Sunflowers – small suns in ikebana
Sunflowers are small suns that make our days and our ikebana brighter and happier. Their lovely heads inspire our imagination and creativity. And birds adore them!
There is a farmer living in Nerdrum, about 30 km away from Oslo who plants a line of beautiful sunflowers alongside his driveway every year. The sunflowers are there for insects and for everybody passing by to enjoy. People can also pick the sunflowers and take them home or give them to somebody as a present. As payment you are expected to send money to a local youth organisation via your phone. What a nice initiative!
Sunflowers in ikebana
Sunflowers symbolise the end of summer in Norway. They shine with fantastic energy accumulated during summer, and at the same time they remind us of approaching autumn. As if they want to tell us to enjoy every moment we have with them. So, they are perfect flowers for ikebana.
Another vase by Sonja Borgen, sunflowers in contrast to a dry pine branch Fullness of sunflowers remind me of the moon – that is the reason I have used the moon vase Snflowers are beautiful even when they loose their pattels. In this arrangements the flower is used as repetition of the form of the vase.
If you want to learn more about Ikebana, why not buy my e-book Ikebana – the way of flowers.