What are ikebana bowls?
Ikebana is the art of Japanese Flower arranging. It is a disciplined art form where nature and humanity are brought together. Ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as the stem and leaves, and draws emphasis toward the shape, line and form. Ikebana is taught in schools throughout Japan. In the west, the bowl that is used for the arrangements is called the ikebana bowl, but any vase, or bowl can be used for ikebana. The spiked insert, sometimes called a “frog”, is actually called a “Kenzan”. It is inserted into the bowl or vase and filled with water. When you put flowers in a vase, you eyes are naturally drawn away from the flowers and toward the decorative bowl. Ikebana bowls have a lower center of gravity and lower to the ground. When you look at the flowers in the ikebana bowl, your eyes are not distracted from the beauty of the flowers, leaves, stems and branches. The flower arrangement shown above was made from a $4 bouquet from a grocery store.
Ambrosia Maple
Ambrosia Maple
Mimosa
Ambrosia Maple
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