The 4th of July honors America’s independence from England in 1776 and the official birth of our nation. Since then, this holiday has been celebrated in one form or another, with today’s festivities including backyard BBQs, outdoor concerts, parades, fireworks, and family gatherings. On display at celebrations across the country are the red, white, and blue colors of the American flag. These colors are steeped in American symbolism and are emblematic of our country’s patriotism. Red symbolizes sacrifice, hardiness, and valor; white symbolizes hope, purity of purpose, and innocence; and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
Flowers also carry symbolic significance and play an important part in celebrating America’s historic moments. From red poppies and forget-me-nots that represent fallen soldiers to nasturtium flowers that symbolize patriotism and victory in war, or the elegant rose, America’s national flower, fresh, beautiful blooms are a great way to show your patriotism and elevate any July 4th celebration. Here at Conklyn’s Florist, we have a specially curated collection of patriotic blooms as well as ideas for how to celebrate Independence Day with fresh flowers.
How to Make Independence Day Extra Special with Flowers
Decorate Your Front Porch
Hanging planters full of charming red, white, and blue flowers is a great way to show your patriotic spirit at home while elevating your porch decoration. You can also create a red, white, and blue container garden near your entrance or place a patriotic wreath on your front door.
Decorate Your Home
Fill your kitchen, back patio, or any living space with the beauty of fresh flowers in classic patriotic colors. Blooms such as red roses, carnations, or red Peruvian lilies pair well with blue Irises, larkspur, and hydrangea, with white daisies, lilies of the valley, or white carnations added to round out the color trio.
Perfectly Patriotic Blooms for Your Backyard BBQ
Besides a red, white, and blue color combo, you can also display blooms that carry patriotic symbolism, such as the following:
Freesias – flowy and fragrant, these blooms symbolize freedom
Edelweiss – these white flowers are shaped like stars and signify strength and courage
Guernsey Lilies – colorful and unique, these blooms resemble a firework display and represent freedom and good fortune
Black-Eyed Susans – with a bright yellow star-burst shape and dark round center, these striking flowers symbolize justice.
Friends and neighbors will be impressed and delighted with your colorful collection of patriotic blooms. 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. These patriotic arrangements are also perfect for gifting to a local VFW, a cemetery, or a community event to honor those who have served and are currently serving our country.
Wearable Patriotic Blooms
If attending an Independence Day parade or party, wear red, white, and blue blooms with ribbons on your wrist as a corsage or on your jacket as a boutonniere. Wearable patriotic blooms are also great gifts for current or former military personnel and spouses.
When shopping for your July Fourth celebrations, don’t forget to shop local. Putting money back into your community and supporting small business owners is one of the most patriotic things you can do. For all your celebratory floral occasions or “just because” moments, Conklyn’s Florist is the best place in Alexandria to shop for the freshest, longest-lasting blooms.
Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper
Embrace patriotism everywhere you go with our seasonal wallpaper for your mobile device. Enjoy a convenient July calendar for your desktop background that radiates freedom, joy, and Independence Day.
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