Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Best wishes for a wonderful Independence Day!  Here's my version of safe and sane fireworks:

Phormium 'Dark Delight' and Hebe 'Wiri Blush'

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye'

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snow Lady'

Argyranthemum frutescens

Agapanthus

Salvia 'Mystic Spires' and Borago officinalis

Eustoma grandiflorum "Borealis Blue'



And the finale:

Cuphea x ignea 'Starfire Pink'

13 comments:

  1. Let's rename Agapanthus "the fourth of July flower" because it looks like fireworks. I used to use it with scarlet geraniums and Shasta daisy for a centerpiece. Now I only have a white one and it works with the same geranium and spires of blue salvia. I went to look up what the name of the firework was and found out that fireworks are name after flowers rather than vice versa. http://www.fireworks.com/fireworks-university/fireworks-glossary/ You should have a nice display tomorrow night. Enjoy.

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  2. Happy 4th! Those probably ARE the safest and sanest fireworks you'll see this weekend, huh? Take care!

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  3. Happy Fourth of July to you too! Great pics Kris. I love, love, love that cuphea! Is that a hardy shrub for you????? Jealous here

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  4. Happy Fourth of July, Kris! Gorgeous flowers! I'm growing that Amaranthus here too this year, hoping it will self sow.

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  5. Happy Fourth of July, Kris! Happy Fourth of July! I like your delightfully quiet fireworks!

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  6. Happy 4th to you, too. These "fireworks" pictures are inspired! Love it.

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  7. Gorgeous plants! I think my neighbors just finished with the second installation of their 4th of July celebration. At least I hope they have. I loke your fireworks better.

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  8. Excellent "fireworks", not the least because they won't scare the dogs. Sane indeed. Hope you had a great 4th, Kris.

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  9. I will take Echinacea fireworks over the explosive kind any day! I spent my 4th trying to coax the cat out from under the bed. : / That mix of Echinacea is so pretty. I have some of that same mix in a pot.

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  10. Such a gorgeous garden deserves a celebration of its own!

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  11. A very belated happy 4th July! I hope you had a great day; I love your fireworks and I agree with Deb, above.

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