Yesterday we had a nice ikebana class - the style was Shoka Shimputai - 3 elements in a straight line in the center of the kenzan. For mine, I borrowed the teacher's container and used a wonderful gold orchid, an iris leaf and a sprig of burgandy and green euphorbia. A really simple recipe but a beautiful outcome. The second picture is a closeup of an incredible tulip from the teacher's garden - it was so full it looked like a peony. Backed by a trimmed monstera leaf it made a bold statement.