Etymologically, the origins of the name Ikebana comes from two Japanese words: ikeru, which means to give or conserve life, and hana, which translates as flower. There is an old Japanese saying relating to Japanese flower arrangement that goes kokoro wo ikeru, which literally means to give life to your heart. In all cultures, nature has always been an essential source for healing of the soul. In Japan, the use of flowers to enrich the spirit has been part of the culture since ancient times. By extension, Ikebana is also considered a form of artistic expression meant to enrich and heal the spirit.
There are people who just loved flowers so much, it may be brought from florist or picked from your garden. What comes next is flower arranging, designing your flowers is a simple task. If you're an expert and used to cut flower arrangement, you are quite familiar with the do's and don'ts. It is but natural that the first thing that you will prepare a water vase, one of the techniques to prolong the life of your cut flowers is to put a little bleach on the water. You may spread the cut flowers in a clean surface and separate them by sizes.