Hawaiian Tropical — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.Summer is here and it seems that everyone is off on a grand adventure. The beach beckons but you’re tethered to the desk. The mountain calls, “come hiking,” but there is simply too much to do and you can’t take time off work.

Don’t let the realities of the work world get you down. With a little planning, creativity and help from your local florist you can bring a beautiful summer escape to your desk.

Daydreaming of the tropical breezes of the Hawaiian islands? Order yourself some aloha with an exotic arrangement of birds of paradise — paper umbrella optional.

Succulents — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.Crave the sun on your face in the deserts of Arizona? Choose a contemporary design of long lasting succulents. These “fat plants” have thick fleshy leaves designed to retain water and thrive in the hot, arid conditions of the desert.

Tulips — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.Seeking to venture a little further away?  How about tiptoeing through the tulips in Holland?

Orchids — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.For the adventurous, a visit to Thailand comes in the form of orchids on the desktop.

Imagine, you could take a fantasy vacation every week this summer. You know, all your friends will be envious of your floral escapes.

Where can your florist send you today?