Flowers As Art

cleome against elephant ear

Flower arranging takes careful planning: how to cut the stems on specific flowers, the temperature of the water, the height of the stems. When we lived in Japan for a few years, my mother took Ikebana classes–a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together.

In the natural arrangement above, the branches of the elephant ear could symbolize Heaven and the cleome, Earth. Bringing flowers into the home keeps you in touch with nature in all seasons. Like the Japanese, like my mother, like my sister, I have flowers in the house year round. Do you?

©Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.

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Quote of the Day for YOU:  With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? — Oscar Wilde


13 thoughts on “Flowers As Art

  1. I have plants in my home year round and flowers on my terrace, right now black eyed Susan with yellow blooms and fuchsia, but I buy flowers for indoors occasionally.
    As I read this post, I was reminded of the cleome flowers I used to have in my garden and how pretty they were… then my garden got decimated ( a long story) and they joined the flowers that didn’t survive… I love flowers and their brightly colored heads… I will get some this weekend.TY for the post. 🙂

  2. How beautiful! 🙂

    I do bring flowers in occasionally to brighten up the place. They’re especially nice to have around during the winter months.

  3. I love having flowers in the house & I’m really thrilled when they look special in a vase. Unfortunately, it is not often – more undoing the wrapping & popping them in the nearest receptacle!

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