Meet Scent Standout, Hyacinth

We love to design for the eyes here at Robertson’s Flowers, don’t get us wrong, but it’s another thing altogether to design for the nose. Our olfactory sense is powerful (just ask the scientists) and one of the most meaningful ways we associate certain feelings with people, places and events. All flowers have a fragrance, even the ones that appear not to. We might describe that scent as “fresh” and “green,” but it’s there, and when you’ve developed a nose for these things, as we have, you pick up on it right away.

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Enchanted Woodland Wedding ~ 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show

This year’s Flower Show theme was the “Wonders of Water” and Robertson’s took direct inspiration from the temperate forests of North America to create a woodland wedding complete with a ceremony and reception space, rainfall over a pond, lush greens and white blooms. The idea was to allow the forest itself to create the different vignettes and elements within the exhibit resulting in a sophisticated but enchantingly rustic celebration. Robertson’s is proud to announce that all the hard work, time, energy and creativity of our amazing team enabled the Robertson’s win “Best in Show” for the third year in a row.

The ceremony space was distinguished by a rustic arch, an aisle of wood slices lined with birch-wrapped floral arrangements, log benches, and two abundant gatherings of floral arrangements atop wooden pedestals.White Roses, hydrangea, succulents and orchids offered unique shapes and textures to the floral designs while the ferns, eucalyptus, air plants and other mixed greens captured the spirit of the forest.

The reception space was centered around a custom-built teak wood table with glass top set with a running centerpiece, tapered sage candles and hanging installation of manzanita branches, globe terrariums and moss.  Wooden risers, fern-painted plates and birch napkins were set for guests. Even a wedding cake was created using layered slices of wood, moss, succulents and mushrooms.

Alongside the reception space was a continuous, gentle rainfall creating ripples and reflections in a pond. The scene was backed by a tall wall of ferns. The opposite side of the wall was decorated with a patchwork of natural materials creating various colors and patterns. High top tables decorated with geometric terrariums and candles ran the length of the wall. Illuminated Akebia vine balls hung above each table.

Charmed, I’m Sure, By Spring

Oh, the charms of spring. We at Robertson’s Flowers can hardly wait for the most glorious of seasons to make itself felt in earnest here in Philadelphia, but until then, we’ve got flowers. A dizzying array of fragrant, voluptuous, seasonal flowers that are just begging us to work them into designs that suggest all of the attitudes of spring—a sense of rebirth, renewal, joy.

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Vivid Violet Is The Color Of #PressForProgress

Every year, two things happen: Pantone selects its color of the year (and we’re big fans of this year’s pick) and International Women’s Day happens. On this day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women, we join over 100 countries in a global effort to acknowledge the most influential women in our lives—our mentors, teachers, guides, mothers, sisters and heroes. We honor the work that continues to be done on behalf of women everywhere, by women everywhere. This March 8, Pantone’s vivid Ultra Violet and IWD join forces, and we at Robertson’s Flowers couldn’t be happier about it.

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Make Yourself Happy With Flowers

When’s the last time you treated yourself to flowers?

We should clarify—we don’t mean the kind pulled from the bin at the supermarket. We mean a rich, robust, fragrant, layered clutch of flowers, brought together in a vase just so by skilled designers. We mean a piece of art that happens (very deliberately, we might add) to be made of flowers. If it’s been awhile (or worse, never!), then allow us at Robertson’s Flowers to elaborate on why it’s so important to give yourself the gift of blooms.

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Want An Occasion To Matter? Just Add Flowers

Some of our favorite flower exchanges here at Robertson’s Flowers have nothing to do with the major events, holidays or occasions we typically think of as warranting them. It’s the flower gifts that are personal to the people involved and where the giving is entirely self-motivated that really inspire us. And though we have category-upon- category of flowers organized in such a way as to get you to the perfect design for an occasion, we love the fact that when it’s a unique exchange, you can pick from wherever you like.

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Stunning Ways To Celebrate Creative Romance Month

You know it’s Valentine’s Day season, but did you also know that February is officially designated as “Creative Romance Month”?

That’s right, you have not just one chance to get it right this month romantically, but several weeks. So if you love love like we do here at Robertson’s Flowers, allow us to show you just how romantic a design of fresh blooms can be.

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Gorgeous Custom Flowers For Every Occasion

Robertson’s Flowers always looks forward to a creative challenge, and when we’re working on custom pieces, that’s when we feel as though our artistry and expertise really gets a chance to shine. We’ve cultivated a gallery of what we call Designer’s Choice flowers, reflecting some of our favorite pieces.

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Tale Of Three Valentine’s Bouquets

We here at Robertson’s Flowers are steeped in classic long-stemmed roses in the run-up to Valentine’s Day, but our designers are skilled in a fresh, modern approach, too. February 14th is a major floral occasion and long, stemmy roses might be its emblem, but there are so many flowers and styles available that convey just as much passion and affection. We see this holiday as an opportunity to create pieces that feel nuanced and customized, ensuring that you can express your feelings for someone in a way that feels tailored to your relationship with them.

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Pantone’s Vibrant Color Of The Year In Flowers

When color powerhouse Pantone announced its pick for Color of the Year 2018, the creative world took notice. Pantone’s choice, Ultra Violet, is an extraordinary color, both majestic and mystical. Since the COY is supposed to capture the cultural zeitgeist and make a projection about the coming year, this blue-based purple is carrying a lot on its shoulders. Here at Robertson’s Flowers, we fully embrace this intriguing color, mostly because we’ve had purple blooming in our shop for a long time.

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