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

It was a Saturday afternoon as I walked through the Pike Place Market trying to decide which fresh flower bouquet to buy.

I noticed that the pickings were pretty slim, nothing like the extravaganza of fresh flower bouquets available during the summer and early fall.

As often happened, I decided on a bouquet from Erlinda at Flower Garden. As I handed over my $10, I felt a wave of sadness since I knew it might be the last time I would see my friend during the 2018 growing season.

The Week Forty-Seven bouquet I purchased from Erlinda was an interesting mix of Asian lilies and dahlias in a rainbow of colors. Underneath, dinosaur kale leaves formed some of the greenery along with more traditional stems of green leaves.

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

Here is the lacy beauty of the Week Forty-Seven bouquet when “painted” in Waterlogue.

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

You can get a better look at the dinosaur kale from Week Forty-Seven when the components are laid out for viewing. . .

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Seven: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Laid in a Row
Week Forty-Seven: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Laid in a Row

And painted in Waterlogue.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Seven: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Laid in a Row Painted in Waterlogue
Week Forty-Seven: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers Laid in a Row Painted in Waterlogue

Simple majesty are the words that best describe the first major bouquet of Week Forty-Seven, composed of a yellow Asian lily, a variegated maroon-and-white dahlia, and greenery.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Seven: Asian Lilies and a Dahlia in a Matte Black Vase
Week Forty-Seven: Asian Lilies and a Dahlia in a Matte Black Vase

The stripes on this Italian vase mirror the colors in the dahlias I arranged within it.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Seven: Multicolored Dahlias in a Multicolored Vase
Week Forty-Seven: Multicolored Dahlias in a Multicolored Vase

Single dahlias, kale, and greenery are understated forms of beauty.

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

As are the three small bouquets from Week Forty-Seven.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Seven: Three Small Vases
Week Forty-Seven: Three Small Vases

Accidentally, while working with the flowers, two broke from their stems. Never one to waste anything, I put them in a round celadon vase that held the pair of dahlias as if it were made for them.

Braiden Blossoms Website Week Forty-Seven: Red and White Dahlias Floating in a Round Celadon Bowl
Week Forty-Seven: Red and White Dahlias Floating in a Round Celadon Bowl