How to Make a Memorable Holiday Ikebana

It’s winter. The day time is short.  Here in Seattle today, the sun rises at 7:50am and sets at 4:18pm. By now most deciduous trees have lost leaves and they look bare.

Focus on Color

When everything else looks dull in color such as gray and brown, the vivid green of trees such as cedar, fir and yew, looks all the more attractive.

No wonder why we look to evergreen to decorate inside and outside the house.

Green and Red: Complementary Colors

The complementary color of green is red.  When placed next to each other, green and red give us the most striking contrast in the eye. And this high color contrast makes us feel full of life in the middle of winter.

Color is one of the important elements for Ikebana.  Do you have any evergreen plant in your yard? Why not trimming a little and bringing home? Add some red color. Flowers, fruits, or even ribbons will do. Enjoy the high contrast of these two colors!

Color is one of the important elements for Ikebana.  Do you have any evergreen plant in your yard? Why not trimming a little and bringing home? Add some red color. Flowers, fruits, or even ribbons will do. Enjoy the high contrast of these two colors!

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