November:Flower of the month – Tea Flower

Arranged by Hiroko Suzuki

Tea flowers are rather modest in contrast with its beautiful evergreen leaves.
They bloom when cold wintry wind begins to blow.
See how well the tea flower coordinates with the green fruits of Smilax.
Let it garnish the foot of the Konara oak branch just as if found at the mountain side.
Here the warm colors are consciously toned down to bring about a mature  autumn atmosphere.


Components of the arrangement: Tea, Smilax, Konara oak
Vase: “Yo’hen-hakuji-hanaire” by TABUCHI Taro