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