Japanse tuinen en ikebana/Japanese gardens and Ikebana

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Japanese gardens, floral design and musings about living a good life.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One last Christmas arrangement ...

Material: Steel grass and Gerbera.
Floral Design: Ilse Beunen
Photography: Ben Huybrechts

Saturday, December 15, 2012


In front of our house we have a big red leaved maple. One day after some windy and luckily dry days we had a lovely carpet of red, brown and orange leaves at our front step.

Seeing all this leaves I thought I was convinced I had to use the leaves in an arrangement. I asked my husband to bring me some boxes to store the leaves. Luckily he knows me and doesn't asks questions when he thinks I lost it :).  The leaves were stored in the boxes next to our entrance door. 

So after passing my boxes with leaves for two weeks, and a lot of questions from my ikebana students and visitors, I came up with the idea to make an arrangement with the emphasis on dry and fresh leaves.

I hope you like it.

Floral Artist

Photography: Ben Huybrechts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Floral Art: Ilse Beunen
Photography: Ben Huybrechts
Material: Aspidistra, Gerbera, Electrical wire, paper

Arrangement inspired by the square hole in the vase.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

End of the year Fusion

End of the Year Fusion

Material: Pine, Helleborus, Bamboo
Floral Art: Ilse Beunen
Photography: Ben Huybrechts

A fusion between East and West. Pine, Helleborus and Christmas balls are typical decoration for Christmas. Bamboo, Pine, some white, red and or gold colors are typical decorations for the Japanese New year.