Add a touch of Southern elegance to your home with these colorful flower arrangements.
Photo: Ralph Anderson
Much like a Southern girl can stay fresh-faced despite the heat (nose powdering should be considered a regional art form), these fiery blooms stand up to our August scorchers. For this display, we snipped dahlia and dahlia buds, lantana, and zinnia to form a loose cluster. Yellow Billy buttons and calendula from a local florist round out the mix. Bonus: Including yet-to-bloom buds ensures an arrangement with staying power.