Here’s one of those plants that gave me a very pleasant surprise! I’ve always admired these flowers from far away but never gave them a close up look. My breath was taken away when I saw how colorful and bold they were. I also had no idea they were adorned with beautiful green needles. One of the things I love the most about Oshibana is studying the anatomy of the endless variety of flowers that nature provides. As with many other flowers that thrive in cold weather I wasn’t shocked to find that they pressed extremely well. I plan on pressing many more of this gorgeous flower but here are my first two pieces. Enjoy!