Japanse tuinen en ikebana/Japanese gardens and Ikebana

Op deze blog zullen we berichtjes en informatie plaatsen over Japanse tuinen en ikebana.
Japanese gardens, floral design and musings about living a good life.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Chrysanthemum

To the Chinese, the chrysanthemum represents rest and ease. To the Japanese, it is a sign of long life and happiness. In the Victorian language of flowers, it means cheerfulness and optimism. In the Japanese floral calendar, the chrysanthemum is the flower of September and the Festival of Happiness. It is the quintessential autumn flower, bursting like fireworks before winter cold sets in.

Although in Belgium the chrysanthemum is associated with All Saints' and All Souls' it is a very beautiful flower and you can make lively arrangements as you can see in this slideshow of arrangements made by students at Atelier Kado.

http://atelierkado.jalbum.net/ikebana/chrysanten/klik here for the slideshow

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