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.
To preserve your artistic flower arrangement be sure to keep your vase three fourth full of water. Do not put cold water when you replace the water, always use warm water. And when your water vase begins to become cloudy or you can smell a foul odor, you have an option to replace the water or put a little bleach. Make sure to clean your flower vase evenly between uses, you can also soak it in water with a little bleach to disinfect it. You can always do this before you use your flower vase.