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.
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.