Arrangement # 70
What an exciting moment when I discovered my perfume tree ( Canangium odorata /Cananga odorata ) producing its first cluster of fragrant yellow-green flowers. I thought it should have a focal point in today's composition. Therefore I sandwitched it between the flowers of ixora and bracts of heliconia. In Malaysia this tree is locally referred to as the ' kenanga '. 'Bunga Kenanga " means the flowers of kenanga. From the distilled oil in the flowers , perfume is produced. In some literature, this tree is sometimes called the ' ylang ylang'.
An interesting feature of its flower is its long, twisted and drooping petals.
To add greenery to the composition, I placed a few leaves of draceana with its longitudinal yellowish stripes, thespider plant with its stiff grass like variegated white-green leaves and the lanceolate leaves of the mother-in-law's tongue .
For such a fragrant flower creating a huge perfume industry, I call today's composition.... A Perfumed Presence.