Happy 4th of July!

Since we’re celebrating our great nation’s independence this weekend, I’ve been spending a little time this week transforming our deck into a red, white, and blue extravaganza—with patriotic perennials and all-American annuals from my very own garden.

For starters, I cut some white Shasta daisies and placed them in a tall vase, then interspersed them with red bee balm blossoms. Next, I attached some glittery blue stars to florist’s wire and set them among the red and white flowers. And there you have it—flowery fireworks in a vase! I also potted up some red geraniums, white hydrangeas, and blue delphiniums and placed small American flags in the containers to add to the colorful fun.

Need a little help growin’ the most gorgeous perennials in any color and any season? Check out my Perfect Perennials book—FREE for 21 days! It’s filled with 1,784 super secrets for bloomin’ beauties that’ll flourish year after year.