The one thing we often miss while using flower decorations on Christmas is the Christmas tree itself. This is because there are so many other decorations for the tree that we don't want to overdo it using flowers as well. This Christmas, why not try another idea to use flowers as decoration, instead of other things? You can use small red and green buds to make it beautiful and more presentable.
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.