Today I use a small vintage Mobach container from the '70 for a freestyle ikebana flower arrangement.
At the beginning of the video you can see that my tall flowers aren't stable enough, at the end you can see the little trick to make the arrangement stable. You can just put a little piece of a stem between the container and the kenzan to avoid movement.
- a small vintage Mobach ( Utrecht, the Netherlands) container
- 1 kenzan
- my Ikebana scissors
- Handprinted Helen Round apron
Orange French Tulips arrangement
The gorgeous tall orange tulips I used are not French natives but more like imported laborers. They are Dutch-produced bulbs grown in southern France and Northern California for the cut-flower industry.
The growing environments and the way the bulbs are treated produce these beauties earlier and larger than elsewhere.
French tulips are so gracious and therefore great to use in a freestyle ikebana. They give movement and lines. Here, I lined them up as straight as possible with the other stems. With their long, bending stems and graceful single blooms, French tulips are ideal for creating unusual seasonal arrangements.
Next week I will be attending a flower Western-style flower course, the European Master Certification Programm in Brugge Belgium. I hope to get lots of inspiration for videos, arrangements and of course make a lot of flower friends. On my YouTube channel and on the blog you can find updates from this educational trip.
Thank you for your lovely comments last week. I'm so delighted to spread the flower love all over the world and at the end, we all need more love and happiness. Isn't it?!
Have a wonderful bloomy week!
Enjoy this week's video about how to make a freestyle ikebana arrangement below
If you love watching (flower) videos online, I will invite you to my YouTube channel. Tune in each week to Ikebana Beautiful to boost your creativity in the arts of flower arranging.
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.