The Rose Collections for National Rose Month

National Rose Month

The rose is an incredible flower. It has been used both as a symbol of true love and as an emblem during war. Its petals are soft and delicate, yet the rosebush is one of the hardiest plants in the world. Roses are used to express the most intimate of sentiments, yet rosebushes are often used for security and protection. The rose is known as the Queen of flowers for good reason – and this June, during National Rose Month, the experts at Peoples Flowers would like to share some amazing facts about this extraordinary flower.

Check this out: We have special pricing on roses during the month of June on nearly all our rose arrangements – so browse our Rose collection or call us today!  Continue reading

Father’s Day Gifts to Thank Dad

Father's Day gifts

We know that you’d love to give great Father’s Day gifts – but after walking the aisles of hardware and sporting goods stores looking for something he will truly enjoy, it can seem an impossible task. Peoples Flowers is coming to your rescue, however, with bold, dramatic, and unique gifts that you may not have thought of- but that will catch his eye and his attention. This year, think out of the box and out of the ordinary, and shop at Peoples Flowers for Father’s Day.

Don’t Forget: We will deliver across Albuquerque and across the nation, so once you make your choice you can sit back and relax! We’ll take care of the rest.

Father's Day gifts

You may not have considered flowers for Dad, but these are no ordinary flower! The anthurium plant is striking and bold, and presents a confident masculine air. Bright, easy to care for, and long-lasting, this potted plant will add fire and spice to your Dad’s home or office. For a similar tropical aesthetic, consider a Bromeliad plant or garden.

Father's Day giftsShow a your Dad how sweet he is, with Peoples Flower Shops’s most popular chocolate and cookie basket. Featuring gourmet luxury chocolates, cookies,  candies, trail mix and other luscious treats, he’ll be in snack heaven. Pull up a chair and ask him if you can share – because quality time together is the sweetest gift of all.

Father's Day giftsDid You Know? Father’s Day is only 51 years old, having been made an official holiday in 1966.

Father’s Day gifts don’t have to be predictable and boring – browse our collection and find the perfect gift or your unique dad. From gourmet treats to bold and beautiful flowers, Peoples Flowers has something for every Dad in Albuquerque and beyond.

Designing Memorial Day Flowers

Memorial Day FlowersMemorial Day has been recognized since the year after the Civil War ended, named Decoration Day until it was named an official holiday in 1971.  If you would like to have flowers delivered to the loved ones of a fallen soldier – or send an appropriate floral arrangement to a grave site – you can rely on the team at Peoples Flowers to design Memorial Day flowers that are both patriotic and poignant.

Poetic Flowers: After World War I, the holiday would be associated with the red poppy, thanks to a poem written by John McCrae, a soldier and medic who wrote his verse to memorialize his experiences in battle. In Flanders Fields remembered the scene of red poppies growing among the soldier’s graves. “In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row…” The red poppy has endured as a lasting symbol of the day although in modern times, a faux flower is usually passed out by churches and benevolent societies to be worn on a lapel.
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Sun-Drenched Spring Floral Arrangements

 Spring Floral Arrangements

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

Sending Flowers to Mom on Mother’s Day

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We love her every day of the year, but on May 14, we have the chance to really show Mom the love and appreciation she deserves. Our Mom is a mentor and counselor, best friend and cheerleader. She made us who we are and continues to love us as she did when we were young. There is just something remarkably special about our Moms, and we love that there is a day set aside to celebrate them.

Peoples Flowers has been privileged to provide floral designs and bouquets for all occasions for over 70 years. Our collection of Mother’s Day flowers and gifts has been created to give you a comprehensive selection of products, one of which will be perfect for her. Whether your mother lives in Albuquerque or across the country, we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few of our favorite designs from our annual collection.  Continue reading

Boutonnieres and Corsages for the Dance

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Spring is here, and spring dances and proms are being anticipated all across Albuquerque. This is the time of year that Peoples Flowers creates gorgeous custom corsages and boutonnieres using the freshest florals, sure to add style and elegance to your ensemble. When it comes time to order, here are a few recommendations from the professionals.

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* We have pre-designed corsages, boutonnieres, and wristlets that represent our top selling varieties – but if you’d prefer a custom arrangement, let up know! Based on the style and color of the dress, we can make suggestions you may not think of – resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind corsage.
* Corsages are generally comprised of a few seasonal blooms, spray roses, or orchids, and decorated with ribbons, feathers, or jewelry.
* Nosegays are small handheld bouquets, similar to bridesmaid bouquets. Give us a color scheme to work from, and the Peoples Flowers team will design a beautiful hand-tied arrangement.
boutonnieres* Boutonnieres are usually designed with a singular flower, such as an orchid, calla lily, or rose. You may opt to use several smaller blooms, and decorative elements like ribbons and jeweled pins may also be used.
* Coordinate the floral color scheme with the dress (or tie, if applicable). Bring in a swatch so our experts can design a complimentary corsage. Remember – the flowers don’t have to be the exact same color as the dress!
* If you are buying a corsage or boutonniere and are unsure of the color, stay neutral. Whites, creams, metallics and black will generally coordinate well with anything.

Although wearable flowers and proms go hand in hand this time of year, corsages are also popular for other events such as graduation ceremonies and Mother’s Day.  Anytime you want to make someone feel as special as the occasion, call Peoples Flowers.  Our flowers are sure to make any day more beautiful.

Special Gifts for Teachers & Nurses

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Let’s face it, we’re all busy. As we rush through our days from errand to errand and task to task, sometimes we forget to slow down long enough to see the amazing people around us. The second week in May gives us the opportunity to recognize the quiet yet heroic work of two such people in our lives. Although they aren’t always thanked or applauded, they deserve recognition. Here at Peoples Flowers, we love our Albuquerque community – and we love our teachers and nurses.  We’d love to help you to honor them this May, with special gifts that are sure to express your gratitude beautifully.

Dates to Remember: National Nurses Week is May 6 – 13, 2017; National Nurses Day is May 6.
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Caring for Orchids, Bromeliads, & Succulents

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Did you ever wish you had more of a green thumb? Everyone can enjoy success when cultivating green and flowering plants at home when you combine these easy-care plants with expert knowledge from Peoples Flowers. With over 315,000 types of green and flowering plants, orchids, and succulents, it would not be possible to offer a comprehensive list of care instructions. However, we are glad to suggest some maintenance tips for a few of the more popular plant choices in our shop – like these basic care instructions for three of our favorites.

Remember: Green and flowering plants make excellent gifts for Administrative Professionals Day! 

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Phalaenopsis Orchids 
Level of Care: Low to moderate maintenance
Watering: Water when the soil begins to dry out, usually once every 7-10 days.
Feeding: Fertilize your plants with an orchid feed product. Re-pot with fresh mix when the bloom is done
Light Exposure: Moderately bright
Miscellaneous: If you see spotting on flowers, your orchid may be sick – check that roots are not saturated.

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Bromeliads (shown above) 
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Fill the cup at the base of the leaves with water as needed. Remove any dirty or stagnant water.
Feeding: Fertilize your plants with a half-strength product.
Light Exposure: Bromeliads enjoy bright light and can tolerate direct sunlight.
Climate: Humidity is necessary for optimum bromeliad growth. If air is too dry, use a humidifier, or mist the plant daily to simulate humidity.

Succulents (shown below) 
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Let the soil dry between watering.
Light Exposure: Succulents thrive in bright, direct sunlight.
Miscellaneous: These hardy plants will do best in well-draining materials such as cactus soil, sand, gravel or volcanic rock.orchidsWhatever your favorite varieties of indoor green or flowering plants or succulents, we have the right choice for any occasion. Trust the professional floral designers at Peoples Flowers – browse our site, and then call us with any questions you may have. Peoples Flowers is committed to ensuring that your Albuquerque home or office is naturally beautiful!

 

Administrative Professional Gifts & Floral Designs

Administrative Professional Gifts

When you consider who runs your organization every day, who comes to mind? According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the unsung heroes – and backbone of every corporation – are the administrative professionals. These very important employees represent the first voice that your clients hear or the first face that they encounter. They handle appointments and schedules, wrangle all the details, and know how everything gets done.

Administrative Professionals Week begins on April 23, giving Albuquerque business owners the opportunity to recognize all of the hard work and determination of their support personnel. And Peoples Flowers has the administrative professional gifts, floral designs, and plants that they are sure to love.  Continue reading

Cheerful Daisies for Birthday Arrangements

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Spring bouquets are in full bloom at Peoples Flowers, and there may be no more beautifully appropriate way to celebrate April than with cheerful daisies. Whether you love the iconic white and yellow of classic daisies or the vivid brilliance of Gerbera daisies, we have the floral designs for you. Every day in Albuquerque is more beautiful when you add a bouquet from Peoples Flowers.

Happy Birthday! As daisies are the official representatives for April birthdays, they are the perfect choice for a birthday gift. Order for all your loved ones, and don’t forget –  new babies born in April deserve a newborn daisy bouquet to welcome them as well!

cheerful daisies

Here are some fun trivia facts about daisies that you may find interesting:

* The daisy is a composite flower, meaning that it is made up of many small flowers. Both the petals and the tiny tubes in the center disk are individual florets.

* There are more than 23,000 varieties of daisies, and when you combine all species and varieties, the daisy family comprises 10% of the flowering plants on the planet.

* The daisy is related to many types of lettuce, as well as the artichoke. Like its cousins, the daisy is edible and is often used to add color and interest to soups and salads.

* The daisy is an excellent source of Vitamin C – and has been used medicinally in applications as diverse as stomach distress, cough suppression, and the healing of wounds.

cheerful daisies

Certainly, there is more to the humble daisy than meets the eye. But for all its usefulness, the daisy is still most valued as a beautiful addition to creative floral designs. Call Peoples Flowers today to order for all your April birthdays, then relax. We’ll take care of the rest – and your friends and family will love their flowers