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The Art of Ikebana

Ikebana ArrangementTranslating literally to “living flowers,” Ikebana is an ancient and magnificent Japanese floral arrangement technique. With many people becoming more aware of “zen” lifestyles, like incorporating yoga or meditation into their daily routines, or going green, the collective consciousness is also developing a heightened appreciation for Ikebana style floral designs.

There is far more depth to Ikebana than simply placing flowers in a vase or container. It is an art, and a respected discipline that merges nature and humanity in perfect harmony. Interestingly, this art form places the focal point of the design on alternative plant parts, such as the leaves or stems, rather than the blooms, as is often found in traditional floral arranging. As with many artistic styles, Ikebana also places emphasis on geometrical aesthetics, such as lines, shapes, patterns and curves.

Although there are a specific set of rules that are followed when assembling an Ikebana style bouquet, the creator manages to convey their intentions through the arrangement’s use of color, patterns, natural form, and more.

Ikabana Purple ArrangementTypically very simplistic, these types of designs generally begin with the focal point: the container. Built upon it is an assortment of flowers, twigs, stems, or leaves assembled in a scalene triangle type of shape, which symbolizes the unity of three main points. Some believe these points symbolize planetary unity, such as the earth, sun and moon, and others employ heaven, earth and humanistic symbolism.

Ikebana is often regarded as a type of meditation, as silence is generally mandatory throughout the process. During this time, the artist is to reflect upon his or her connection to and relationship with nature, gaining a respect and insight that is often overlooked or forgotten. It is considered a spiritual practice in which the artist connects with nature and the earth, as well as with themselves.

With such an inspiring history, it is no wonder Ikebana is becoming an expression of art that many appreciate and seek to share with others. Many local florists are trained in practicing Ikebana, including Beneva Flowers, and are available to assist you in sending a magnificent bouquet to someone truly special.


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It’s no wonder Beneva Flowers & Gifts has been Voted #1 Florist 15 years in a row, as well as Top 10 Florist in the U.S.A Sarasota, Florida’s only “Yes We Can" florist with over 27 years of service, Beneva Flowers offers nationwide flower delivery, as well as local delivery to Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, and more!

With a strong, established reputation in Sarasota and her surrounding areas, it's no wonder Beneva Flowers is also the area's top Wedding and Special Event florist. Planning events from $150 to $15,000 is easily and professionally handled by your personal Special Event Consultant, who is available to you 24/7. Member of Elegant Sarasota Weddings Network and recognized by the Knot as a leading floral design company for weddings and special events. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or browse our Wedding Gallery to see some of our custom designs! We deliver to all local zip codes 24 hours a day. 34231 34232 34233 34234 34235 34236 34237 34238 34239 34241 34242 34229 34275 34228

We pride ourselves on being the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota house florist, in addition to many other luxury resorts and top businesses in the area. With some of the industry’s most talented floral designers, a top notch customer service team, and professional delivery drivers always available to hand-deliver your flower arrangements, we find it easy to stand by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee in an ongoing effort to “Exceed Your Expectations." 

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