Ikebana International of Asheville is hosting an ikebana demonstration at the Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC, on March 28, 2023. This program will focus on creating ikebana arrangements using materials from a winter garden. Ikebana, translated from Japanese as “living flowers,” is flower arrangements known worldwide for its grace and beauty.
Karen LaFleur-Stewart of the Ohara School will highlight the “Joy of Winter Gardening” in showcasing her arrangements. Focus will be on winter color options, mostly on flowers but also on stems and fragrance as well. The slide show will be followed by a winter moribana arrangement using plants that are at their peak in winter. The selection of materials will depend on the whims of Mother Nature to make available the flora and plants that shine in winter.
Arrangement by Karen LaFleur-Stewart