When celebrating a patriotic holiday like the 4th of July, you expect there to be plenty of red, white, and blue decor, sparklers, fireworks, and numerous flags flying about. You probably don’t think much about flowers, but just like fireworks and flags, there are several blooms that are intrinsically linked to America’s fight for independence.
For example, red poppies and forget-me-nots represent fallen soldiers, nasturtium flowers symbolize patriotism and victory in war, and the red rose is America’s national flower. Fresh, beautiful blooms are a great way to show your patriotism and will enhance any celebration, so don’t forget the flowers. Here at VanderSalm’s Flowershop, we have listed all the many ways you can use flowers to celebrate Independence Day.
Make Independence Day Extra Special with Flowers
Decorate Your Front Porch
Place decorative hanging planters full of red, white, and blue blooms on your porch to show your patriotism while also sprucing up your entryway. You can also create a container garden of these colorful blooms in your front yard.
Decorate Your Home
Decorate your kitchen, back patio, or any living space with the beauty of colorful, fresh flowers. Select blooms such as red roses, carnations, Peruvian lilies, blue Irises, larkspur, hydrangea, or white daisies. There are plenty of red, white, and blue flowers to choose from to spruce up your home and bring out your patriotic spirit.
Perfectly Patriotic Blooms for Your Backyard BBQ
Besides a red, white, and blue color combination of flowers, display some of the below blooms that have a patriotic meaning, such as:
Freesias – symbolize freedom
Edelweiss – signifies strength and courage
Guernsey Lilies – represent freedom and good fortune
Black-Eyed Susans – symbolize justice
Your friends and neighbors will be impressed with your beautiful and deeply meaningful bouquets. 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. Patriotic arrangements are also perfect for donating to a local VFW, a veteran’s cemetery, or a community event to honor those who have served or are currently serving our country.
Wearable Patriotic Blooms
Make a splash by attending an Independence Day parade or party by wearing red, white, and blue blooms on your wrist or jacket. Patriotic corsages and boutonnieres are a great way to show your American pride and also make excellent gifts for current or former military personnel and spouses.
When shopping for your July Fourth celebrations, one of the most patriotic things you can do is to shop local. Putting money back into your community and supporting small businesses benefit our nation all around, so seek out your neighborhood florist like VanderSalm’s Flowershop for all your special flower occasions and to ensure your receive the freshest, longest-lasting blooms.
Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper
Change up your phone background with a beautiful and festive background of bright summer blooms. For your desktop, add this wallpaper with a July calendar to brighten your spirits this summer!
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