As many of us pull out the grill and prepare to celebrate the 4th of July with burgers, hot dogs, friends, and family, we need to remember this a holiday to celebrate our patriotism. So along with plenty of red, white, and blue decor and treats, don’t forget to include patriotic flowers in your celebration!
Besides arrangements of red, blue, and white flowers, there are specific varieties of blooms that carry a particularly patriotic message. From red poppies and forget-me-nots that represent fallen soldiers to nasturtium flowers that symbolize patriotism and victory in war, to the universally popular rose, America’s national flower, fresh, beautiful blooms are a great way to show your patriotism and elevate any July 4th celebration. Here at Shirley’s Flower Studio, we have a specially curated collection of patriotic blooms as well as great ways to celebrate Independence Day with patriotic flowers.
Flowers Make Independence Day Extra Special
Patriotic Flowers for Your Front Porch
Hanging planters full of charming red, white, and blue flowers is a great way to show your patriotic spirit at home while elevating your porch decoration. You can also create a red, white, and blue container garden near your entrance or place a patriotic wreath on your front door.
Patriotic Floral Arrangements for Your Home
Fill your kitchen, back patio, or any living space with the beauty of fresh flowers in classic patriotic colors. Blooms such as red roses, carnations, or red Peruvian lilies pair well with blue Irises, larkspur, and hydrangea, with white daisies, lilies of the valley, or white carnations added to round out the color trio.
Perfectly Patriotic Blooms for Your Backyard BBQ
Besides a red, white, and blue color combo, you can also display blooms that carry patriotic symbolism, such as the following:
Freesias – flowy and fragrant, these blooms symbolize freedom
Edelweiss – these white flowers are shaped like stars and signify strength and courage
Guernsey Lilies – colorful and unique, these blooms resemble a firework display and represent freedom and good fortune
Black-Eyed Susans – with a bright yellow star-burst shape and dark round center, these striking flowers symbolize justice.
Friends and neighbors will be impressed and delighted with your colorful collection of patriotic blooms. If you’re not the one hosting a party, then bring along some patriotic arrangements to someone who is.
Patriotic Flower Arrangements to Give
When gifting a floral arrangement to a veteran or someone currently serving in the military, you can’t go wrong with a combination of red, white, and blue blooms. These patriotic arrangements are also perfect for gifting to a local VFW, a cemetery, or a community event to honor those who have served and are currently serving our country.
Wearable Patriotic Blooms
If attending an Independence Day parade or party, wear red, white, and blue blooms with ribbons on your wrist as a corsage or on your jacket as a boutonniere. Wearable patriotic blooms are also great gifts for current or former military personnel and spouses.
When shopping for your July Fourth celebrations, don’t forget to shop local. Putting money back into your community and supporting small business owners is one of the most patriotic things you can do. For all your celebratory floral occasions or “just because” moments, Shirley’s Flower Studio is the best place to shop for the freshest, longest-lasting blooms.
Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper
Show off your patriotism and spruce up your mobile device with our fun flower wallpaper to celebrate Independence Day! You can also add a convenient July calendar to your computer when you download our red, white, and blue wallpaper for desktop. Feel the nostalgia of summer and admire alluring blooms anytime you glance at your screen.
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