Western style arrangements typically consist of a free form assemblage of flowers in a container. In contrast, Ikebana is more of a disciplined form of art, governed by well_defined rules, principles and techniques. For example, certain precepts regulate elements like the light and the shadows. There is also what is known as the three points of balance _ shin_fuku_tai in Japanese _ which symbolize man, heaven and earth, respectively, and that have to be in harmonious equilibrium in order to give true life to an Ikebana flower arrangement. This and the fact that stems and branches are used in addition to flowers, are perhaps the most obvious differences with western_style flower arrangement.
Seasonal flowers can be used to create a more exotic bouquet. During the winter months be sure to include flowers such as the iris, gladioli, strelitzia, hyacinth, anemones, calendula or daffodils. In the spring season the colourful lily, daisy, orchid, narcissus, poppy, sweet pea or tulip will brighten up your bouquet. Brighten somebody's day with a flower arrangement delivered to their doorstep. Your thoughtfulness and sentiments will be felt when you have a beautiful bouquet or arrangement created especially for them.