Independence Day

Red, white and blue flowersThe 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.”

About Eliza Waters

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63 Responses to Independence Day

  1. That’s so beautiful flowers…👌👌
    Happy independence Day Of America

  2. Anne says:

    A lovely variety of flowers in a beautiful jug! Happy Independence Day, Eliza.

  3. Brian Skeys says:

    Independent but still good friends. Happy Independence Day. (Some of us hope to regain our independence again soon!).

  4. Chloris says:

    Lovely cheery arrangement.

  5. Karen Lang says:

    Happy Independence Day Eliza! Beautiful arrangement 🌸🌺🌻🌺

  6. Alice Pratt says:

    Perfect colors for this holiday! Happy 4th! I love the MILK jug. Not familiar with Malva moshata, going to look that up.

  7. Christina says:

    Have a happy day.

  8. Lovely, lovely arrangement. But these are sad days for our country. Nowadays, all I can seem to do is shrug.

  9. Nice work! Did you sear the poppy stems? I love the Hosta flowers in there. Happy Fourth.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy. The hosta flowers are packed this year. I didn’t sear the poppy ends as they don’t seem to last more than a day or two anyway. It’s day 2 and they are still intact. I think of them like iris, not going to last long.

  10. Very pretty Eliza! It is hard to come by such true blue flowers and yours make the arrangement stunning. Happy 4th to you!

  11. Perfect for the day!

  12. sandyjwhite says:

    Just right! Happy 4th, Eliza!

  13. Happy Fourth of July from Canada, enjoy your day! The bouquet is beautiful!

  14. dawnbirdau says:

    Happy Independence Day, Eliza! Beautiful flowers. I love the milk jug!

  15. myplaidheart says:

    Beautiful and I love that vase! Happy 4th, Eliza!

  16. Perfect post on this national holiday. I have a red poppy and some red astilbe blooming right now too. Gorgeous! 🙂

  17. Beautiful arrangement Eliza. Enjoy the holiday.

  18. Cathy says:

    Happy Independence Day Eliza! What a beautiful vase. Your red Astilbe is very striking an dthe blue allium lovely too. I thought if you today as my first Nicotiana plant started flowering! They are amazing, growing from such tiny weeny seedlings with hardly any watering in between, but like most of my plants they are quite short so far due to the drought. I first saw them in your summer garden and look forward to seeing some pictures of it again soon! 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy! Isn’t it amazing how big and quickly Nicotiana grows from a tiny seed? Your nicotiana will now self-sow forever, lol! Mine are generally white, although some pink blushes show up on some and grow 2-3′ tall. The shorter hybrids revert back quite quickly. Mine just started blooming a few days ago. Their scent at dusk is like honey.

  19. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous flowers Eliza.

  20. bittster says:

    Have a great day, those reds are so intense! They look great balanced by the white.

  21. Kris P says:

    Your arrangement is perfect, Eliza. I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday.

  22. Lovely post Eliza. Happy July 4th!

  23. Love the poppies ! Happy 4th!

  24. AmyRose🌹 says:

    More people need to read the Declaration of Independence, Eliza, and not only that but to live it. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous!! Just stunning!! Thank you! 💖

  25. arlingwoman says:

    Wow! A belated Happy Fourth to you!

  26. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Missed this one earlier as was away. Your garden must be blooming beautifully, with all these lovely flowers.

  27. Just gorgeous Eliza! You make the most beautiful arrangements. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July ! We had BBQ with some friends. It was. good time.

  28. Very effective and appropriate, I hope you enjoyed your Independence Day.

  29. Jewels says:

    Omygosh Eliza, this is so gorgeous! I LOVE red, white and blue! ❤

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