Friday, 28 December 2012

Christmas Arrangements

Emily Karanikolopoulos' striking arrangement for Christmas  uses the traditional combination of red, green and white materials. Green pine needles are also used in Japan to give an auspicious touch to New Year celebrations.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Celebrating the Season!

Over the next few weeks there will be many beautiful arrangements created by members to celebrate the season.

Why not send a photo of your piece for inclusion on the blog?

Recently, Lara Telford ( Sogetsu school) helped a group of Japanese children, aged between 4 and 10 years, with arrangements of pine, snapdragons and misty to herald the New Year.

Monday, 17 December 2012

For something completely different this Christmas, why not consider three Ikebana lessons. Gift vouchers available for $40 from Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter.

Contact Sally Wilkinson or Chieko Yazaki for further information about teachers and schools.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Programme for 2013

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.   This will include summer arrangements featuring water.  

Rosemary Parry-Brock will also be discussing the Ikebana Melbourne blog.   If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the blog, please take advantage of the opportunity of bringing these to the meeting.

Fund Raising Day on February Sunday 17th at Como Gardens, The Basin.   Keep tuned for more information about this great event.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne

Our last event for 2012, the visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne, was voted a great success by the 35 members who joined in. The new section of the garden showcases worldclass design, with abundant ideas for small gardens and plantings to achieve colour harmony. The tour guides are well-informed and very helpful. Keep it in mind for visitors from interstate or overseas, as the food is also good.

The program for 2013 has now been finalised and will be circulated soon. It promises a wide variety of meetings and definitely looks exciting.