May 9th, 2017 - Monthly Meeting was our Annual Meeting Luncheon. 

February 22nd, 2017 Workshop By Kaye Vosburgh    "Kabuwake" 

Ikebana, Using Two Kenzans in an Arrangement.  This proved to be a challenging and informative workshop, the tendency was for large containers and thus a large/tall arrangement.

November 14, 2017 - Using Metals In Ikebana

by Leslie Vogt at a Monthly Meeting.
In the Sogetsu school of Ikebana we are taught that we may use all sorts of medium in our designs. Metal adds luster, depth, and interest to a floral design. The metal can be used as the container, the shin or soe in your arrangement. Metal can be used in the form of wire or screen, new or used metal parts like gears or scrap metal, or even household items like kitchen utensils. Workshops are also good hunting places for interesting metal pieces.  Look around , find something that challenges you to be creative. If you choose a metal container be sure and use some additional metal to complement it in your design..

May 9th, 2017 II Melbourne Chapter #216 held  a celebration of our 35th Anniversary at the home of Inge Holland with a luncheon .

April 11, 2017 FIT Botanical Gardens Field Trip and a visit to the Ruth Funk Museum..

Our 2017 Monthly Meeting Programs

January 10th, 2017 - "Miniatures" by  Betty Allison & Elaine Sigler at a Monthly Meeting.  Participants will create an arrangement using several tiny containers placed in clusters. The goal of miniatures is to focus on the individual elements of the floral material and their placement to create an  arrangement.  Materials required include:5-7 small containers small flower or leaf material and Floral Scissors.

Local, Regional and International Programs For 2017

February 14th, 2017 - "A Valentines Celebration Using Non-living Red Materials" by   Rena Foley at a Monthly Meeting.  Using non-living red materials in your arrangement.  These may include paper, fabric, plastic, painted wood, etc.

April 11, 2017 Field Trip to Florida Institute of Technology's Botanical Gardens and a visit to the Ruth Funk Museum on the FIT campus.

Hurricane Irma cancelled this meeting.

35th Year



The Holiday Luncheon was held on Tuesday, December 12th at 11;30 AM at the Fujiyama Japanese Seafood and Steak Restaurant.  Rena Foley gave us a demonstration of how to extend our design with bamboo wired together into shapes and connected together.

December 12th Monthly Meeting was our Holiday Luncheon.

February 21st, 2017 Demonstration by Kaye Vosburghat the Eau Gallie Civic Center.  The show was well attended again this year and the audience was allowed to participate in a drawing to take the flowers used in the Demonstration home with them.  Kaye made 16 arrangements in two hours, all from the backside while entertaining use with stories and instruction.  More photos will be added as they are sent in.

Kaye Vosburgh Workshop

November 14th Monthly Meeting on "Using Metal In Your Design" By Leslie Vogt

Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter # 216

April 11th, 2017 - Monthly Meeting was a field trip, "Tour of FIT Botanical Gardens" Field trip and lunch at the FIT Student Restaurant afterwards.  Tour starts at 10:30 AM in front of the Ruth Funk Museum.  

April 1st, 2017Rockledge Gardens Demonstration by Rena Foley with Inge Holland assisting.

Our 2017 Outreach Programs

June 29th, 2017 an Ikebana For Kids Workshop was held at the Satellite Beach Library from 1PM-3PM.  Fourteen kids ages 8-12 attended the free workshop.  Each child made two arrangements, one basic upright Moribana, and a free style, using red, white and blue flowers.  Midge Dunn and Inge Holland showed the kids some interesting things to do with leaves and some of their own ideas were very creative.

September 12th, 2017 - "Kick-Off"

by Midge Dunn at a Monthly Meeting.
Autumn is the time for football Create your design and score a touchdown!  Materials: container, autumn colored flowers, clippers.

March 14th, 2017 - "Using Glass Containers" by Inge Holland at a Monthly Meeting.  We all have glass containers that we want to use. While ceramic containers absorb light, glass containers reflect  (refract) it.  Most ikebana arrangers use transparent glass containers, but colored glass is also beautiful.  When using transparent containers, remember that glass acts like a lens and magnifies whatever is inside, so it is best not to use a kenzan, or if you do, cover it with bamboo, stones, colored wires, marbles or vines. Bend  branches to prop them against the wall of the container.  The amount of water used is also important.  The arrangement should be thought of as consisting of 3 parts:  the area under water, the area between the water line and the top of the container and the space outside the top of the container.

January 10th, 2017 photos of Miniatures by Betty Allison and Elaine Sigler.

October 10th, 2017 - EEEKebana
by Mila Maas & Kimberly Maas at a Monthly Meeting.

Create a Halloween design.  Your choice of materials and container.

March 14th, 2017 "Using Glass Containers by Inge Holland

February 14th, 2017 "Using something Non-Living in Red" by Rena Foley.

April 1st, 2017 The Melbourne Chapter #216 contributed 16 table  arrangements for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, South Guild Dinner. 

October 10th, 2017 Meeting By Mila Mass & Kimberly Mass.  Theme is EEEKebana.

May 9th, 2017, Ikebana Melbourne Chapter #216 held a party to celebrate it's 35th Anniversary.  The party was held at Inge Holland's home and everyone contributed to the festivities by bringing food and helping to set-up and serve.  The meals consisted of a half a dozen home made Quiche, several different salads, fruit compote, some Japanese sweet treats and a beautiful Chantilly cake.

April 8, 2017, Rena Foley participated in the Epoct International 

Flower and Garden Festival by doing an Ikebana Demonstration.

Kaye Vosburgh Demonstration at the Eau Gallie Civic Center

 Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter #216 just had it's 35th Anniversary!!