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.
The following are the basic kinds of flower arrangement: There is the main attraction or part of an artistic display. There are known as Ornamental flowers, example of these is flowers like roses, daisies, roses or any varieties you use. The greenery that use is called the Follage, it works as a backdrop for your flowers. The traditional or old baby's breath or other kind of flower are called Fillers. This fills an empty spots or areas in your flower display.