Wearing Formal Flowers for the Homecoming Dance

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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

Beautiful Flowers for Just Because Day

Just Because Day

We often move through life only doing what is expected of us, constrained by responsibilities and schedules.

Just Because Day, celebrated on August 27, is an opportunity to allow yourself to be spontaneous, to try things you haven’t done before, or unexpectedly make someone else’s day.This carefree holiday invites you to spend the day however you wish, with an eye towards celebrating family, relationship, and leisure time. At Peoples Flowers, we are experts at providing the beautiful floral designs that make every day more special.  Continue reading

Flowers & Arrangements for Romance Month

romance month

August is National Romance Month. We’d like to take a moment to reflect on the many ways romance is expressed, and share a few of the fun trivia facts surrounding the celebration of love here in this country. The floral experts at Peoples Flowers are here to help you to convey your feelings of devotion to your sweetheart. You can start by shopping our online romantic flowers collection, or give us a call for ideas sure to melt their heart.

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Creative Student Dorm Room Ideas

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Summer is almost over and school will soon be in session. For college students, that means heading off to campus life and dorm living. If you have a student leaving soon for college, we have some dorm room ideas for you to consider. Leaving them with a housewarming gift will bring a smile to their face long after you’ve returned home. The designers at Peoples Flowers have great gift ideas for students- give us a call!

When you think about stylish and fun gifts for college students, consider dorm room ideas that will keep your student energized, healthy and focused – while brightening and freshening their dorm room at the same time. Floral and plant arrangements with plenty of green foliage are a great option.

dorm room ideas

Green plants are proven to purify the air, plus they energize and de-stress people sharing a room with them. Give your student a fresh gift to inspire them all semester long! The Succulent Garden, shown above, is easy to care for and only takes up a small amount of space. But the benefits to your student and his dorm room are extensive.

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Or,perhaps your student would love some sustenance for those late-night study sessions. Snacks and candy are a great pick-me-up for students who may need a nosh between classes or while doing homework. The Survival Kit, featured above, is full of tasty treats to share with friends and roommates.

Whatever you choose to do for your college student, they are sure to know how proud you are of them. Peoples Flower Shops are ready to work with you to create an excellent arrangement or gift for your college student. Whether your student is going to school in the Albuquerque area or across the country, we’ve got everything you need to make them feel at home.


National Friendship & Sisters Day

Sisters Day

Whether your sister is your best friend, or your best friend feels just like a sister, these special women are to be celebrated! You have the chance to do just that on August 6th, National Friendship Day & National Sisters Day. Honor the incredible women in your life by showing them how much they mean to you. Write them a note, give them a call, or send them a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Peoples Flower Shops has a vast collection of gorgeous blooms that will make her feel loved. Continue reading

Tropical Flowers for Hot Summer Days

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Decorating your home for summer can be an easy endeavor. Fresh fragrances and bright flowers go a long way to making your home ready for the season. With the right flowers and a bit of planning, you can turn your home into a tropical getaway. The creative team of floral designers at Peoples Flower Shops can provide tips, ideas and of course, amazing arrangements that will brighten every area of your house.
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One way to transform any room is with tropical flowers. These vibrant varieties add excitement to summer occasions and home decor. Birds-of-paradise and orchids are especially popular choices for these types of arrangements. Birds-of-paradise are among the most recognizable of flowers, with their bright orange and purple blooms and dramatic lines. Originating in South Africa, these unusual flowers are named after an indigenous exotic bird whose plumage resembles the flower.

Orchids are the grand-dame of the exotic flower world. They boast the most variety of any flower, with 25,000 different species – some of which can live as long as 100 years. These delicate blooms also come in every color imaginable, and their variety ensures that there is an orchid that will work well with nearly any other flower. Of course, they also stand alone beautifully, and lend an exotic and elegant touch to any decor.

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Our Orchid Drop In, shown to the right, displays exotic purple orchids encased in a wire-wrapped cylinder vase. This elegant piece brings the ambiance of the tropics right into your home!

We offer a wide and diverse selection of tropical flowers, and look forward to helping you to transform any space or occasion into “paradise found”. Shop our collection online or talk to one of our design experts about which flowers are best for you. For July birthdays, summer parties, or any event throughout the year, your best choice in Albuquerque is Peoples Flower Shops. 

Inviting Bees & Butterflies to your Yard

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There are few things more serene than relaxing in your own yard on a lazy afternoon. A backyard haven of lounge chairs, a beverage of choice, and serenity – sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Make this peaceful day even more idyllic by encouraging butterflies to join you – which is as simple as adding several lovely flowers to your yard deck or patio. Bees & butterflies congregate in gardens that both support the ecosystem and infuse color to your natural space – and Peoples Flowers is here to assist you in cultivating the plants and flowers that will beckon these industrious and beautiful creatures.

Do We Really Want Bees? The honeybee population is in critical decline worldwide, and here in the US, nearly 40$ have disappeared.  Bees are paramount to the ecosystem, especially in food production. Contributing in even a small way to encourage the bees to thrive is important – don’t worry. Experts say that when collecting nectar and pollinating, bees will rarely sting unless harassed.  Continue reading

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


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