It is a very useful spreading plant for the garden as a single plant can cover an area three times wider than its height of about one metre.
I have never previously used it as an ikebana subject and wanted to show my students that ikebana can be made with a small amount of materials. I used it with some leaves of New Zealand Flax, also from our garden, to demonstrate a 'basic upright' arrangement.
This weeks ikebana uses two leaves and a single flower head of agapanthus in a vase by Pippin Drysdale, a ceramic artist from Western Australia.
Greetings from Christopher
31st August 2013