A whole range of flowers can be found in a flower shop. But you can also search on the Web and find flowers of your choice and color and have them delivered to your place. Looking at Christmas flower decorations on these websites will give you many ideas you can combine to create new things with all kinds of flowers, either red or green. Let's show everyone this Christmas just how artistic you are!
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.