Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day 2017

The title of this holiday has a bit more importance to many of us than anytime in the past few years.  More (not political) on that later.

For now, here is a patriotic display of flowers for your enjoyment.  Our colors in the United States are red, white and blue.

Let's light it up, with three cheers for the red, white and blue.

Double red impatiens.  Don't they look like tiny roses?  I am taking a chance growing them this year - for several years I stayed away due to the impatien killing downy mildew that killed off my plants each summer (literally in hours) for several years before a fellow garden blogger warned me about what I was facing.  Our nursery told us it was "probably" safe to grow this year, and I jumped right on it.  I missed them so much.  I hope they make it through the summer.

Single red impatiens.

Red geraniums.

White:  sunpatiens, the third year I have planted them. 

And this....well, they are pretty.  I thought they were bacopa, but maybe not.

As for blue, there are few true blue flowers out there, and I don't grow any.  So, from a nearby stand of wildflowers, some chicory.  Yes, I know.  More lavender than blue, but they look blue when you aren't looking at pictures, but the real thing.

This has turned out to be an interesting Independence Day.  More on that tomorrow.  Hoping your Fourth, if you celebrate, is safe and enjoyable.

Day 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.


  1. As always, great photos. Happy Independence Day.

  2. Lovely flowers. That's a pleasant start for this special occasion. Happy Independence day :)

  3. I keep my political rants to my other blog: Talking It Out. It's nice to have a place to rant now and again. Happy 4th.

  4. Beautiful pictures and I love the flowers and would like to have some for my yard. As for blue flowers what you showed was perfect.

  5. They all look so pretty. You work so hard on your garden... I wish I had that skill. A lot of my plants died due to cold... Makes me feel so sad.
    Hope you had a great 4th of July.

  6. Love how you shared a celebration of the holiday through red white and blue flowers.

  7. Hope you had a happy holiday Alana! Thanks for the great flowers as always

  8. AWESOME photos and what a way to present the red, white and blue! Great way to celebrate!!

  9. Beautiful! Hope you had a happy 4th!

  10. Lovely photographs and I love the way you present them. A nation of grumblers


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