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.
Robertson’s Flowers recently participated in Philly Mag’s Design Home 2016, as we provided several arrangements for the home – including succulent gardens for a rooftop deck. Our sleek and elegant succulent designs fit right into this fabulous rooftop ambiance which included an outdoor kitchen, modern seating options, wine and gourmet treats.
Another creative way to use succulents for summer soirees are these clever place settings. Individual clay pots showcasing various succulent varieties are the perfect way to identify each of your guests, while giving them a memorable and long lasting gift to bring home. Robertson’s Flowers is happy to help you to design a dinner favor which is uniquely personal to you and your own style.
What’s In a Name? The term “succulent” is derived from the Latin word “sucus,” which means juice or sap. It’s nourishing leaves help these plants survive in extremely warm conditions. You only have to water once a week, since they thrive in sunlight and dry air.
When you are planning a summer dinner party, you can also visit Robertson’s Flowers Philadelphia area retail locations, which have a trendy summer selection of tableware including serving trays, linens, and glasses that will complete your perfect look. From flowers to succulents to beautiful accessories, you’ll want to give us a call!