2017 Spring Colors to Explore in Everyday Flowers

It’s finally spring! At Matlack Florist, we’re beginning to get our outdoor plant area ready, gearing up for wedding season, and stocking all kinds of bright colors for the upcoming warm weather.  This season, there are a several new color trends and styles that we’re keeping up on.


One of the biggest color trends this year is the look of “sun-kissed”.  According to the trend forecast from the respected floral company Nordlie, warm crimson reds, bright sunny yellows, and muted oranges will create a powerful first impression and a lasting effect on your guests.  Many floral options are available this season for these sun-kissed colors, from tropical birds of paradise and anthurium, to a more classic look with roses and lilies.  Either way, you’ll be sure to impress with these lively hues.


These bright sun-kissed stems look most impressive when paired with a more organic, wild style, such as in our “Calypso” arrangement.  Nordlie also suggests to pair these vibrant blooms with contrasting colors like turquoise or green.  Succulents and bright foliage work well for this, and make the warmer colors pop against the cooler tones.  Be on the lookout in our shop for this new and trendy color scheme.

The Philadelphia Flower Show is Coming to Town

Every year, the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia is home to the nation’s largest horticulture based event, the Philadelphia Flower Show! This year, the show runs from March 11-19.  It’s a must-see event if you’re into anything from landscaping to floral demonstrations, to competitions, and more.  From the moment you walk through the vivid floral laden doorway, you are immersed in a world of flowers unlike anything you’ve seen before.

For 2017, the Philadelphia Flower Show theme is entitled “Holland: Flowering the World”.  The official website promises visitors to be enveloped in a massive floral canopy upon entering the venue, surrounded by 30,000 flowers.  For the first time visitor, it’s an overwhelming experience that energizes all five senses.  For the experienced flower show goer, the focus of Holland provides a transcendent escape to a Dutch landscape that links the modern design themes of the Netherlands to our own corner of the world in Philadelphia.

You could spend hours alone on the floral showroom, but the Philadelphia Flower Show also provides an array of additional events to explore as well. The venue includes an exploratory butterfly garden called “Butterflies Live!” that engages visitors to roam around more than 1,000 butterflies.  If butterflies aren’t your cup of tea, maybe the Garden Tea room would be more appealing.  Both children and adults are welcomed into a peaceful pause from the flower show in an experience complete with light meals and a variety of teas to choose from.  If you are interested in design education, hands-on floral demonstrations are available in classroom settings as well.

The show is coming up fast, so get your tickets today! At Matlack Florist, we have tickets available at the front counter. Don’t miss out on this must-see experience, a thrilling example of the glamorous side of the floral industry for both young and old.