In honor of Mother's Day, Peoples Flower Shops asked one of our floral designers---who also happens to be a mom---to share her experience and also her expertise when it comes to selecting the perfect flowers for mom this May 13.
Name: Heather Henderson-Rivera
Child's first name and age: Kyleigh Ann Rivera, 22.
How did you get into floral work?
My mother, Marietta, moved out to Albuquerque, New Mexico with my father in the mid 1960s. She became employed as a day surgery nurse at a local hospital. As an outlet and a way to artistically express herself when not working as as nurse, she volunteered at a flower shop. I always thought as a kid (and into adulthood) how neat it was of her to go help out at the flower shop and design flowers. To this day, my mother is an incredible artist. Her forte is watercolor painting. While attending college and studying to become a social worker, I followed in my mother's footsteps and volunteered at several flowers shops. Through volunteering, I found my passion! It gets in your blood. Read More about The Mother Of All Days
There are many traditions associated with Easter Sunday - from chocolate bunnies (we eat 90 million of them) to Easter egg hunts (the most famous being on the White House lawn) there are time-honored customs to look forward to each year. Flowers are an integral part of Easter as well, with themes of renewal and rebirth being beautifully expressed through the spring blooms in vivid color. No one does Easter floral design better than Peoples Flowers, and on April 16th, you can be sure that the most gorgeous florals in Albuquerque came from our shop.
Did You Know? Many consider flowers to be an essential part of Easter due to the Resurrection story. Jesus was first on Sunday morning in a garden - and was even mistaken taken by the first women to be the gardener. Read More about Easter Floral Design & Flowering Plants
Many people may be surprised to learn that February is National Wedding Month. After all, it might seem more logical that such a designation would be given to June, September, or October - the top three months for wedding ceremonies nationwide. But there is actually a great reason for the selection of February, and it involves Christmas! To learn more, read on.
Don't Forget: At Peoples Flowers, we love romance no matter what month it is! If you are one of the thousands celebrating Albuquerque engagements and weddings this month, we'd be honored to work with you. Read More about Albuquerque Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries
When someone you love is not feeling well, suffering from an illness or recovering from an injury, you may feel a bit helpless. It is natural to want to help and make them feel better somehow. At Peoples Flowers, we completely understand - and are here to consult with you to send the beautiful get well flowers, healthy green plants, or fun gifts that will make their day just a bit happier. After all, flowers have been proven to deliver happiness wherever they go!
Here's a Tip: If your friend of family member is in a local hospital, you may wish to call the facility before you order a gift. Depending on their condition, the ward they are in, or hospital policy, there may be some restrictions on what you are allowed to send. Read More about Get Well Flowers, Gifts and Plants
If you ever struggle with what you should purchase for birthdays, flowers are the perfect gift. But you shouldn't settle for any ordinary flowers - call us to assist you in designing a custom arrangement that is sure to impress. Everyone loves receiving flowers and for over 70 years, the Albuquerque community has relied upon the floral experts at Peoples Flowers to deliver the freshest, most uniquely beautiful arrangments for every occasion.
Birthstone bouquets are a thoughtful way to recognize someone's birthday. As each month of the year has a birthstone associated with it, that gem can be used to inspire a floral bouquet that reflects the exotic beauty and vivid colors of the precious stones. Read More about Bouquets, Birthstones and Birthdays
Autumn gives us many inspirations for fall florals. The designers at Peoples Flower Shops are experts at incorporating these organic details and wild accents into our bouquets and arrangements, resulting in some of the most beautiful floral designs in… Read More about Fall Florals and Creative Accents
Homecoming season is in the air! It is time for exciting football games, the chance to dance with that special someone, and to feel a bit of school pride. Those preparing to attend their local homecoming will have some preparations… Read More about Flowers For Homecoming, The Full Guide!