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.
Fourth of July Flowers How-To
- Cut stems at an angle, and anchor them in a vase using a flower frog.
- 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.