Robertson's Flowers

Robertson's Flowers

Posted by Jennifer Lima on March 15, 2016 2016 Flower Show

Robertson’s POSTCARDS FROM ARCHES ~ 2016 PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW

“Postcards from Arches” is inspired by the colors, textures and rhythms of the impossible stone structures found within Arches National Park, a contradictory blend of ruggedness and delicacy. These natural monuments exist within a land of changing light and mood framed by incredible open space.   Each of the five vignettes is based upon a vintage postcard.  Each postcard’s image is a fragmented miniature of the genuine landscape and are here re-imagined and expanded in an attempt to restore them to a state of wonder and awe – Eric Schellack, lead designer 

PHS Flower Show Best in Show Award

Robertson’s is excited to announce that we’ve earned four awards at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show!

  • PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup – Best in Show, Floral
  • Special Achievement Award – Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania (Creativity: 1,000 square feet and more)
  • Phyllis M. Craig Award – best use of color/design (Floral)
  • PHS Gold Medal – Floral – for major exhibits receiving 95 points or more

View a full list of all the awards here.

Robertson's flower show exhibit

Five vignettes, each inspired by a vintage postcard from Arches National Park, capture the iconic natural structures found in Utah’s awe-inspiring landscape.

Robertson's 2016 PHS Flower Show

This fiery expanse of color and texture is inspired by Utah’s Landscape Arch, North America’s longest arch, which can be found amidst the Devil’s Garden, an extensive network of hiking trails in the park. Materials include vanda orchids, amaryllis, succulents and anthurium.

Robertson's 2016 PHS Flower Show

Evoking the intense desert heat, waves of arches stretch across a deep orange frame and fan golden roses, cymbidium orchids, calla lilies and even wild horses.

Robertson's 2016 PHS Flower Show

Inspired by the Delicate Arch in Utah, this vignette was created with layers of cardboard and wood interspersed with striations of fresh flowers.

Robertson's 2016 PHS Flower Show

A bright yellow arch of imported tumbleweed, paper and fresh flowers, this Skyline Arch vignette captures the warm winds and sun of Utah.

Robertson's 2016 PHS Flower Show

The La Sal Mountains viewpoint offers a 360 degree perspective of the most distinctive formations in the park and creates a silhouette of varying heights and colors. Exotic helaconia, lobster claw, vanda orchids, and succulents stand tall in this re-imagined landscape.