Faithful to the Ikebana principles of minimalism, I compose my floral designs with few flowers. The reasoning behind minimalism is based on the fact that leaves and stems are better suited to express the three points (man, heaven and earth) that govern an Ikebana composition. Depending on the place where the arrangement will be used and the season, I may use a single gorgeous flower, which can be very effective in creating a pleasant aesthetic impression. But the focus of my arrangements is to recreate nature. So, as a rule of thumb, I tend to keep my compositions rather simple. As in Ikebana, simplicity and minimalism are at the heart of my designs.
Bouquets, a French word with no English equivalent, would be defined as a bunch of flowers tied together. It is the most popular floral gift, especially during the festive seasons and for special occasions, due to its simple design and mobility. Individual flowers are cut, preened, arranged and tied together or wrapped in waterproof material because the bouquet is kept damp. The type of flowers used in a bouquet depends on the occasion, but much like modern flower arrangements, the choice depends on the florist.