There would be no Independence Day without Philadephia. In fact, our city is so integrated into the history of this important day, that celebrating it here is truly a special and meaningful occasion. If you are headed to a Fourth of July party, picnic or special event, don’t forget the flowers. A stylish and sophisticated floral arrangement from Robertsons Flowers is the perfect way to add a touch of patriotic pride and American spirit to any gathering.
Did You Know? Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States between 1790 and 1800, as Washington D.C. was under construction.
Summer is here, and the outdoors beckons us – from casual picnics to elegant parties, the allure of the open air is hard to resist. If you are planning a dinner or event, adding floral designs is a special way to add color, interest, and flair to your table. Particularly popular at this time of year are amazing succulents, which are hardy and resilient, and also bring beautiful sophistication to your tablescape.
Did You Know? Succulents originated in areas with long dry seasons – such as Africa – since they store water in their leaves. This makes them a great choice for warm weather gatherings.
June is Wedding Month, so designated because more couples choose to walk down the aisle and say their vows in June than in any other month. At Robertson’s Flowers, we couldn’t be more excited – after all, we love weddings! We are greater Philadelphia’s premier resource for wedding and event flowers – and this month, we celebrate all those who chose to get married in June, and who are celebrating an anniversary in June. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer tips, ideas, and inspiration so your special day the best it can be.
Where to Find Us: For stunning inspiration photos, check out Robertson’s Wedding Pinterest Boards, or browse our exclusive Wedding Site. If you are looking for peer reviews, find them on TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com – where you will see why we have earned our 5 Star Rating. Continue reading
June is National Rose Month, and there is no better place in Philadelphia to celebrate than at Robertson’s Flowers. We have the most exquisite and luxurious rose bouquets available – if you think you know roses, you may be surprised! This month, we invite you to browse our online collection of rose designs you won’t see anywhere else – and to fall in love with roses all over again. We are happy to share with you some of our most popular designs of the season. Which is your favorite?
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Father’s Day gifts are notoriously hard to buy – what do you buy for the man who has plenty of ties and phone chargers? While hardware and clothing stores are the most common places to find annual gifts, the team at Robertson’s Flowers has an alternate suggestion this year – buy his Father’s Day gift here!
A florist may not be the first place you think of when you consider buying for Dad, but we have a few Father’s Day gift ideas that may change your mind. For instance, a succulent garden is always a sophisticated addition to a home or office. Sure to be the subject of conversation, these creations are naturally beautiful, texturally unique and perfect for anyone – even the men in your life. Check out our collection of succulents here.
Here in Philadelphia, we take our freedom very seriously. The rich history and legacy that exudes from the very streets of the city is special and unique to our hometown, and on Memorial Day, we have much to appreciate.
A Brief History: In 1866, ‘Decoration Day’ was set aside for a very special purpose – to decorate the graves of Civil War fallen soldiers. Soon after World War I, the name was changed to Memorial Day, and the scope expanded to forever incorporate and honor brave men and women from all American wars. In 1971, Congress made Memorial Day an official holiday.
There are many spring flowers, but few are as beloved and coveted as the beautiful peony. This week, we shine a spotlight on this lavish, luxurious and gorgeous late spring bloom. Whether to give as a gift or to fill your own home with seasonal grace and beauty, pretty peonies are a perfect choice.
Official Ambassador: The peony is native to Asia, Southern Europe, and Western North America; but it is the national flower of only one country – China. Continue reading
Our Moms deserve the very best on Mother’s Day – but every mom is different, and one gift does not necessarily fit all. The trick to a great Mother’s Day gift is to choose something that reflects her personality and interests while adding a bit of sentimentality. Here are some ideas from the staff at Robertson’s Flowers to help to inspire you to honor mom, and to choose a great gift of your own.
Arts & Culture: Treat Mom to an afternoon at the Philadelphia Art Museum, go see a play at one of our many venues, or take a stroll through the Morris Arboretum. Continue reading
The idea of Mother’s Day – and the holiday’s connection to floral gifts – has been around for a long time, reaching all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. Those cultures honored the matriarchal positions in the family and were also known to give flowers as a sign of respect. The next mention we have of a Mother’s Day type holiday references the United Kingdom in the 1600’s when “Mothering Sunday” was celebrated, and children would often pick flowers by the side of the road to give to their mothers. However, it wasn’t until 1908 that we saw Mother’s Day in the United States, the brainchild of a woman named Anna Jarvis.
And the connection between mothers and flowers has persisted, In fact, this year nearly twenty-five percent of the flowers given throughout the year will be over the Mother’s Day holiday. Of course, Robertson’s Flowers has always believed in the timeless nature of flowers as gifts; and to celebrate Mother’s Day, we have assembled a collection of luxurious and elegant flowers that we know your mother will love. Here are a few of our favorite recommendations. Because one thing hasn’t changed throughout history – our Moms deserve the very best. Continue reading
Prom season is upon us – from spring formals to the big dance itself, there are plenty of opportunities to dress up in gorgeous attire and wear beautiful flowers. Robertson’s Flowers professionally designs custom corsages, boutonnieres, nosegay bouquets and more for every special event, whether high school dance or Mother’s Day! No matter the occasion, give us a call – we guarantee you’ll love your flowers! Continue reading