Handmade Ceramic Flower Frog
A flower frog – a florist’s secret weapon – holds all of the stems of an arrangement in place. Functional flower frogs are often hidden at the bottom of a vase or bowl; in ikebana, these tools are known as kenzan, and they’re intentionally left unobscured; the water in or around them is an important element of the arrangement. This flower frog, made by hand from locally sourced clay in Portland, Oregon, is worthy of display. The multiple holes encourage creativity and play; it’s practically guaranteed you'll never make the same arrangement twice.
Joy Tip Ikebana embodies the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi, the Buddhist belief that there's beauty in imperfection. So get loose! Read our story on the art of ikebana for tips on how to create your own arrangement at home.