Happy Fourth of July! It’s almost time for that festive summer celebration that includes hamburgers, hot dogs and… turtle soup? The upcoming holiday has some pretty interesting trivia surrounding it, and and we have found some fun facts for you to share with family and friends while sitting around the picnic table. Before you go, however, head to Campbell’s Flowers for the July 4th flowers that will bring color and festivity to the party.On the American flag, red represents courage, valor, and sacrifice. When creating an arrangement for the holiday, you may choose red roses, carnations, or gerbera daisies – all popular selections.
Let’s Eat! The Fourth of July is associated with burgers and dogs right off the grill, sweet corn on the cob, and juicy watermelon, just to name a few of our favorite foods. But did you know that on the very first Independence Day, John Adams and his wife Abigail celebrated with a feast of poached salmon with egg sauce, green peas, boiled potatoes, and turtle soup? We think we will stick to our traditional menu! However, they did follow the meal with an apple pie, so not all traditions have changed.
The color white represents the purity of heart and hope for a new beginning. White flowers include daisies, hydrangea, lilies, roses, and carnations.
The color blue represents true loyalty and brotherhood. Naturally occurring blue flowers are less common, but often the blue iris, delphinium, or hydrangea are used in patriotic displays. You may also opt to accent a red and white bouquet with blue ribbons and a blue vase to get just the right shade.
From the flowers to the food and the fireworks, Independence Day is full of tradition. Campbell’s Flowers is here to help you celebrate those traditions in beautiful style. Wherever in Pueblo, you find yourself, have fun and be safe. Happy Fourth of July!