When you are satisfied with your flower arrangement, you may put a few sprays of your filler on design or arrangement. It should always be balanced the style of your arrangement. You want it to be simple and elegant. You may stand back and view your flower arrangement from every angle and side. Do you like what you see? Does it look good?
I have noticed that western style gardens _ such as those seen in big castles, for example _ characterize themselves by man_made forms that generally follow symmetric patterns. In contrast, Japanese gardens, while also man_made, always try to recreate lifelike landscapes, by using not only botanical elements but also water, gravel, rocks and other natural components. In a similar manner, when compared to western floral arrangements, Ikebana compositions also have a stronger emphasis in reproducing natural settings.