Monday, November 30, 2009

Ginkgo

Flower arrangement using Ginkgo leaves and rose buds

This arrangement was on display at a recent flower show and was submitted by the eleven year old granddaughter of a friend. I thought it was really neat and showed a great deal of flair and imagination. Simplicity is sometimes the key to making a brilliant statement.
The Ginkgo tree is much revered in China and Japan and is grown throughout the world as a 'living fossil' and a link to our ancient past. It is one of my favourite trees especially
in autumn when the leaves turn a wonderful butter yellow colour.
Ancient Ginkgo at Shilleuksa Buddhist Temple in Korea

Ginkgo at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine , Kamagura, Japan

2 comments:

  1. A very pretty flower arrangement. The tree looks very beautiful too.

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  2. gorgeous arrangement,great combo

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