In the 1960’s, a man in California gave his wife a transistor radio. When she asked why, he answered :just because!”. Those two words started a family tradition, and he and his wife and children would dedicate one day a year specifically for doing random nice things for each other. The idea caught on in his neighborhood and community over the years, and in 2005 the day was added to the national registry. This is a day when we set aside schedules, routines, and everything we are required to do – in order to revel in life, family, and spontaneous whimsy.
The designers at Robertson’s Flowers provide floral arrangements for special occasions from Philadelphia weddings to birthday celebrations and welcoming new babies. But we love the surprise and smiles that accompany flowers “just because.” Continue reading
August is National Romance Month – and is your perfect opportunity to lavish your sweetheart with unexpected gestures of love and affection. After all, love knows no season, so there is no reason to wait until Valentine’s Day or your anniversary!
The team of experts at Robertson’s Flowers has been conspiring with true romantics across Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr and Wyndmoor for over 90 years – and we have seen a lot of true love and romance during that time. We are here to help you choose the perfect bouquet or arrangement for your special relationship. Continue reading
As students head off to college for another year of classes, nearly 2 million of them will enter college dormitories for the very first time. This transition can be a stressful time for both parents and children, and parents understandably want to do whatever they can to ensure that their young adult is set up for success. But aside from pep talks and crossed fingers, is there anything more practical that can be done that may help ensure a successful school year?
On August 6, we celebrate both National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day. For many people, these two people are one and the same – their sister is their lifelong best friend, or their best friend is closer than a sister. The presence of sisters and good friends in our lives is hugely beneficial, and contributes positively to our well being and happiness. So if you want to let her know that she means the world to you, start at Philadelphia’s premiere florist, Robertson’s Flowers. Continue reading
Summer is sizzling in Philadelphia, and the heat outside is rivaled only by the hot summer tropical flowers available at our shop. The team at Robertson’s Flowers has put together a collection of beautiful exotic flowers that infuse paradise into your home decor, transforming your ambiance with their presence. We invite you to come and discover the amazing summer florals that are bringing the heat – we are sure that you will find the perfect arrangement for all of your summer occasions and events. Continue reading
Nature is definitely amazing. Not only are flowers – in all their variety – absolutely gorgeous, but they are part of a delicate ecosystem. Butterflies and bees rely on the flowers for their survival, and we rely on the insects for pollination of all plants and flowers. Given the interdependence between people, flowers and insects, bee and butterfly gardens are an awesome way to celebrate the beauty of nature. And although some butterfly gardens are extravagant, you really only need a few flowers and plants to attract the industrious insects – whether in pots or window boxes! Robertson’s Flowers is proud to provide the bright and beautiful flowers that will beckon and welcome them into your yard.
Wait, we want bees? You may be surprised to hear us speaking about attracting honeybees to your backyard. But the bee population worldwide is in rapid and dramatic decline, and these little guys need our help. They need healthy and safe places to gather nectar and pollen, so that they can continue to do what they do best. Remember, bees are a critical component to our food supply globally! And don’t worry, scientists say that a honeybee foraging for food will pay you no attention – simply give them their space so they don’t feel threatened, and you won’t have to worry about being stung. Continue reading
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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