Flowers for the 4th of July Yard Fest

The 4th of July Holiday is an abstract image of the colors and meaning of the American Flag – Red, White, and Blue. As we celebrate the birth of this great nation, we can employ the purpose and colors of our flag. In this blog, we talk about some beautiful ways flowers can help in that task.

Red – hardiness & valor

The red stripes in the U.S. Flag represent hardiness and valor – the land of the free and home of the brave as echoed in our anthem. Flowers that stand up to  these words include roses, and there are many varieties of red roses. Zinnias are another option, but make sure to get the red ones. Zinnia comes in a variety of flowers. Both Roses and Zinnia are perfect for pots, or you can plant either in the ground. Another winner is the red Geranium, which is very easy to grow.

White – purity and innocence

The white stripes in the U.S. Flag stand for purity and innocence. A fantastic flower for both is the Calla Lily. Its beautiful white blooms with the yellow spike are amazing. You can also go for a beautiful white Rose such as the Peace Rose. Another excellent option is white Lilies, and there are a few varieties. You can also use Gardenia or Magnolia blossoms too.

Blue – vigilance, perseverance, and justice

Blue in the flag, stands for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. These qualities are represented by Leather Flowers – a Clematis – which offer delicate star-shaped blossoms. Another option is the Bluebells which provide a vibrant blue and densely populated bloom. For tables, you can also add blue food coloring to the water of white cut roses, and they will turn blue.

The reality is that flowers make a fantastic way to show off the pride you feel of this great nation. There are many options and you can either grow them as beds, in pots or use them as cut flowers. It takes a little forethought, but you can turn your entire yard into 4th of July vision.

Learn more about landscaping and holiday celebration by reading the blogs of Design Custom Homes.

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