Today in ikebana class we made free style designs. I used sago palm - one of my least favorite types of greenery. It is thorny and stiff and just not my cup of tea. But it has a bit of flexibility so I took the "leaves" off of one side, bent it into an oval and wired it together. I made two of these and tried two different looks in a cream boat shaped container. One with orange gerbers and solomon seal leaves, the second with scabiosa pods and the same leaves.