Floral Design by Yukiko

Protea Ikebana

Protea ikebana with New Zealand harakeke and flat curly willow are signature materials of Yukiko’s artistry.

Protea Ikebana by Yukiko Protea Ikebana by Yukiko

Yukiko’s flower arranging training in Japan started with Ikebana — much like the design you see here.

Now, she blends this traditional Japanese art with Western contemporary floral design.  The blending effect is present in most of the modern arrangements you see throughout her website.

5 Foot Bouquet for Mother’s Day

Tall, delicate designs of soft-colored roses among white magnum and pink larkspur are artfully arranged on trays in four tiers, with a glass vase at the base.

mothers day 5ft bouquet Mother’s Day 5ft bouquet

Design by Yukiko.  She creates original five foot tall arrangements every week.

 

 

Chuppah Floral Theme in Marin Weddings

Chup­pah flo­rals accent wed­ding theme against back drop of the tower at the San Fran­cisco Sem­i­nary in San Anselmo.

Chuppah, San Francisco Seminary Chuppah wedding, San Francisco Seminary, San Anselmo

 

 

Wed­ding Flow­ers in Marin County designed by Yukiko

 

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Storage Jar, Floral Design by Yukiko ~ Bouquets to Art 2015

Storage Jar, floral design by Yukiko, Bouquets to Art 2015, De Young Museum, San Francisco

Storage Jar, floral design by Yukiko, Bouquets to Art 2015, De Young Museum, San Francisco.  Photo was captured with vintage Nikon-5000 camera, tripod mounted, with studio lights.

Photo below was shot with hand-held iPhone camera under De Young Museum exhibition lighting.

Bouquet to Art by Yukiko, thematic storage jar in background Bouquet to Art by Yukiko, thematic storage jar in background

 

Memorial Ikebana ~ with dignity and color

memorial ikebana Memorial Ikebana with orchids, chrysanthemums, harakeke and flowers of Marin County ~ original floral design by Yukiko

Memorial, or sympathy, floral arrangement is shown in traditional “front” view for the seated observer of honor.

None-the-less, design is finished for viewing from all points of the compass.

Memorial ikebana by Yukiko may be delivered timely to services or ceremonies in Marin County, California.

 

Blues in a Vase ~ 2 views, Florals Designed by Yukiko

Floral Celebration designed with Freesia, Lisianthus, Forget-me-not, and horsetails (equisitum), orchids, with vase wrapped in harakeke (flaxx).

Floral Celebration in Blues and Purple, by Yukiko 2015 Floral Celebration in Blues and Purple, by Yukiko 2015 Floral Celebration in Blues and Purple (second view) Floral Celebration in Blues and Purple (second view)

 

3 Chinese Lanterns ~ Floral Arrangements by Yukiko

Classical Chinese Lanterns arrangement with Curly Willow:

Chinese Lanterns with Curly Willow, designed by Yukiko Classical Chinese Lanterns Arrangement with Curly Willow, designed by Yukiko

 

Chinese Lanterns Ikebana:

Chinese Lanterns Ikebana, designed by Yukiko Chinese Lanterns Ikebana, designed by Yukiko

 

Chinese Lanterns Floral Arrangement with Roses:

Chinese Lanterns Arrangements with Roses, designed by Yukiko

To send a Chinese Lanterns floral arrangement to someone in Marin County, California, contact Yukiko’s studio.

3 Valentines with Red Roses

Secret Garden of a Dozen Red Roses among wax flowers, pink jasmine, peppercorn.

dozen red roses in secret garden Dozen Red Roses Valentine in Secret Garden , wax flowers, pink jasmine, peppercorn

Valentine floral arrangement with red roses, tulips, baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s Lace.

Valentine Arrangement with red roses, tulips, Valentine Arrangement with red roses, tulips, babys breath, love-in-the-mist ~ vase wrapped in tee leaves

3 floral arrangements with red roses are designed for Valentine’s by Yukiko, in her Greenbrae California studio. The larger, classic design, above, is mixed with red tulips and it’s vase wrapped in tee leaves and curly willow.

Valentine with Branches, below, is wrapped in cinnamon sticks.

Valentine Roses with branches ~ vase wrapped with cinnamon Valentine Roses with branches ~ vase wrapped with cinnamon

If your Valentine lives in Marin County, California, have one of these valentine flower arrangements delivered by hand on Valentine’s Day.

Succulent Arrangements

Yukiko made these three arrangements from varieties of succulents that grow well in Marin County, California and elsewhere throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Succulents in half round container by Yukiko 2015 Succulent Arrangement in half round container

 

Succulent Arrangement in 12" Diameter Container Succulent Arrangement in 12″ Diameter Container Succulent Arrangement in square container, 9" tall Succulent Arrangement in square container, 9″ tall

There are thousands of varieties of succulents growing around the world.     Some attractive succulent collections in English and South Pacific gardens are shown in Wikipedia’s entry on succulents.

Holiday Florals ~ two celebrations in Marin

Contemporary Floral Design Originals ~

Holiday Celebration Bouquet by Yukiko Holiday Celebration Bouquet by Yukiko

Centerpiece of holiday colors is viewable from all around the table.

Flowers in arrangement above include cymbidium orchids, roses, hypericum, tulips, lemons, pomegranites and kale  ~ for holiday table in Ross, California.

 

Thanksgiving Floral Celebration ~ 5 feet tall Thanksgiving Celebration, 5′ tall

This five foot tall theme arrangement was installed by Yukiko at Smith Ranch Homes in San Rafael, California.

Floral materials include wheat, cymbidium orchids, roses, hypericum, tulips, lemons, pomegranites and kale ~ for buffet in main dining room.

Two photo editing treatments of the holiday table centerpiece follow:

Thanksgiving Celebration bw Holiday Celebration black & white

 

Thanksgiving Celebration duotone Holiday Celebration duotone

More table centerpiece arrangements by Yukiko are pictured here:  Centerpieces.

original flower arrangements & ikebana showcase