My Ikebana: Disassembling and Assembling Salal

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I found myself with a lot of salal branches this week so I thought I'd make an arrangement featuring salal.

However, the salal leaves were quite big and would completely overpower the snapdragons that I planned to use.  So I thought of a way to show only the salal branches.  Remove the leaves!

Sometimes, by disassembling the material into its smaller parts, we discover some new characteristics.

Here is the finished arrangement.

I put the salal leaves together with the snapdragons and green hypericum so that people would know what kind of branches were used!  

I also removed the budding tips of the snapdragons because I did not want to introduce another "line" element into the arrangement.

By the way, the flower container was made by our friend, Nova Scotia pottery artist, Mindy Moore.

The holes at the top came in very handy for this arrangement!

Hope you like it.  


(All photos by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.)