May 23, 2008

Catching Up On Ikebana

Here are some of Ilena's most recent Ikebana creations:

We hadn't shared these for a while! (the pictures just never seem to do them justice; it has been so nice to have these arrangements around the apartment!)

Ilena's teacher is this little 4' 10" dynamo who is a fountain of gardening and flower arranging knowledge. She has shared some useful flower-related tidbits, including burning the ends of flowers and sticking others in vinegar to make them last longer. These may be known by some of you gardening types, but it sure was news to us.

1 comment:

jmgesq said...

Sounds like I have a lot to learn Ilena! I'm looking forward to some
'arranging' when you're back in the States.