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.
With the massive increase of women sending flowers to men is enabling contemporary flower designs to be accepted probably more readily than a traditional style bouquet . Deep jeweled tones combined with deep green foliage provides a supernatural, bewitching, dark and sexy effect which any man, irrespective of age, will be charmed to receive.