Written by Sandy Marker

In Japanese culture, the pine is known to represent longevity, good fortune and steadfastness – so hopefully this is true for all who attended class today.

Pine is not dominant around Sydney and sourcing it we had to remember where we had seen groves or just a single pine tree. There are plenty of She-oak (Casuarina) around, but the material is just not the same.

Arrangements varied in size and shapes by using lovely, shaped branches to only using the pine needles. All arrangements included a flash of colour serving as the focal point.