The 4th of July is when America celebrates its independence from England, and it is traditionally honored with parades, backyard BBQ parties, and fireworks. Flags, banners, and tableware decor in red, white, and blue will be seen everywhere. These three colors are important to our country because they carry significant symbolism related to what America stands for: Red symbolizes sacrifice, hardiness, and valor; White symbolizes hope, purity of purpose, and innocence; and Blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
You may be surprised to discover that flowers also have an important part in honoring America’s historic moments. For example, red poppies and forget-me-nots symbolize fallen soldiers, nasturtium blooms represent patriotism and victory in war, and the universally known red rose is America’s national flower. Now that you are aware of the patriotic symbolism of flowers, make them a part of your holiday celebration to enhance the patriotic theme. For more ideas on how to elevate this special patriotic occasion with flowers, keep reading for fresh and colorful ideas on how to celebrate Independence Day with flowers by Swenson & Silacci Flowers,
Tips for Making Independence Day Extra Special with Patriotic Flowers
Decorate Your Front Porch
Add a couple of delightful hanging planters full of red, white, and blue blooms to display your patriotism and enhance your front entryway. You can also add red, white, and blue flower beds in your front yard or create a container garden on your porch with these festive colors.
Decorate Your Home
Bring patriotic blooms into your home to add a pop of bright color and freshness. Everyone loves fresh flowers, and having a combination of red, white, and blue blooms to celebrate the 4th will instill joy and patriotism in everyone around. Choose a selection of red roses, carnations, or Peruvian lilies to pair with blue Irises, larkspur, and hydrangea, adding white daisies, lilies of the valley or white carnations to round out the color trio.
Perfectly Patriotic Blooms for Your Backyard BBQ
Decorate your backyard BBQ with fresh, colorful blooms in red, white, and blue, OR, add a level of deeper meaning by displaying blooms that have patriotic relevance, such as:
Freesias – charming and fragrant flowers that symbolize freedom
Edelweiss – white star-shaped flowers that signify strength and courage
Guernsey Lilies – colorful blooms that resemble a firework display and represent freedom and good fortune
Black-Eyed Susans – bright yellow blooms in a star-burst shape that symbolize justice.
Celebrate the 4th with a colorful collection of meaningful patriotic blooms to honor those who have helped shape our nation.
Patriotic Flower Arrangements to Give
Gifting a floral arrangement to a veteran or someone currently serving in the military is an incredibly nice gesture to do during the holidays. You can’t go wrong by choosing a selection of red, white, and blue blooms or an arrangement of several of the symbolic flowers listed above to present to a veteran.
Wearable Patriotic Blooms
Wear your patriotism on your shirt or wrist with a corsage or boutonniere created with patriotic blooms. These wearable flowers make great gifts to give to current or former military personnel and spouses.
When doing your 4th of July shopping, support small businesses and shop local. Putting money back into your community and your local economy is one of the most patriotic things you can do. For all your celebratory floral occasions or “just because” moments, Swenson & Silacci Flowers, is the best place to shop for the freshest, longest-lasting blooms.
Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper
Display your patriotism and spruce up your mobile device with our flower-filled patriotic wallpaper! You can also add a convenient July calendar to your computer when you download our red, white, and blue wallpaper for desktop. Experience the joy of summer and patriotic pride every time you glance at your screen.
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