Ikebana principles in this month's arrangement:
In ikebana there’s an arrangement style that does not rely on a kenzan, instead, branches, flowers and leaves are balanced and interlocked together. While we will use a kenzan in our arrangement to assist with balancing most of our materials, it’s important to securely fix together the materials that don’t use a kenzan. Take the time to observe the beauty of the natural lines of your materials, and try to highlight these lines in the careful placement of your materials.
Cut your branch stems at an angle to make inserting them into your kenzan easier.
Remember to cut your flower stems underwater to allow for maximum hydration!
Change the water in your vase by running your vase under a tap for a couple of minutes. This allows the old water to flow out and fresh water to flow in.