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


Salvia 'Mystic Spires' and Borago officinalis

Eustoma grandiflorum "Borealis Blue'

And the finale:

Cuphea x ignea 'Starfire Pink'


  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. You should have a nice display tomorrow night. Enjoy.

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

  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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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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