The Bouquet-a-Week Project: Week Forty-Five

I got off easy during Week 45 of the Bouquet-a-Week Project, because my flowers from Week 44 were still going strong. Well, at least the magnificent cabbage flower, which I thought might last forever.

I reformulated that blossom into my major bouquet, so all I needed for Week 45 was a handful of dahlias to repopulate my small bouquets.

I went to the Pike Place Market very late on a Tuesday afternoon after a dentist appointment. It was already about 5:15, when most farmers are packing up or have already left.

But I was in luck, for Erlinda, the erstwhile agent at Flower Garden, was still hard at work creating memorable bouquets.

Erlinda greeted me with delight and we agreed that I would purchase eight dahlias for $10 (such a deal!). Together we chose the most beautiful blossoms, which included four yellow-and-orange pom-pom dahlias (which I like because they last a long time) and three white dahlias with pink tips.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers
Week Forty-Five: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers

And here are Week Forty-Five’s fresh Pike Place Market flowers “painted” in Waterlogue.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Painted in Waterlogue
Week Forty-Five: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Painted in Waterlogue

For my major arrangement of Week Forty-Five, I planted the huge cabbage flower and one of the pink-and-white dahlias in an Asian-leaning matte black vase along with some greenery left over from prior weeks.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Cabbage Flower and Dahlia
Week Forty-Five: Cabbage Flower and Dahlia

One of the puffy yellow dahlias looks perky in my favorite baby-blue vase paired with leftover greenery and pussy-willow branches.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Single Yellow Dahlia in a Tall Blue Vase
Week Forty-Five: Single Yellow Dahlia in a Tall Blue Vase

One of the lacy pink-tinged dahlias looks magnificent in a pale-green glass pitcher my family ¬†bought on a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, more than 50 years ago (!). The purple “flowers” underneath are actually cabbage flowers left over from Week Forty-Four.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Single Dahlia in a Blue Buddha Vase
Week Forty-Five: Single Dahlia in a Blue Buddha Vase

Buddha vases flank a clear glass vase, all backlighted in white light.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Single Dahlias in Two Buddha Vases and Clear Glass Vase
Week Forty-Five: Single Dahlias in Two Buddha Vases and Clear Glass Vase

We finish up Week Forty-Five with three small bouquets.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Five: Three Small Bouquets
Week Forty-Five: Three Small Bouquets

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