Category: ‘Fourth of July’

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Bring Out the Red, White and Blue

by Stephen Rittner on June 27, 2016 at 9:46 am

— Photo Courtesy The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston, www.floralschool.comJuly 4th is the birthday of our country. We enjoy the holiday, getting together with friends and family, having barbecues and watching fireworks. Here in the Boston area, where there is a proud history leading back to colonial days, we celebrate Independence Day very seriously.

Flowers enhance just about every aspect of our existence, and they can definitely enhance the Fourth of July experience. There are many beautiful flowers available in red, white and blue, and your florist can help you celebrate with a custom floral design.

Welcome guests with patriotic flowers in the entry area of your home. This adorable ensemble features red roses, white and blue hydrangeas, and blue delphinium. Read More

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Fourth of July Décor and More

by Jenny Scala on June 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

The countdown to the Fourth of July fireworks spectacular is on. During the lead up to the rockets red glare, we travel near and far to gather with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence. Parades and marching bands, BBQs and picnics, beaches and pools, and red, white and blue mark the grand celebration. While preparing for the festivities, consider the many beautiful ways flowers can enhance the three-day July 4 holiday weekend.

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Fourth of July Fireworks

by Shelby Shy on June 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

When I begin decorating for our Fourth of July BBQs, I turn to the flowers and colors that resemble the festivities. While many people think of red, white and blue, the first thing that pops in my head are the fun fireworks that light up the night. Here are three colorful floral arrangements inspired by Fourth of July fireworks perfect to decorate celebrations or thank party hosts.

The Roman candle fireworks, the ones that look like exploding stars, inspire this arrangement. Bright red manzanita branches and yellow Asiatic and calla lilies burst through purple liatris, orange circus roses, green hydrangea and monstera leaves.

Fireworks - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

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Festive Fourth of July Flowers

by Mandy Majerik on June 27, 2013 at 10:40 am

Floral & Fruit - HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, ALWhether planning an outside barbecue or having an indoor dinner with family and friends, flowers are a sweet, sophisticated treat for Fourth of July gatherings.  A patriotic centerpiece in red, white and blue with surely wow your guests.

Flowers for a Backyard Picnic - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.An economical and practical flower that can withstand the July heat is the carnation, and it comes in red, white and even mixed red and white like peppermint.  For a refreshing centerpiece, ask your florist to design carnations inside a watermelon rind.

Spider mums and pincushion proteas are two flowers that I think look like fireworks in the sky, and there’s even a red and white striped spray rose called ‘Fireworks.’'Fireworks'

For floral design recipes, such as “Floral & Fruit,” see 4th of July: Red, White & Bloom. Your florist has all sorts of creative ideas and floral options for decorations so don’t be afraid to try something new.

What are your Fourth of July floral plans?

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4th of July: Red, White & Bloom

by Mandy Majerik on June 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

Floral & FruitAs a floral designer, I am always thinking in flowers, so what better title for a Fourth of July blog than “Red, White and Bloom?” If you’re hosting a Fourth of July party or going to one, flowers are a fun and sophisticated touch. Here are some of my favorite, simple floral design recipes for the Fourth of July .

First, you need the perfect ingredients. Choose flowers in patriotic colors.

  • Red: Roses, hypericum berries and tulips
  • White: Queen Anne’s lace, gladiola and tulips
  • Blue: Delphinium, hydrangeas and thistle

Next, grab some fun containers: Glass bubble bowls, recycled Coca-Cola bottles or cans, and various size cylinders. Add something “extra” to sweeten your centerpiece. I like designing with fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries and apples.

Here are three easy ways to mix the perfect ingredients to create simple centerpieces that will have your friends, family and neighbors talking. Read More