The Best Flowers for Grandparent’s Day

sunflowersSunday, September 7th 2014 is a very special day! This is the day we celebrate some of the most important people in our lives—our grandparents. Grandparent’s Day may not be one of the holidays that everyone associates with fall, but it is a great time to show grandma or grandpa that you are thinking of him or her, even when you live far away.

One of the best ways to show your grandparents you care is by sending flowers. Florists today can deliver flowers near and far and have more options than they have ever carried before. You can find something that will put a smile on the face of even the pickiest grandparent. Some of our recommendations for this holiday include:

  • Roses – While roses are normally associated with romance, a well-designed bouquet can be a great way to share these beautiful summer and autumn flowers with your grandma or grandpa. Roses also make a great accent piece when used with other flowers too.
  • Sunflowers – A sunflower bouquet can’t help but put a smile on the face of whomever receives it. We offer both beautiful sunflower bouquets and mixed designs that offer the beauty of this sunny floral option.
  • Fall Bouquets – Fall is just a couple of weeks away, so maybe your grandparents would like an attractive fall bouquet that they can display on the table or entryway. There is no better way to welcome the pumpkins, cool weather and fun of fall than with a beautiful fall bouquet.
  • Tropical Collection – On the other hand, perhaps your grandparents would like to hold on to the warmth of summer for as long as possible. The tropical collection has some of the most attractive summer flower options available in a beautiful, display!
  • Signature Collection – The People’s Flowers signature collection was developed so that we can share some of the most beautiful flowers we offer in bouquets that are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere. We have designed these to show of the style and talents of our floral staff.
  • Live Plants – If your grandma or grandpa isn’t the bouquet type, perhaps one of our live plants would be a better option. Call or contact us to find out what we currently have available.

Spend some time looking through the flowers available at Peoples Flowers. We’ve been voted the best in Alberqurque and we are spreading happiness far and wide. We can’t wait to deliver one of our beautiful bouquets to your grandma or grandpa too!

Prom Time in Albuquerque!

april7r3 Another school year has whizzed past and it is that special time of year gain for juniors and seniors to enjoy that big dance known as prom.

With the dance comes quite a production for getting ready, including picking a theme, finding a date, and snagging that perfect dress. Then, there is the tux, limo, dinner spot and, of course, the prom flowers.

Changing Prom Flower Traditions

In the past few years, prom flowers have really become less of a tradition and more of a fashion statement that matches the fashion, trend, and personality of the student. More fashion magazines are even showcasing corsage styles and flowers for hair.april7r4

It is no longer up to the guy to pick up the corsage but has become a team effort to find just the right corsage design for that special night.

Working with You on Prom Flower Selection

To help you get it right and stand out on the dance floor and create a memorable picture, our floral design team at all of our Albuquerque flower shops is ready to work with you.

In fact, you can even bring your dress in so we can find a beautiful flower variety that matches the style as well as provide a color that complements your prom ensemble.april7r2

Custom Prom Flowers

While we have many examples shown here from our collection of prom flowers, including corsages and boutonnieres, this is just a small sample of what is possible to create that dream corsage for your stunning dress.

We can customize anything you can imagine for your prom flowers as well as provide flower arrangements for the prom decorations at the dance or centerpieces for the prom tables.april7r1

Convenient Prom Flower Delivery Service

Better yet, our prom flower service includes a convenient delivery service so you can cut that errand list down on the big day.

When you place your order with any of our Albuquerque florist locations, you can request a delivery service for your corsage and boutonniere. You will be guaranteed hand delivery on the day of the dance by the time your request.

 

Order Your Prom Flowers Now!

Now is the time to order your prom flowers as we get really busy, serving all the local Albuquerque high schools and we want to make sure everyone gets exactly what they want for this special dance.

Celebrate Plant a Flower Day in Albuquerque

feb3p4Plant a Flower Day is today — March 12th. It’s a great day to participate in a local Plant a Flower Day event or do your own event with friends or neighbors. You can also pick up some beautiful flowers today like daffodils that welcome spring and provide a bright and cheery reminder of how important flowers are to all of us.

Flowers are our business. We want them to be here for generations to come for all to enjoy. Part of our mission and guiding principles is sustaining our natural resources and being ecologically sound in how we work with flower farmers to sell flowers.jan20p3

Plant a Flower Day was created to remind everyone of the importance of flowers and how they should be here for generations to come. This means working with our flower farmer partners to ensure the best environmental practices and ongoing replenishment of the flower population across all varieties.

This means using ecologically sound planting, watering, and harvesting methods as well as educating our customers about the importance and value of creating their own gardens at home and throughout the community.fallp3

Throughout Albuquerque, protecting the environment and sustaining natural resources has been a key goal of the local government, organizations, and businesses that believe in being socially responsible. It is something that we have done long before it had a label. After all, we must grow and plant more in order to be able to offer our customers the quality and variety that we have become known for as a local Albuquerque florist.

At People’s Flower Shops, we focus on delivering the very best flowers, calling attention to the importance of sustainability and the environment, and helping ensure a future full of flowers for the next generations.

Today we have beautiful flowers to choose from if you plan on stopping in to buy flowers for yourself or for a loved one or even if you want to order online. This includes all the spring flowers that are so well loved like tulips, daffodils, and more. Come celebrate the beauty and value of flowers today, tomorrow, and every day!

Order Mother’s Day Flowers and Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom’s Special Day on May 12th

teacherp4It’s that time of year again to celebrate Mom for all that she does for us. This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th.  With just a week to go, it’s time to order Mother’s Day flowers and Mother’s Day gifts.

We are already inundated with tons of orders for Mother’s Day flower arrangements and Mother’s Day gift baskets. We wanted to provide you with a few more ideas if you are struggling to figure out what your mom, stepmom, or mother-in-law might like this year.

Mother’s Day Ideas

Some of the highlights for this year’s Mother’s Day flowers and gifts include a wide range of products for all types of moms as well as something that is bound to fit your budget. Here are some specials, discounts, flower choices, and gift ideas that we have put together this year as well as ones that are trending with the orders we have received to date:flower-delivery

  • The florist has special pricing on half dozen, dozen, and two-dozen roses in an array of colors that are arranged on their own or as part of a larger Mother’s Day flower arrangement.
  • Orchids are an elegant and sublime choice that all moms are sure to enjoy.
  • Tulips are another local Albuquerque favorite available in a large color palette.
  • A bubble bowl full of Gerbera Daisies also makes a vibrant and beautiful statement that shows mom just how much you love and appreciate her.
  • Green plants, flowering plants, dish gardens, and flower baskets also make nice gifts if you have a mom with a green thumb who appreciates gardening or greenery around the home.

We’ve also expanded its gift selection to include fresh fruit baskets, goodies and gourmet food products, stuffed animals, chocolates and even some relaxing spa gift baskets to pamper mom. Some of the gift selections include special meals that can be shipped direct to Mom’s door that you can enjoy with her or she can savor if you can’t make it to see her this year.

Mother’s Day Ordering and Mother’s Day Deliveries

Peoples Flower Shops delivers throughout the country and New Mexico, including Mother’s Day flower deliveries available for Albuquerque, Bernalilo, Cedar Crest, Corrales, Los Lunas, Nob Hill, Placitas, Rio Rancho and Westside.  Connect with Peoples Flowers by calling 1-800-727-1600 or http://www.peoplesflowers.com/.

Our Awards

We are proud to be the winner of the Best of Burque Award and also be named Best Florist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We take these honors seriously and are focused on living up to them with every flower arrangement we sell and every interaction we have with a customer.adminp4BOB2013-award (1)

Thank You, Mom!

From all of us at all Peoples Flower Shops locations, we want to wish moms everywhere a very Happy Mother’s Day, including our own moms!

Peoples’ Guide to Fall Seasonal Wedding Flowers

Fall bride's bouquet

Revel in fall colors for your wedding.

June may have a reputation as the top month for weddings, but the fall overall is giving it a run for its money. According to The Knot’s 2011 wedding statistics, September was last year’s most popular month to get married. That trend has continued in 2012 with plenty of couples choosing autumn weddings for the pleasant weather and elegant seasonal color palette.

Colors of Autumn
Dramatic. Rich. Warm. These words describe the colors of fall. Reds, yellows, oranges, dark greens and golds mimic the look of the changing leaves outside. Take your wedding design inspiration from the images and feel of autumn. You can choose a single color as your statement hue, or mix together your favorite warm shades. One of the beautiful things about a fall theme is that autumn colors work so well together, complimenting each other in any arrangement.

Top Fall Flowers
Choosing seasonal flowers for your wedding means they will be fresh and last through the ceremony and celebration. They are also more affordable than bringing in out-of-season flowers. Plus, you have plenty of autumn blooms to choose from. Some of the most popular fall wedding flowers are dahlias and roses. The color varieties for each of these gives you many options to work with. Roses are a great addition to a traditional wedding while the round blooms of dahlias add a real flair to any nuptial design. A dahlia bride’s bouquet can be a real stunner, with rich shades of petals to choose from.

Are you looking for something more unusual that will really stand out? Think about hydrangeas. These clustered flowers are also available in a variety of hues. Hydrangeas go great with weddings that have a Victorian theme, but they can also be gathered into very modern and unexpected arrangements.

Fall centerpiece

A dazzling autumn centerpiece.

Seasonal centerpieces
Think outside the vase when it comes to autumn wedding centerpieces. You have the rich colors of fall at your fingertips, so choose a vessel that stands up to the dramatic hues of the flowers you’ve chosen. Here are some ideas for creative vase substitutes. Hollow out winter squash to hold flowers. Pumpkins are an option, but there are squash that range from shades of white to dark green. Use golden or copper-colored containers to reflect flowers onto shiny surfaces. Place candles within a circle of autumn flowers. This is your chance to be really creative with the look of your wedding.

Fall Wedding Specialists
Whatever direction you want to take your fall wedding in, Peoples Flower Shops’ wedding specialists can help make your autumn dreams come true. Set up free consultation by calling 505-884-1600 or using our convenient online form to request an appointment. Peoples will assign a specialist to work with you from design through delivery and we offer 24/7 wedding support for last minutes requests and changes. Looking for inspiration? Browse some of Peoples’ fall bouquets to get an idea of the colors and flowers that are fresh and available at this time of year.

Flowers Bring Sparkle and Sizzle to July 4th Parties

Patriotic Salute

Patriotic Salute

Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year, but that mid-week date won’t put a damper on the celebrations. The City of Albuquerque is hosting its annual fireworks show and concert while people all over New Mexico are planning their own parties. Whether you’re having a small gathering or big grilling shindig, the fun is in decorating for the occasion.

Flowers as Firecrackers
Hot, dry weather and restrictions on home fireworks doesn’t mean your July 4th party has to look dull. You can safely bring the sizzle and spark inside through artful and exuberant floral arrangements. Check out the appropriately-named Dazzler bouquet. Reds, yellows, pinks and purples burst forth from a clear vase. Use this as a centerpiece at your party and bring the feel of fireworks indoors.

Top Flowers for the 4th
Peoples Flower Shops carries a wide range of summer flowers that will awe your Independence Day guests and visually light up your party. What better way to capture the season than with sunflowers? Bursts of yellow petals mimic the halo of sparkling fireworks expanding in the air. They bring cheer and happiness to any gathering and will put a enthusiastic exclamation point on your Independence Day decorations.

Star-shaped lilies are a exhilarating way to mirror the sprightly colors we associate with the 4th of July. Combine them with roses and bright Gerbera daisies in the Just Happy Bouquet. The reds and oranges in this arrangement are a lively way to light up your party and get guests in the mood for a fun time.

Dazzler bouquet

Dazzler

Inspired by the Flag
Red, white and blue bouquets are a perfect fit for the occasion. Peoples’ Patriotic Salute brings together the colors of the flag into an all-American arrangement. For a customized look, stop by any of Peoples Flowers Albuquerque florist locations to talk with our talented design professionals. Choose from our huge selection of fresh flowers or let us make suggestions to match your decor.

Consider a small bundle of red, white and blue flowers for the center of each table. This goes great with traditional flag flourishes and will get your party-goers into a patriotic mood. Set bouquets out along the front path to your house to welcome your guests to the celebration. There’s plenty of room to be creative when it comes to flowers on the 4th. Whether you’re looking for a series of table decorations or one big show-stopping bouquet, we’ve got your July 4th party decorations covered.

If you’re attending a July 4 party and are looking for the perfect hostess gift, then check out the Patriotic Dozen. This package of Fairytale Brownies comes wrapped in a patriotic gift theme. Whether you’re hosting or attending, you can make this Independence Day party a memorable one with flowers and gifts from Peoples. Go with a classic red, white and blue theme or choose bouquets that are as colorful as fireworks. You can’t go wrong with fantastic flowers!

Lucky Stems: Win Flowers (and more) from Peoples Flowers!

Lucky Stems logoAre you feeling lucky? You should be. With Peoples Flowers Shops, every delivery of gifts or flowers is a chance to win. When you receive a flower or gift delivery from Peoples, look for the attached Lucky Stems card. There is a special code printed on the card. Now visit Peoples’ Lucky Stems Web page and look for the green box that says, “Try your luck!” Enter the code, click “go” and see if you’re an instant winner!

As Lucky Stems codes are issued, random winning codes are drawn and matched to a variety of prizes, such as flowers from Peoples or gifts from other local businesses. Are you the sender of a bouquet or gift? Make sure the recipient checks his or her Lucky Stems code. It’s a fun bonus. We deliver all around the Albuquerque area, including Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo.

Our Lucky Stems Partners
Peoples Flowers Shops partners with other great businesses for the Lucky Stems program. Peoples itself offers a dozen wrapped roses, ready for gifting or brightening up your own home. Get to know our great local Lucky Stems participants. You may soon be enjoying an amazing latte or a gourmet pizza if your code is a winner!

Napoli Coffee
There is lots of competition among coffee shops, but Napoli Coffee stands out with a bright interior, free Wi-Fi, hand-crafted coffee drinks, and delectable burritos and pastries. Napoli is located at 2839 Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. It’s an independent coffee shop with local flair. That makes it a great fit for Peoples’ Lucky Stems program.

Il Vicino
Il Vicino has been at the forefront of bringing gourmet pizza to New Mexico. There are five locations in the state, including a tap room. The menu features modern takes on classic Italian food. The pizzas are topped with fresh ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and capocollo ham, and then cooked to perfection in a wood oven. Some Lucky Stems winners are lucky enough to get a gift good for the culinary delights at Il Vicino.

Win a Dozen Roses
Even if your Lucky Stems code isn’t a winner, you can still sign up for Peoples Flower Shops’ Win a Dozen Roses contest. Sign up here and become a member of the Peoples Flowers site. Every month, we select a random winner and that person gets a choice of sending or receiving a dozen classic roses… in your choice of color! Just register once and you’ll be eligible for all future drawings.

A Little Extra Flair
Peoples Flowers Shops is always looking for a way to give a little something extra to our customers. We already deliver outstanding bouquets and unique gifts. Lucky Stems adds even more excitement and fun to getting flowers! Place a delivery order today by visiting PeoplesFlowers.com, giving us a call at 800-727-1600 or visiting any of our Albuquerque metro area locations.