She also talked about the different ways parts of the same plant grow toward the light and which of these parts are most suitable for specific elements of an Ikenobo design. Using a "Shoka" arrangement as the example, Emiko showed us where to find the best material for "Shin" and "Soe" from a big azalea bush and how to study the growing pattern of a daisy to discover the best parts to cut for the "Tai" group.
Thank you Laura for opening your home and garden up to us. Thank you Professor Emiko Suzuki for sharing your knowledge and insight. And thank you again to Laura and all of the other members who contributed to a delightful luncheon.