Fourth of July Flowers & Celebrations

Fourth of July Flowers

The first Independence Day took place on July 4th, 1776 – although at the time, no one really knew about it. In fact, John Adams had proclaimed that July 2nd would be our nation’s birthday, and with the exception of John Hancock’s famous signature, most founding fathers would not even sign the document until August 2nd. Still, the date on the Declaration of Independence is July 4th, and so that is the day we celebrate! From coast to coast and throughout Albuquerque, people will attend picnics, parades, parties, and fireworks displays, all to commemorate the special freedoms we enjoy here in America.

Fourth of July flowers are the perfect way to add patriotic spirit to your backyard barbecue or to thank a veteran for their service. Peoples Flowers is proud to continue our tradition of providing our friends and neighbors in Albuquerque with the beautiful bouquets and arrangements that make every occasion special. Continue reading

Floral Arrangements for Summer Tables

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No matter where we live, there is just something about summer. Maybe it is lingering memories of summer vacations, maybe it is the longer days that allow us to get together with friends, maybe it is warm evenings under the stars around a campfire. Whatever that undefinable quality is, there is no doubt that summer has a vibe all its own. Sharing meals and memories with friends is a part of this season as well, and whether you are planning a barbecue or an elegant dinner, summer flowers make everything more festive.

It All About the Color: Summer flowers are vivid, bright and bold. Like the summer season itself, this is no time to be timid – choose floral arrangements comprised of vibrant blooms to express all the joy of summer.  Continue reading

Florals for Anniversaries & Weddings

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Statistics reveal that June is the most popular month for weddings, and thus it has been dubbed National Wedding Month. Across much of the United States, June provides the perfect weather for weddings, but there are also some possible historical reasons for a couple’s tendency to choose June as their special month.  Although here in Albuquerque June may be a bit warm, this month still gives us a great opportunity to talk about wedding and anniversary flowers.  No matter which month you choose to tie the knot,  you can be assured that Peoples Flowers will provide the most exceptional wedding flowers – as well as anniversary flowers as your life together progresses. Continue reading

The Rose Collections for National Rose Month

National Rose Month

The rose is an incredible flower. It has been used both as a symbol of true love and as an emblem during war. Its petals are soft and delicate, yet the rosebush is one of the hardiest plants in the world. Roses are used to express the most intimate of sentiments, yet rosebushes are often used for security and protection. The rose is known as the Queen of flowers for good reason – and this June, during National Rose Month, the experts at Peoples Flowers would like to share some amazing facts about this extraordinary flower.

Check this out: We have special pricing on roses during the month of June on nearly all our rose arrangements – so browse our Rose collection or call us today!  Continue reading

Father’s Day Gifts to Thank Dad

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We know that you’d love to give great Father’s Day gifts – but after walking the aisles of hardware and sporting goods stores looking for something he will truly enjoy, it can seem an impossible task. Peoples Flowers is coming to your rescue, however, with bold, dramatic, and unique gifts that you may not have thought of- but that will catch his eye and his attention. This year, think out of the box and out of the ordinary, and shop at Peoples Flowers for Father’s Day.

Don’t Forget: We will deliver across Albuquerque and across the nation, so once you make your choice you can sit back and relax! We’ll take care of the rest.

Father's Day gifts

You may not have considered flowers for Dad, but these are no ordinary flower! The anthurium plant is striking and bold, and presents a confident masculine air. Bright, easy to care for, and long-lasting, this potted plant will add fire and spice to your Dad’s home or office. For a similar tropical aesthetic, consider a Bromeliad plant or garden.

Father's Day giftsShow a your Dad how sweet he is, with Peoples Flower Shops’s most popular chocolate and cookie basket. Featuring gourmet luxury chocolates, cookies,  candies, trail mix and other luscious treats, he’ll be in snack heaven. Pull up a chair and ask him if you can share – because quality time together is the sweetest gift of all.

Father's Day giftsDid You Know? Father’s Day is only 51 years old, having been made an official holiday in 1966.

Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be predictable and boring – browse our collection and find the perfect gift or your unique dad. From gourmet treats to bold and beautiful flowers, Peoples Flowers has something for every Dad in Albuquerque and beyond.

Designing Memorial Day Flowers

Memorial Day FlowersMemorial Day has been recognized since the year after the Civil War ended, named Decoration Day until it was named an official holiday in 1971.  If you would like to have flowers delivered to the loved ones of a fallen soldier – or send an appropriate floral arrangement to a grave site – you can rely on the team at Peoples Flowers to design Memorial Day flowers that are both patriotic and poignant.

Poetic Flowers: After World War I, the holiday would be associated with the red poppy, thanks to a poem written by John McCrae, a soldier and medic who wrote his verse to memorialize his experiences in battle. In Flanders Fields remembered the scene of red poppies growing among the soldier’s graves. “In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row…” The red poppy has endured as a lasting symbol of the day although in modern times, a faux flower is usually passed out by churches and benevolent societies to be worn on a lapel.
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Sun-Drenched Spring Floral Arrangements

 Spring Floral Arrangements

With the spring season in full swing, Peoples Flowers is designing vivid late spring floral arrangements which showcase all of the cheerfulness of this time of year. From sunflowers to wildflowers, we happen to believe the brighter the palette, the better! Whether you are looking to celebrate a special birthday, graduation, or anniversary – we have the most beautiful late spring florals and designs in Albuquerque – so what is your spring style?

Quick Trivia: The “common sunflower” is anything but common – this amazing flower can grow as tall as 12 feet (or more!) and has applications in cooking, medicine, and household cleaning! Not to mention, with over 2,000 seed in each sunflower, it can provide a lot of snacking – or birdseed.   Continue reading

Albuquerque Mother’s Day Celebrations

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Mother’s Day is almost here, and if you are like many of us, you are probably seeking the ideal gift to give your Mom. After all, she has always been there for you, and no one loves you like her. She is unique, and she deserves something extraordinary on Mother’s Day. What can you give her that really expresses how spectacular you think she is? The answer is easier than you might think – simply consider her everyday hobbies and interests – and then call Peoples Flowers.

Flowers have been used to convey deep emotions for thousands of years, and to this day they are the #1 gift given on Mother’s Day. Flowers are the best way to end a special day with Mom – so here are just a few suggestions for Albuquerque Mother’s Day celebrations we think she’ll love.

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If you mother loves culture and works of art, schedule a visit to the Albuquerque Museum. Explore the masterpieces of local and world renowned artists, learn about the history of the Southwest, check out the educational opportunities, or walk through the Sculpture Garden. There is a lot to take in, but whichever exhibits you enjoy together, give her one of our modern floral designs to remember the day.

Or perhaps your mother is a gardener? She would love to get together and stroll through the ABQ BioPark Botanical Gardens. Explore the Walled Gardens, the Butterfly or Dragonfly Sanctuaries, or the Desert Conservatory, all the while enjoying the amazing flora of this area. There are miles of paths through the exhibits, and plenty of gorgeous landscapes, so have your camera available! You can take some keepsake photos of Mom, and then give her a potted blooming plant from Peoples Flowers to plant in her own yard.
mother's day celebrationsMay 14 is Mother’s Day, and there are many ways we can honor our Moms – but nothing is more precious to her than the gift of time. If you live close by to your Mom, take her for a day on the town. But whether she is here in Albuquerque or across the miles, Peoples Flowers will take care of delivering the most beautiful floral designs and plants. We understand how important it is – after all, we love our Moms too!

Sending Flowers to Mom on Mother’s Day

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We love her every day of the year, but on May 14, we have the chance to really show Mom the love and appreciation she deserves. Our Mom is a mentor and counselor, best friend and cheerleader. She made us who we are and continues to love us as she did when we were young. There is just something remarkably special about our Moms, and we love that there is a day set aside to celebrate them.

Peoples Flowers has been privileged to provide floral designs and bouquets for all occasions for over 70 years. Our collection of Mother’s Day flowers and gifts has been created to give you a comprehensive selection of products, one of which will be perfect for her. Whether your mother lives in Albuquerque or across the country, we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few of our favorite designs from our annual collection.  Continue reading

Boutonnieres and Corsages for the Dance

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Spring is here, and spring dances and proms are being anticipated all across Albuquerque. This is the time of year that Peoples Flowers creates gorgeous custom corsages and boutonnieres using the freshest florals, sure to add style and elegance to your ensemble. When it comes time to order, here are a few recommendations from the professionals.

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* We have pre-designed corsages, boutonnieres, and wristlets that represent our top selling varieties – but if you’d prefer a custom arrangement, let up know! Based on the style and color of the dress, we can make suggestions you may not think of – resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind corsage.
* Corsages are generally comprised of a few seasonal blooms, spray roses, or orchids, and decorated with ribbons, feathers, or jewelry.
* Nosegays are small handheld bouquets, similar to bridesmaid bouquets. Give us a color scheme to work from, and the Peoples Flowers team will design a beautiful hand-tied arrangement.
boutonnieres* Boutonnieres are usually designed with a singular flower, such as an orchid, calla lily, or rose. You may opt to use several smaller blooms, and decorative elements like ribbons and jeweled pins may also be used.
* Coordinate the floral color scheme with the dress (or tie, if applicable). Bring in a swatch so our experts can design a complimentary corsage. Remember – the flowers don’t have to be the exact same color as the dress!
* If you are buying a corsage or boutonniere and are unsure of the color, stay neutral. Whites, creams, metallics and black will generally coordinate well with anything.

Although wearable flowers and proms go hand in hand this time of year, corsages are also popular for other events such as graduation ceremonies and Mother’s Day.  Anytime you want to make someone feel as special as the occasion, call Peoples Flowers.  Our flowers are sure to make any day more beautiful.