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.
Flower Gifts _ There are three types of flower gifts you can choose from: flower arrangements, bouquets and flower buds. Although there are no strict rules when creating a flower arrangement, florists have categorised three very distinct styles namely traditional, oriental and modern flower designs.