A dash of red, a splash of blue, add a dob of white and your table will exude…just a quick hint for finding colors in your garden that bring the festivities to your table. There is nothing like fresh flowers for decorating the deck or patio for the big Independence Day celebrations. Why buy those phony baloney red, white and blue carnations when, upon closer observation, you should find enough of the traditional splash in your own garden. Have fun and don’t forget to decorate it with our flag! Here are some quick red, white and blue cut flower suggestions: Lace Cap Hydrangea or Sea Holly, red Roses, and white Roses or an Iris. I still have some blooming in the garden. Post your 4th of July flower combinations.
To sum up today’s down and dirty blog, Yogi Berra reminds us that ““The only color I don't have is navy brown.” Maybe if we think long and hard, we might find a flower that fits that color description. And don’t forget, if you can breathe in sunshine, than inhale deeply today. It’s a ten out there. And should you be heading out of dodge, stay safe and enjoy the gardens wherever your trails may lead you.
All photos by Greg Bilowz
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