Category Archives: Floristry

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It Was the Best, Man

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I had the best day yesterday. It was a gorgeous, mild, sunny day here in San Francisco, and I got to take a day off from my typical nursery duties to do a job setting up flowers for a wedding! … Continue reading

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Another Tumblr Tuesday Deviation

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This whole idea of doing Tumblr Tuesday posts is proving inconsistent with me lately. Besides my love for alliteration, the concept was to have an easy opportunity for a “frilly” midweek post by pulling together the week’s pictures from my … Continue reading

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Variation #4 and Freestyle: Ikebana Lesson VII

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Ikebana can be done anywhere by anyone. There are no national or ethnic boundaries. Like flowing water or drifting clouds, Ikebana spreads throughout the world… -Sofu Teshigahara Teshigahara (1900-1977) was the first grand master, or Iemoto, of the Sogetsu School … Continue reading

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Special Occasions and Variation #3: Ikebana Lesson VI

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Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. –Pablo Picasso A friend posted that on her Facebook yesterday, and it is the perfect quote to describe the Ikebana process. Love it. Like I mentioned … Continue reading

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Variation #2: Ikebana Lesson V

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DAAAAAAAAAAANG, yo! My last Ikebana post was way back in May. May! I finished that last semester, went through a school-free summer, and have since completed the whole Fall semester of Ikebana classes with no follow-up posts on my learning … Continue reading

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Variation #1: Ikebana Lesson IV

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It’s been a few weeks since my last Ikebana post. Dang, I’ve been busy with study and class projects for my oceanography class. Time to squeeze in some flowery stuff again. Our teacher has been summoned to Japan for the … Continue reading

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Basic Slanting Style: Ikebana Lesson III

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Y’all have followed along as we learned details of basic upright Moribana in lesson one, and in lesson two as we took on basic upright Nageire. We did these both in Hongatte (normal position) and Gyakugatte (reversed position). The last … Continue reading

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Taking a Step Back: Ikebana Lesson 0

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In sharing my Ikebana learning experience via my first and second lessons, I basically jumped in with vocabulary and positioning. Along the way, I made various comments on refinements, but as my class has progressed I realize there are some … Continue reading

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Taking on Floristry: Ikebana Lesson II

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A couple weeks ago I posted about my recent ventures into floristry, via a CCSF class in Ikebana. I’m just a beginner at this myself, but am enjoying sharing the basics, Ikebana for Beginners, as it were. I’m sure there’s … Continue reading

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Taking on Floristry: Ikebana Lesson I

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This semester at CCSF I started venturing into a new, but related, topic to my horticultural schooling: Floristry. The Environmental Horticulture department at school offers the whole range of landscaping classes (I’ve literally wiped out every possibility of classes they’ve … Continue reading

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