Flowers and Arrangements
Click for full tutorial. This sculptural bouquet was made with grocery store flowers and foraged leftovers from my summer garden. The selection at my local grocery store is often fairly dull and predictable, but the flowers are conveniently located right next to the produce and wine, so I overlook this. Convenience wins. And they're also incredibly affordable. The flowers in this arrangement cost $12.
Japanese moss ball bonsai -Japanese flower arrangement (ikebana), which evolved in Japan over seven centuries, has its origin in early Buddhist flower offerings. This art is distinguished from purely decorative use of flowers by the extreme care taken in choosing every element of each work, including the plant material, the container, where each branch and flower is placed, and how the branches relate to the container and the surrounding space.