Ikebana principles in this month's arrangement:
Our lesson will focus on the proportions of stems to each other, and to your vase. The proportions of the tallest branch to the vase, and the height of each subsequent stem compared to the shin are standard lengths when creating a moribana style arrangement. When you first start arranging it’s helpful to follow these rules – they’ll help you to create a harmonious arrangement when you experiment on your own!
Use your vase to help you measure your materials. The length of your vase is 11’’, and the height is 2’’. Therefore a 13’’ stem would be the length + height of your vase.
It will take time for the cherry blossoms and amaryllis to bloom. If you’d like your cherry blossoms to bloom more quickly you can temporarily place them in a warm, sunny spot.