Unlike the lush, opulent look of western flower arranging, the Asian discipline of ikebana (pronounced: ick-eh-banna) is a subtler, more minimalistic style that can still be very moving and beautiful.
Using stems, branches, and leaves, as well as flowers, ikebana arrangements are very naturalistic and make great use of space to create powerful designs.
When you’re at the Flower Show, come see the wonderful display from Ikebana International, Philadelphia chapter 71. If you’ve never seen ikebana flower arranging before, check it out in the Lectures and Demonstrations series on Thursday or Friday. Click here for a complete schedule.
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