Orange County Rose Society
Rose Arrangements
Traditional, Modern, Oriental

  Traditional displays are broken down into 3 categories: line, line-mass or mass. These arrangements use only fresh material. Line displays can be made with as little as 3-5 roses.  Symmetry and balance are very important.

 


 

   Modern is a vast array of styles. Containers, filler material and enhancements are very eclectic. Metal or dried material may be used to enhance the focus on the rose. Abstract style can use a screen,  submerge the roses under water, or twirling from a suspension to name a few styles.

 


 

  Oriental Manner takes from the traditional teachings of Ikebana.  Arrangements use an triangular structure.  There are three styles: low container, tall container and freestyle. When showing in a low container, water must show around the arrangement.

The key to this style is simplicity. 

 


 

The following link will show you many examples of all three types:

 Other Arrangements (All pictures by Kathy Hoffman)