If you're worried about wilting flowers, succulents make an excellent alternative. Forget to water the arrangement? No worries! Succulents hold moisture in their stems, roots or leaves. Image courtesy of Viceroy Miami
Here Comes the Sun(flowers)
It doesn't get much sunnier than sunflowers. Because they're so big, you won't need many to make an impact. The happy yellow is a fantastic contrast to the blue in the cushions and outdoor rug. Image courtesy of Laurie Bell
Quill-like petals of flowers such as Cactus Dahlias add a wild beauty to any summertime table. The bold colors amp up the drama, too.