The Bouquet-a-Week Project: Week Four

This is the fourth straight week that I have bought flowers at the Pike Place Market, created multiple flower arrangements, photographed them, then “painted” them using the Waterlogue app. Here are this week’s raw materials.

Week Four: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers
Week Four: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers

And here are the same fresh flowers “painted” in Waterlogue.

Week Four: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers in Waterlogue
Week Four: Fresh Pike Place Market Flowers in Waterlogue

New this week? Yellow and white hyacinths, whose heady fragrance scented our home all week.

Because the hyacinths were still on their bulbs, I positioned them in a low, squatty vase along with a shortened salmon tulip for color and some left-over tulip fronds.

Week Four: Yellow and White Hyacinths
Week Four: Yellow and White Hyacinths

This cylindrical vase, filled half-way with clear glass marbles (whose official name is “decorative filler”) provided the perfect vessel for half a dozen red and yellow tulips and a bit of bear grass. A glowing green backlight illuminates the arrangement.

Week Four: Red and Yellow Tulips and Clear Marbles
Week Four: Red and Yellow Tulips and Clear Marbles

I took the same vase, once again lined with glass marbles, and substituted different tulips and pink backlight for a whole new look!

Week Four: Yellow Tulips and Pink Light
Week Four: Yellow Tulips and Pink Light

Pink “double” tulips (tulips with multiple blossoms) looked gorgeous in a trio of colorful vases.

Week Four: A Trio of Tulip Bouquets
Week Four: A Trio of Tulip Bouquets

Later in the week, all but one of the hyacinths had given up the ghost. So I took the remaining one and gave it new life in a fresh vase.

Week Four: Yellow Hyacinth in a Yellow and Black Vase
Week Four: Yellow Hyacinth in a Yellow and Black Vase

Even almost-dead tulips (ones that are completely open and a bit frayed around the edges) can find a new lease on life. I shot this survivor from above along with a few sprigs of bear grass.

Week Four: Single Blossom on a Blossom-Strewn Rug
Week Four: Single Blossom on a Blossom-Strewn Rug