Ikebana (生け花?, "living flowers") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō (華道?, the "way of flowers").
"Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける?, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花?, "flower"). Possible translations include "giving life to flowers" and "arranging flowers".
The gardener digs in another time, without past or future, beginning or end. A time that does not cleave the day with rush hours, lunch breaks, the last bus home. As you walk in the garden you pass into this time — the moment of entering can never be remembered. Around you the landscape lies transfigured. Here is the Amen beyond the prayer.
“a garden is a way that the land says, “I love you.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer