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Flowers for the Fourth of July

Martha Stewart
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Silver echinops (also known as globe thistle) and spiky, steel-blue eryngium (or sea holly) that mingle with feathery white flowering astilbe make for a perfect Fourth of July arrangement. These can be found in farmers’ markets and are easy to grow.

4th of July flower arrangement.

Fourth of July Flowers How-To

  1. Cut stems at an angle, and anchor them in a vase using a flower frog.
  2. Finish with astilbe foliage and sparkler-like Queen Anne’s lace (if planting your own, skip Daucus carota, an invasive weed; instead, try its better-behaved cousin Ammi majus) to set off those big, booming blossoms.

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