It was much later in my life that I came to the United States. Being fond of arts and crafts, I soon made my way to many specialty stores, where I discovered, with great amazement, the quality and variety of silk flowers. There were so many and they looked so lifelike! I also noticed that many people here used silk flower arrangements to decorate their living and working spaces. At first, the notion of using silk flowers instead of real ones was odd to me and I resisted it. But that changed after seeing the quality and vividness of silk flowers, and realizing the practicality of long_lasting, low maintenance flower arrangements. This lead me to the idea of using silk flowers to create Ikebana_inspired flower arrangements.
As easy as it is to order flowers online or go to a florist to get custom made bouquets, there is something special about doing things yourself. The beauty and fragrance of flowers are for some reason much more noticeable if you are the arranger of a great bouquet. Intricacies and patterns will come alive to you that you have never noticed before, and think about how impressed your friends will be when you tell them that you made that beautiful design yourself! If you are a creative type that loves flowers, keep reading for practical principles of floral design. It's easier than you might think.