The Fourth of July is Independence Day here in the USA and I’ve made a red, white and blue floral arrangement in honor of the day in my blue speckled ‘MILK’ jug vase.
Red Poppies (Papaver somniferum), which always bloom in time for the holiday, are the stars here, along with red Astilbe x arendsii. White Hosta (H. ‘Francis Williams’ ) blossoms and wild Malva moshata are sweetly scented additions. Blue Globe Onion (Allium caeruleum) and purple Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) are currently the only blue tinted flowers in my garden. A collar of blue Hosta leaves finish the arrangement.
For those observing the day, I wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday weekend.
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”