Easy Ideas for Patriotic Flower Pots for Summer

Summer is the perfect time to deck out your porch or patio with patriotic outdoor decor. These tips and tricks for creating patriotic flower pots will have your front porch showing off your patriotic spirit!

One of my favorite things to do in May is create pots of beautiful flowers for our porches and landscape. With a couple of patriotic holidays during the summer time, I love creating pots that allow me to easily incorporate a festive patriotic color scheme. It makes it super easy to show your patriotic spirit for Memorial Day picnics and Fourth of July barbeques! 

Memorial Day patriotic pots with blue hydrangeas in white flower boxes, blue flower pots with white flowers, red geraniums in terracotta pots, and blue front door with patriotic wreath

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Memorial Day blog hop

Today, I’m joining seven other blogger friends sharing lots of great patriotic ideas for the Celebrate the Holiday Memorial Day Blog Hop! A very special thanks to Carol at Bluesky at Home for hosting our blog hop! 

If you’re coming from Peacock Ridge Farm, isn’t Renae’s patriotic tablescape just gorgeous!

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This summer I’ve decided to use a predominately blue and white color scheme for my front porch flowers and pots. I just love all shades of blue for summer, and the white flowers and containers are the perfect pop on our shadowing front porch.

My blue and white color scheme forms the perfect base for a patriotic color scheme for Memorial Day and Independence Day!

To create beautiful patriotic pots for these special summer holidays, I’m combining flowers in shades of red, white, and blue into some of my favorite containers and pots.

Blue flowers that are perfect in patriotic pots:

Have you ever used potted hydrangeas for your porch flower pots? 

Memorial Day patriotic pots with blue hydrangeas in white flower boxes, blue flower pots with white flowers, and blue front door with patriotic wreath

The front of our home faces north, so our front porch gets some morning sun, but after noon it’s shaded the rest of the day. Over the years I’ve played around with different varieties of flowers to determine what grows best in this area, and still yield beautiful color for lovely curb appeal.

I’ve typically relied on New Guinea Impatiens and rose begonias to provide beautiful color; however, a couple of years ago I spotted some gorgeous blue Endless Summer hydrangeas that had been newly delivered to our local grocery store.

On a whim, I decided to try planting one in a large planter on our front porch! It was the perfect spot for this pretty flowering bush and gave us beautiful blooms all summer long! The hydrangea thrived in the combination of early morning sun and afternoon shade.

Memorial Day patriotic pots with blue hydrangeas in white flower boxes, blue flower pots with white flowers, red geraniums in terracotta pots, and blue front door with patriotic wreath

Blue Hydrangeas provide perfect blue color for your patriotic flower pots.

Hydrangeas display gorgeous blue flowers throughout the summer, and they pair very well with red blooms and white flowers for the summer holidays. I love using these showy blue blooms in my porch pots. You can add a small American flag to the the potted hydrangeas for super simple holiday decor.

How to maintain the blue hydrangea color:

A blue hydrangea needs acidic soil to maintain its beautiful blue color. A pH level between 5.2 and 5.5 is ideal for maintaining the blue color of the blooms. You can add a soil acidifier to the soil to keep your blue blooms from turning pink.

Blue glazed pots with white petunias and blue lobelia flowers

Blue lobelia is another pretty blue flower to use in your patriotic themed flower pots. Potted lobelia does better in a sunny spot, but make sure to keep the soil moist at all times particularly as the weather heats up.

Favorite potted red flowers for patriotic holiday looks:

​I think red geraniums are the quintessential flower for celebrating summer holidays. I love geraniums in beautifully aged terracotta pots.

Red geraniums with flag pot

A grouping of red geraniums is so beautiful paired with the blue hydrangeas. Geraniums do not thrive quite as well on our north facing front porch, but if I place them on the steps leading up to the front of our home, they get plenty of sunshine. 

Pots of red impatiens and New Guniea Impatiens are perfect for shady areas, so I often used them on our front porch. The red varieties are perfect in a patriotic display.

Red petunias are another popular red flower that love full sunlight.

Pretty white flowers for summer flower pots:

From white impatiens and New Guinea impatiens, to white petunias, begonias, and geraniums, you can find an abundance of white flower options to compliment your red and blue blooms for the holidays.

Small American flags in blue flower pot with white begonia flowers on the front porch

White browalia is an annual plant that thrives in shady areas and make great additions to porch pots and your red, white and blue patriotic planters.

My favorite flower planters for a red, white, and blue color scheme:

Patriotic flower pots with red geraniums and American flags in terracotta pots.

You can never go wrong with timeless terracotta pots for a classic look for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. 

blue hydrangeas with patriotic ribbon

I also absolutely love these super inexpensive classic white planter boxes! They are such a good price, and so easy to assemble. Our blue hydrangea look spectacular in these crisp white flower planters. They’re so versatile because you simply place your potted plants inside the flower planter which makes it very easy to change out your pots and move your flowers around as needed.

Blue glazed pots with white petunias and blue lobelia flowers

These cobalt blue planters are another favorite planter option for showing our American pride for the holidays. I love using snowy white blooms in them, and love the blue and white pairings with our hydrangeas on our front porch.

A blue planter adds rich blue color to the porch and is a great choice with our blue front door painted Sherwin-Williams Endless Sea (SW 9150). They also coordinate perfectly with our blue and white striped rug for a breezy summer vibe all season long on our porch.

By sticking with a predominately classic blue and white color palette in the large pots on our front porch, it makes it super easy to add other pots of flowers in vibrant pinks and corals if I don’t want a red, white, and blue color scheme on our porch all summer long.

More patriotic decor ideas for your flower pots:

You can get creative and add some fun elements to your flower pots for the summer holidays. Adding small flags, wooden signs or stars, and colorful patriotic-themed ribbon can add a great punch of patriotic fun!

Patriotic flower pots with red geraniums and American flags in terracotta pots.

As you can see, it’s super easy to add patriotic touches to your summer porch with gorgeous flower pots full of red, white, and blue blooms!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Now hop on over to The Tattered Pew to see Kelly’s adorable jelly jar votives!

And be sure to check out all of the creative Memorial Day ideas by my talented friends below!

Memorial Day blog hop
Bluesky at Home – Patriotic Outdoor Decorations
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White Lilac Farmhouse – Easy Patriotic Decorations
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Saved from Salvage – Red, White and Blue Take Two

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  1. Hi Kim Love your porch decor! Love the pots too!
    I am always looking for porch ideas for the holidays!
    Happy May! laura

  2. Your pots and porch and beautiful! I’m a HUGE hydrangea fan and love how you planted yours and now I can’t wait to plant my pots. Beautiful, thanks for the lovely inspiration!!!

  3. Love your ideas for adding patriotic outdoor decor with flowers. Hydrangeas are one of my favorites, too. I loved your white planter and ordered it. Our front door faces west and we don’t have a porch, but I’d love to incorporate some of your color ideas. Thanks for sharing these valuable ideas.

    1. Thanks so much, Carol! I hope you enjoy your planter as much as I enjoy mine! Thank you so much for organizing our blog hop!!

  4. Hi Kim! I love how festive your front porch looks! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I don’t know if they will grow in the sandy ground here in Florida! I love the idea of growing them in pots! I’m going to have to try that and see what happens! I love how the blue flowers look in your pretty white planters! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. How pretty!! I have a mostly shaded patio area and I did not know you could pot hydrangeas in shade!! I’m totally going to try that!! Your pots look so festive for the long Summer months ahead! Thanks so much for all the neat ideas!! Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! Make sure you choose a variety that grows well in shade. Endless Summer is a good option for shade. Limelights enjoy the sun.

  6. Kim, your front porch looks gorgeous! I love your beautiful blooms and how you used them to add patriotic outdoor decor! I am excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Just pinned so many fabulous things from this post, Kim, and will share it tomorrow too! I love how adding a simple ribbon or a flag can make hydrangeas and geraniums feel summertime festive. It’s all so pretty. Hugs, CoCo

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