Tsuribana (吊り花), "hanging flower", is one of the themes in the new Textbook 5. The problem with trying to suspend a ceramic flower container is that it becomes too heavy! So I decided to use a plastic watering can and dangle it from a curtain rod. The window provides a good frame although it is backlit in the daytime!
I cut palm buds in long strips and bunched & curled them together. Wine red gerberas provide accent and colour.
Working on a hanging arrangement is quite a different experience. Be prepared to step up and down a chair many, many times! Also, lack of stability is a difficulty because the container does not sit steadily on a flat surface.
I love this challenge because it further expands the possibilities for ikebana.
I hope you like it. --Miyako