Patriotic...exuberant, corny, tasteful?
The secret lies in the proportion of Red, White & Blue. Somebody has to take a back seat. In the banner above, Which proportion of red to blue to white do you like?
Using the same mechanics (oasis on a plastic lid), this modern mass (see "The Pastels of June") uses clockwise from 1PM blue trachelium, dark rich red carnations, white hydrangea,three artichoke flowers baby's breath and, last, peeping out brighter red carnations. The container is definitely an element in the proportion keeping the blues, which tend to recede, dominant.