Everything’s coming up dahlias here at Peoples Flowers. The gorgeous bloom that has been in all the magazines and on social media lately has only a little more time left in season, and we’re taking full advantage, mixing it into some of our most glorious and arresting arrangements. Intricate, richly-colored and sure to add tons of interest to your interior decor, Fall’s dahlias are a showstopping floral that elevate any design of which they are a part.
Have you heard of Sweetest Day? The holiday, popular in the Midwest and Northeast, is actually approximately 100 years old, and comes with one of the “sweetest” backstories we have ever heard. This year, the observance falls on October 21, and the team at Peoples Flowers thought we would acquaint you just a bit with this delicious day. Continue reading
If ever there were a time to decorate with the colors of a New Mexico desert at sunset, the time is now. Halloween designs and spooky decor have happily invaded our homes and yards, where spiderwebs, swaying ghosts and fake cobwebs rule the roost. Even our doorsteps have been revived with bright with mums and pumpkins. We here at Peoples Flower Shops think its the moment to turn our attention to how we’ll decorate indoors. And of course we’ve got the blooms to do it.
Finally we can inject a little whimsy and humor to our floral designs – not to mention a little spookiness here and there too.
It seems that every town in America has a special event or tradition they love to celebrate. But most pale in comparison to the sheer magic, color, and imagination of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Now in its 45th year, this world-renowned event has grown from humble beginnings, and enjoys a reputation as one of the premiere ballooning events in the world. Peoples Flowers has been in town for almost 75 years, and we like to think that we are as much of an Albuquerque tradition as the festival.
We join our friends and neighbors in celebrating this amazing event which our community proudly hosts each year. Continue reading
In 1958, Patricia Bays Haroski had an idea which she felt would bring employers and employees closer together. As an employee at State Farm Insurance in Chicago, Haroski felt that her boss, and other bosses like him, deserved recognition for all of their hard work and dedication. Four years after filing her idea with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Illinois governor Otto Kerner made the day official.
Fun Fact: Haroski’s boss was her father, and National Boss’s Day is observed on his birthday. (October 16)
Peoples Flowers is Albuquerque’s premiere choice for flowers, plants and gifts for every occasion. If you have a great boss who you appreciate, come take a look at our selection. Continue reading
While our Albuquerque fall foliage may not be as prolific as other areas in the country, we still love the change of seasons. Cooler weather, fall festivals, and the anticipation of spending favorite holidays with family and friends are all on our minds. There is no need to wait until Thanksgiving to decorate your home with beautiful fall decor; in fact, it is easy to create a warm ambiance with a few fall floral designs drenched in seasonal colors.
Peoples Flowers has all of the ruby red, burnt orange, and golden yellow flowers you’ll need to brighten your home for the new season. Continue reading
Before electricity and central heating were common comforts, couples moving into a home would host a gathering of friends and neighbors with one goal in mind – collecting gifts of firewood. The firewood was necessary to keep their homes warm during their first winter, making these parties literal “housewarmings”. As progress happened and amenities were modernized, these get-togethers eventually evolved into opportunities for family and friends to congratulate their loved ones on the purchase of a new residence – or for people to make a new family in their midst feel at home.
Peoples Flowers has floral designs, flowering baskets and green plants that are guaranteed to warm the hearts of anyone who receives them. Continue reading
Though many things have changed over the years, we still love our traditions. At high schools and universities across Albuquerque, one of our longest standing traditions is being planned – homecoming weekend is coming soon! Whether your school celebrates with bonfires, parades, or football games, there is one custom that is beloved across the board – the homecoming dance!
Formal flowers – which include corsages, boutonnieres, and nosegays – hold a special place in these traditions. Whether to adorn the homecoming court, or to impress your date for the big dance, Peoples Flowers has the floral designs you’ll need to complete your look. Continue reading
“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb
Any grandparent will tell you that their life changed the day that their first grandchild was born. In fact, 75% of grandparents report that being Nana or Pop-Pop has been the single most fulfilling experience of their life. For their part, children adore their grandparents, and kids who grow up with the older generation involved in their lives turn out to be more confident and self-reliant adults.
With so much good coming from the relationship, it is no wonder that Congress established National Grandparents Day in 1978. The purpose of the day is not commercial; instead, the vision was that multi-generational families would gather, share stories and traditions, and learn from each other. In this way, individual family legacies would be preserved and celebrated. Of course, it is also a wonderful opportunity to show love and gratitude to two of the most special people in the world – and Peoples Flowers has the Grandparents Day floral arrangements that will make the day unforgettable. Continue reading
When it comes to honoring our loved ones, we always want to find unique and beautiful gift options.This month, gifts for September birthdays can be inspired by the birthstone (sapphire) and birth flower (aster). The floral designers at Peoples Flowers are constantly creating new arrangements and bouquets which are sure to make every birthday more special. Continue reading