Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb
Established by Congress in 1978, Grandparents Day began as a grassroots effort to help to preserve family histories. A mother and grandmother from West Virginia had the original idea, but her vision was far from commercial. Marian McQuade's dream was that people would use the day to gather together, share family stories and history, and honor "the keepers of the legacy" - grandparents and older generations.
She also saw this as a wonderful opportunity for grandchildren to show their appreciation and love for their grandparents. If your Grandma or Grandpa is a special person in your life, September 10 is the day to celebrate them. Read More about Floral Designs for Grandparents Day »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on August 25, 2017
| Last Updated: August 29, 2017
The inspiration for beautiful floral arrangements comes from many places. And in September, we have a brilliant ambassador which promises to inspire some uniquely spectacular bouquets. The September sapphire is vivid, iconic, and absolutely gorgeous – as are the flowers… Read More about Inspired by the September Sapphire »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on August 13, 2017
| Last Updated: August 20, 2017
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." Read More about Beautiful Florals ‘Just Because’ »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on August 7, 2017
| Last Updated: August 12, 2017
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? Read More about Decorating College Dorms with Style »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on July 17, 2017
| Last Updated: September 3, 2020
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 premier florist, Robertson's Flowers. Read More about Sisters Day Honors Your First Best Friend »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on July 13, 2017
| Last Updated: August 28, 2020
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. Read More about Tropical Flowers for the Heat of Summer »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on July 8, 2017
| Last Updated: December 28, 2022
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. Read More about Bee Friendly Plants & Butterfly Gardens »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on July 2, 2017
| Last Updated: July 5, 2017
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. Read More about Celebrating the Birthplace of Independence Day »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on June 19, 2017
| Last Updated: June 21, 2017
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. Read More about Succulent Designs for a Sophisticated Table »
Posted by robertsonsflowers on June 13, 2017
| Last Updated: June 14, 2017