Ikebana Floral Designs and More

Ikebana Floral Designs and More



Wallingford Garden Club members showed off their skill in creating arrangements to go with paintings done by Senior center members. One of the new designs is called Ikebana. This Japanese floral arrangement is about creating a triangular composition that features three floral elements of varying heights. Traditionally the tallest element represents heaven, the lowest represents earth and the middle area represents man as he negotiates between the two. It is up to the designer to choose elements to suggest this. Dina Rawling and Eileen McMahon took on the challenge and fashioned floral arrangements to go with paintings by Carol Ann Kovach, both very different from each other. The results were beautiful. In addition, Charlotte Nesdale was spot on with her colorful arrangement to highlight Bob Heidgerd's painting. Caryl Ryan arranged a colorful group of flowers to go with a painting of sailboats done by Barbara Nitchke, who is also a member of the Wallingford Garden Club. Behind Caryl is a view of Community Lake which makes the sailboat painting even nicer.


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