A branch from the garden, an orange Gerbera, and a Bergenia leaf.
Use only as much as you need - nothing more. That's the secret of ikebana. It could also be a way of living if you wish. Not as easy as it sounds. These are really simplified arrangements with not a leaf that isn't necessary. At least that is what I have aimed for.
Gerbera and Berberis in a simplistic vase.