My Ikebana: Springtime Holly In Vitamin Colours

Added on by the ikebana shop.

We were quite fortunate to get holly branches from someone who was pruning her garden!  The leaves were a deep green with a beautiful sheen.  I wanted to use the branches even if Christmas season was already over.  So I avoided reds and whites and decided to go with what we call in Japanese "vitamin colours" (ビタミンカラー).  These are colours that citrus fruits normally have, like orange, yellow and green.  

The branch is extended far out to the left in order to create space underneath.  This space allows us a glimpse of water below.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako