Easter Floral Design & Flowering Plants

Easter floral design

There are many traditions associated with Easter Sunday – from chocolate bunnies (we eat 90 million of them) to Easter egg hunts (the most famous being on the White House lawn) there are time-honored customs to look forward to each year. Flowers are an integral part of Easter as well, with themes of renewal and rebirth being beautifully expressed through the spring blooms in vivid color. No one does Easter floral design better than Peoples Flowers, and on April 16th, you can be sure that the most gorgeous florals in Albuquerque came from our shop.

Did You Know? Many consider flowers to be an essential part of Easter due to the Resurrection story. Jesus was first on Sunday morning in a garden – and was even mistaken taken by the first women to be the gardener.  Continue reading

Flowers for the Spring Season

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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

Flowers to Celebrate Romance

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August is National Romance Month, which means that this hot summer season is the perfect time to celebrate romance! Your significant other is sure to be surprised when they receive a bouquet of classic red roses “just because”  – and a gift like that is guaranteed to stoke the fires of romance. From Albuquerque to Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, true romantics are being inspired to deliver the love. And at People’s Flower Shops, we can’t wait to help. After all, celebrating romance is what we do!

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While red roses are the traditional expression of affection, you may wish to choose something that more personally represents you relationship. Does your significant other have a favorite flower? Our floral designers can create an abundant bouquet that showers them with that special bloom. Does your husband have a professional office? We may suggest an elegant orchid or tropical anthurium and bamboo arrangement. Whatever you choose, your partner or spouse is sure to understand the depths of your love for them. celebrate romance

Love and affection knows no holiday – so although you may be accustomed to giving these types of gifts only on Valentine’s Day or their birthday, this month gives you the awesome opportunity to celebrate romance in unexpected ways. We love orchids, roses and lilies for romantic floral arrangements, but the choice is up to you. Your love story is unique, and your gift for National Romance Month should be too. So browse the website for inspiration, then call People’s Flower Shops. We’d love to help you conspire to pull off an amazing and romantic gesture that they will remember forever.

Teacher Gifts to Begin the School Year

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Very often we give teacher gifts at the end of a long school year. It seems only fitting, after all, to reward hard working educators for successfully making it all the way through – teaching is not an easy job! But knowing how much effort and dedication that they exhibit every day, we think that teacher gifts should be given at the beginning of the year. This thoughtful gesture will convey your appreciation, support, and encouragement.

 

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This late summer flower arrangement is just one of our back to school teacher gifts. Rustic and natural, this design is suited well for the teacher’s desk, or for them to bring home to adorn their own decor. Either way, the beautiful bouquet looks back just one last time at summer before we move forward into the new year.

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Most people agree that one of the best ways to unwind after a long day is to put your feet up and light a scented candle. We have a wide selection of WoodWick and Bridgewater candles that are sure to bring soothing relaxation after a long day in the classroom.

We recommend sending these delicious teacher gifts before the children even return to school. As teachers, administrators and staff put final touches on their preparations for the first day of school, our gourmet gift baskets will be the hit of the teacher’s lounge! Choose from meats and cheeses, fruits or chocolate – but make sure there is enough to share. Not only will you get their school year off to a great start, but you just may be the favorite parent this year.  Simply choose your basket, and we’ll make sure it gets there.

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With school starting in Albuquerque in the next few weeks, now is the time to order. We love the idea of bringing a smile to the faces of these committed professionals who invest so much of themselves into our children. How can we help you to say thank you?

Labor Day Get-togethers Enhanced with Flowers, Plants, and Gifts

B Gourment Gift IdeasLabor Day comes early this year – September 1st to be exact. There are most likely many barbecues and block parties on your list for this three-day weekend that cap off the summer. Whether you are hosting a Labor Day event yourself or going to someone else’s consider flowers, plants, and gifts as part of the occasion. Here are the summer goodies we have on offer:

Summer Flowers

We have some bright and cheerful flower arrangements that reflect the beauty of summer, including many yellow blooms like these examples:jan15p1

  • Lilies & Lemons has a beautiful display of button mums, solidago, and lilies in a bubble bowel that has been filled with lemons and lemon slices.
  • The ever-popular sunflower represents all the glory of summer, so Summer Sunflowers includes a bowl full of sunshine and plenty of sunflowers.
  • A Vase of Sunshine includes fresh yellow lilies that bloom and offer plenty of bright rays to illuminate your home or an event.
  • Summer Sherbet features many bright colors in a clear vase that has been lined with leaves for that special look.
  • Summer Garden puts all those beautiful summer flowers into one place, including a mix of sunflowers, gerbera daisies, and more. It’s a great way to remember the past summer before it is gone. 

Summer Plants

Green plants also make great items to decorate and share over Labor Day:

  • Our European Garden combines many green plants together in one big basket.
  • The Bromeliad Plant grows in tropical areas and comes in many different colors.Hanukkah3

Summer Goodies and Gifts

Whether you are gifting these goodies or having these treats at your Labor Day event, you will be sure to please those that get to try them:

  • Gourmet chocolate dipped pears offer a delicious treat for guests or a host. This is a refreshing gift on a hot September day. It is available in milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate and comes wrapped in a beautiful gift box.
  • Another delicious item we feature is a box full of 15 chocolate dipped mini-cheesecake bites dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate and then topped with almonds, dark chocolate nonpareils, and mini chocolate chips.
  • Our fruit and cheese basket also contains candies while the larger size basket has crackers and cheeses.

Flower Therapy: Get Well Flowers, Plants, and Gifts

teacherp2We often have loved ones in our lives that are having health problems or just not feeling like themselves. They may be in the hospital or recovering at home. This is when they could use the healing powers of flowers or plants or maybe even another type of gift that matches their individual tastes.

Let’s start with the incredible healing power of flowers and green plants. On many levels, these truly do work as therapy for someone that is physically ill. It is how these flowers look as well as how some of them smell. For green plants, they also provide healing powers through greater oxygen quantities in the air, helping those around the plant to breathe easier.tropicalp3

The idea comes back to research that shows a person’s environment is, and can be, a part of their healing process. Traditionally the idea of bringing people flowers and plants has been associated with cheering a person up and making them feel better, but now scientific studies confirm that.

This is because flowers have been associated with comfort and peace due to their aesthetic beauty and a human’s need to be connected to the natural environment as an extension of themselves. In this way, flowers and even green plants create an inviting, cheerful aesthetic and, at times, even a peaceful and spiritual environment.

Some studies have found that patients that were healing from surgery actually recovered faster when looking at trees and flowers than at a break wall or empty room devoid of any natural décor. They even needed less medication because their pain disappeared at a faster rate.teacherp4

Even looking at plants or flowers is a way to remind ourselves of growth and renewal. This can be important too if we are in the midst of a grieving process. This is again a place where flowers can do the trick as they provide comfort and a sense that things will be okay and the circle of life will keep loved ones in our memory.

Of course, beyond the ability of nature to help us heal, other gifts can help someone heal from an illness. The act of giving provides a symbol of our love for others, including the idea that we want them to get better, which surprisingly goes a long way to helping the body get better.friendshipp3

Be sure to pick something special and personalized as this increases the mental response, which then manifests itself to whatever is ailing the person. This can be something small or large, depending on what you want to do for your loved one.

Summer Flower Arrangement Selection Still Available

p1There are still a few weeks left of the summer season to enjoy and that includes stopping in to any of our five Albuquerque flower shop location to pick up some great deals with our Cash and Carry Program plus you can find other great deals online when you become a fan of our Facebook page. feb25p1

Cash and Carry Flowers

Our Cash and Carry Program lets you enjoy the very best of our gorgeous summer flowers by picking up a large array of fresh-cut flower options that we keep in stock. These can be immediately picked up and enjoyed as a gift, for an event, or as home or office décor.

This provides an excellent way to take advantage of summer flowers during the closing weeks of the season while we clear out our summer flower selection to start making room for those fall flowers, which is just around the corner.

With these kinds of special values, it pays to come to a florist like us in the Albuquerque area versus choosing to get flowers at a supermarket or online warehouse provider. Our flowers are guaranteed to be fresh so they last longer and offer the kind of value you deserve.

There is an array of summer flowers available, including roses, hydrangea, carnations and, of course, sunflowers!april21p5

Stop on by and shop with us! While you are here, you can check out our floral design team’s latest collections and get a peek at what is in store for autumn.

Exclusive Facebook Deals

If you don’t have time to stop in to one of our Albuquerque flower shops, then why not become a fan on Facebook so you can still take advantage of the available deals on summer flowers, summer bouquets, and summer flower arrangements.march26p5

We have made these deals available to our fans because we appreciate their support and help in spreading the news about the benefits of choosing us for their flower, plant, and gift needs. All it requires is to like our page on Facebook and then a regular listing of great deals that can be purchased directly from the Facebook page are made available to you!

This is a great way to save more money and enjoy our fresh, high-quality, and unique flower arrangements. To make it easy, we’ve put a link here so you can jump straight to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesFlowers) to like and save!

Celebrating Father-in-Laws and Friends

bossp1With July coming to a close there are still a few days left to celebrate two special days – Father-in-Law Day and International Friendship Day. Both of these fall on July 30th and celebrate those special people in your life that are there to listen, support, and encourage. Now is the time to celebrate them and let them know just how much you appreciate them in your life.

We’ve put together a short list of gift ideas for both special days. Here is just a taste of what we offer so you’ll want to come visit our Albuquerque flower shops or shop online.

Gift Ideas for the Father-in-Law

From food to plants and flowers, there is something for every special bonus dad:zoom_bromeliadgarden120410105715

  • The Maine Lobster Gram Seafood Bake is overflowing with seafood, including two lobster tails along with mussels, scallops, corn, potatoes and garlic butter sauce.
  • An All-American favorite is a homemade apple pie that oozing with apples, sugar, and a buttery crust.
  • The Bromelaid Garden combines flowers and plants with a flowering plant that features bold colors.
  • The Schefflera Plant is a lush green plant that is perfect indoors at home or the office.

We also have many masculine flower arrangements as well as other plants, gourmet food, and gift baskets for that special father-in-law.

Gift ideas for Friends

Gifts for friends really depend on their taste preferences, but here are some general ideas that illustrate the range of what we have to offer for International Friendship Day:

  • Orchids in decorative containers come in a wide range of colors and container choices.foodp2
  • Our Gerbera Daisy flower arrangement is a perfect summer choice as it comes in a vibrant array of colors within a glass bubble bowl.
  • Among our delicious food gifts is the Drizzle Layer Cake, which is a vanilla layer cake with chocolate mousse filling that is topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and chocolate drizzles.
  • Another sweet treat is our Devilishly Delicious Chocolate-Covered Cookies, which are cream-filled sandwich cookies that are covered in either milk or white chocolate.
  • Our Dazzler flower arrangement is a colorful array of flowers in purple, pink, yellow and red.tropicalp3

Deliveries for Special People

We deliver throughout Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as across the United States. Order now so you can celebrate these two special days!

Designers’ Choice Garden Style Flower Arrangements

p1Flowers are beautiful by themselves but when put together into a flower arrangement, their beauty is enhanced and something even more stunning can be created. While some types of floral designs are made to look stylized, there are others that attempt to look as natural as possible. One of these floral design styles is known as the garden style.

This blog looks at that style and provides some information on what is involved in creating that particular floral design style. We’ve also included some of our own garden style arrangements, including our new Designers’ Choice products. p2

Understanding the Garden Style Floral Design Concept

The garden style is defined by the idea that a flower arrangement should look as though it was part of a garden or nature rather than formally arranged. Typically, the flowers are spread out and displayed in a long container although other types of containers can be used, including terra cotta pots, baskets, and vases.There are usually alternating heights for the flowers of low and high as well as many different hues.

This flower arrangement style is also referred to as the English garden design. There is a loose structure to the floral design with no particular amount required to create the look.

All types of flower varieties can be used, including tulips, sweet peas, stock, daisies, lilies, geraniums, marigolds, aster, poppies, roses, lavender and carnations just to name a few. The only defining factor is that the flowers bloom within the same season.

This particular floral design also tends to feature more foliage than other floral design styles, including leafy foliage, evergreens, and woody-stemmed varieties.p3

Our Designers’ Choice

If you are not sure what type of flowers to send and the floral arrangements you see on your website aren’t exactly what you may have had in mind, then the Designers’ Choice solution is just for you.

Our floral design team can put together a custom garden style flower arrangement that is appropriate for the occasion and the recipient as well as your budget. It comes in three different sizes so you can have just the right flower arrangement that you want.p4

Stop and visit with our floral design team today to discover what we can create for you!

Summer Decorating Ideas with Flowers

april21p3Whether inside the home or outside on the patio or balcony, summer is the perfect season to show off the beauty of nature by decorating with flowers. We’ve put together some summer decorating idea that use flowers.

Here are some great ways to use flowers around the home:

  • Use a tall vase and combine fresh fruit like apples or orange with flowers. You can do this by putting the fruit in the tall vase and then inserting a smaller vase within it that holds the water and flowers to create a unique look.summerp1
  • For al fresco dinner parties, create small bouquets wrapped with a cloth napkin or use little tin pails full of flowers at each place setting. Roses, dahlias, daisies, and hydrangea are nice choices for these arrangements.
  • Hang dried flowers in pitchers or containers from a wall or door to create an eye-catching decoration in a kitchen, nook, or dining area.
  • Put a flower arrangement on display by placing it under glass on a platform to create a formal look to the décor. You can also use lanterns to display flowers and wrap them in summer-themed ribbons like red check to reflect a picnic.
  • Place fresh cut flowers and fruit or greenery on a tiered stand to add color to a room, including using this as a centerpiece for a dining table or foyer table. This also can add a nice fragrance to a room.april21p5
  • Take berry branches or dried flowers and weave them into wreaths that can be placed on hooks or doorknobs. These mini wreathes can also be placed around candleholders for a beautiful touch on a patio table.
  • Take bunches of fresh flowers and place them in different types of containers for window sills, sideboards, dressers and tables in coordinating colors with a room or in a complementary color.
  • Float flowers in a bowl to create a unique party centerpiece.
  • Use interesting containers like wine bottles, bud vases, ceramic pitchers or anything else that offers a different look to display flowers. These can be already in your home or be found at yard sales and flea markets.
  • Use hanging baskets of flowers around a deck and patio to add interest and depth of perspective to your exterior décor.gerberap1

Our Summer Flower Collection

Whether you are looking for loose flowers to create your own summer décor for your home or event or you want to enjoy our floral design team’s extraordinary talent and hand-arranged flower designs, consider Peoples Flower Shops your go-to source. Our summer flower collection features bright blooms, tropical flowers, and flowering plants in all sizes, shapes, and varieties. You’ll be sure to find everything you need for the summer season with our stunning floral designs when you visit any of our Albuquerque flower shops or shop online.