Peoples Flower Shops loves spring and summer’s bright, busy blossoms, and given that the two seasons share so many flowers in common, it’s easy to swoon. While it’s true that we may gravitate to more tropical-looking or bolder, more vivid arrangements in the summer—favoring more delicate, softly-hued ones in the spring—there are few flowers that are unique to either season. Rather, it’s like the two seasons got together and decided to dominate the year with the most dazzling flowers possible. Today, we peek ahead into what summer has in store, which just builds upon late spring’s bounty.
On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, a global event that has millions turning their attention toward terra firma and how they can take care of it. Earth Day educates us on our environment, promotes awareness about how to steward it and helps our youngest citizens become excited about taking care of it. It also reminds us to revel in our bountiful natural resources and riches, a thing that we here at Peoples Flower Shops know a little about.
Easter is known just as much for its baskets as it is for what goes in them: a rainbow of dyed eggs after a hunt, chocolate bunnies and yellow Peeps. But Peoples Flower Shops has another idea when it comes to a bright, lively spring basket: filling it with flowers. A basket has long symbolized comfort and plenty, ever since ancient farmers brought their spring seedlings in baskets to be blessed in the hopes of a successful planting season.
Have we mentioned how much we love spring here at Peoples Flowers? If not, allow us to say it again for the people in the back: we love spring, not just for the glorious haul of seasonal flowers it brings us, but because we too share in a sense of renewal and the idea that a new year is finally unfolding. Of course, our flowers go a long way in helping us keep up that spirit. Spring’s crop is not only beautiful but fragrant, and fragrance is a crucial part of keeping the mood light and uplifted.
There are many things to look forward to this spring but one of our favorites here at Peoples Flowers is, well, the flowers. Shocker, we know. There are so many traditional blooms associated with this time of year, some of them blooming strictly from the garden and others easily fresh cut and put into designs. We love them all—crocus, hyacinth, lilac, tulip—you name it, and if we can get our hands on it, we’ll work it into something special to celebrate the season.
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
Here in America, the cultural phenomenon of St. Patrick’s Day involves a vast amount of our population. In fact it is often said that on March 17th, everyone is Irish! The Roman Catholic feast day made it to U.S. shores in the 1700s, and as immigrants from the Emerald Isle continued to stream into New York and Boston in the 1800’s the holiday grew in popularity. There are now 36 million people of Irish descent living here, nearly 8 times the population of the entire population of Ireland – and the holiday has changed from a religious observance to a day of festivity and celebration.
The Wearing of the Green: The lush, rolling green hills of Ireland are celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day with green permeating every aspect of the day. From parade floats to cupcakes, from green beer to shamrock plants, green is the honorary color. It is a well-known, recognized tradition that anyone not wearing the trademark color on St. Patrick’s Day may be “pinched” for their refusal to participate; and although the gesture is playful, it does illustrate how prolific the custom has become for all people, not just the Irish.
If you are proud of your Gaelic heritage, there are many green plants and flowers that you can use to adorn your home or office accordingly. Green orchids, day lilies, roses, carnations, zinnias, chrysanthemums, and hydrangea are all popular blooms that create a unique aesthetic. Green trick dianthus and ivy leaves add texture and interest. But if you’d really like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Albuquerque style, we recommend an arrangement of amazing green succulent plants.
This St. Patrick’s Day, Peoples Flowers has all the green you’ll need to paint the town Irish! Whether to send friendship to your Irish friends or to decorate for the party, call our floral design experts to help. Slainte!
We might not deal with too many snowdrifts and snow days in Albuquerque, but the coming of spring is still an exciting time. As days gradually warm up, and colors emerge across the area, the floral designers at Peoples Flowers are also preparing for the new season. The flowers for the spring season are here, and they are beautiful as ever!
Did You Know? Across the country, the most anticipated flower is the crocus. Known for being the first messenger of spring, this tiny but strong flower pushes up through cold soil – and even snow – to be one of the first to arrive to announce the imminent end of winter. Continue reading