Tuscola Garden Club to explore Ikebana March 18

By Sally Jones | Mar 05, 2014
Photo by: Lucy Rouse This example of Ikebana is simple and elegant.  The container is an important element of the overall design.

Learn about the fascinating art of Ikebana during the Tuscola Garden Club's next meeting as 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Bethea Welcome Center at Lake Junaluska.

Lucy Rouse will discuss one of her favorite hobbies — Ikebana, a Japanese discipline of formal floral arranging that is both simple and elegant in nature. There are specific rules and guidelines for creating these beautiful artistic arrangements that were developed in ancient times by Buddhist monks as a part of their worship rituals. These guidelines have changed and stretched only minimally over hundreds of years.

Lucy Rouse retired from nursing six years ago and her interest in Ikebana started when she signed up for a class in Asheville.

Visitors are welcome to attend this presentation.  Call 452-7176 for information about the Tuscola Garden Club or for directions to the Bethea Welcome Center.