Flowers for the Spring Season

spring season

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

Albuquerque Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries

Albuquerque weddingsMany people may be surprised to learn that February is National Wedding Month. After all, it might seem more logical that such a designation would be given to June, September, or October – the top three months for wedding ceremonies nationwide. But there is actually a great reason for the selection of February, and it involves Christmas! To learn more, read on.

Don’t Forget: At Peoples Flowers, we love romance no matter what month it is! If you are one of the thousands celebrating Albuquerque engagements and weddings this month, we’d be honored to work with you. Continue reading

Bouquets, Birthstones and Birthdays

birthstonesIf you ever struggle with what you should purchase for birthdays, flowers are the perfect gift. But you shouldn’t settle for any ordinary flowers – call us to assist you in designing a custom arrangement that is sure to impress. Everyone loves receiving flowers and for over 70 years, the Albuquerque community has relied upon the floral experts at Peoples Flowers to deliver the freshest, most uniquely beautiful arrangments for every occasion.

Birthstone bouquets are a thoughtful way to recognize someone’s birthday. As each month of the year has a birthstone associated with it,  that gem can be used to inspire a floral bouquet that reflects the exotic beauty and vivid colors of the precious stones.  Continue reading

Create Custom Homecoming Flowers

custom homecoming flowers

Although homecoming will be taking place at high schools across Albuquerque, every celebration will be different Just as each school has its own traditions, customs and spirit colors, every student or alumni attending has their own style as well. When choosing flowers, some may wish to match their dress, while others look to reflect their school colors. Some may enjoy classic design, while others may appreciate creativity and whimsy. No matter what the variables, Peoples Flowers is ready to help you to create your custom homecoming flowers, with more colors, options, and designs than you’ll find anywhere else. custom homecoming flowers

Simple white carnations are transformed with vibrant blue ribbons and flowers. Order your corsages from Peoples Flowers, and you’ll be able to choose the most appropriate accessories.

Wristlets are not only popular for their beauty but for the decorative bands that are far from simply functional. A wide range of styles and colors turn any corsage into a piece of jewelry sure to turn heads. Bands, ribbons and accents are all chosen by you. custom homecoming flowers

Lest you think we forgot about the guys, we also have crisp and classic boutonnieres for him – guaranteed to match the corsage with simplicity and class.

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This soft pink rose wristlet was designed utilizing the gorgeous Melrose silver cuff. Both the colors of the rose and the ribbon are up to you!

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Ethereal beauty can be yours when custom homecoming flowers take a magical turn. Exotic dendrobium orchids, delicate white feathers and just a few silver accents  – including a sugar pearl band – create a stunning corsage you’ll love. custom homecoming flowers

We’ve barely just begun to show you the options available for your custom homecoming flowers – browse the website or come see us in the flower shop to learn more about hundreds of combinations available to you. After all, this is your homecoming, and you want it to be memorable. Peoples Flowers understands, and looks forward to creating your perfect flowers.

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.

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!

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.

Bright and Beautiful Blooms for Summer Birthday Celebrations

Blog_Peoples Signature Design-GerberasOften, the summer time is full of birthday celebrations between friends, family, and colleagues. So this may mean trying to wrack your brain for the best gifts to give. However, with our help, we can show you how our summer birthday flower collection can deliver something bright, beautiful, and budget-friendly.

Whether you visit any one of our Albuquerque flower shops or you shop online where we have over 75 products listed under our birthday shopping tab, you are sure to find something that suits each birthday plus fits into your budget. Here are some of our customer favorites:

EUROPEAN GARDEN

This flower arrangement includes a lovely combination of blooming and foliage plants in a 14 ” basket wrapped with a big bow.

JUST HAPPY BOUQUET

This cheerful display of flowers includes roses, lilies and gerbera daisies in bright bold colors will brighten any day! feb25p1

LILIES & LEMONS

This flower display has a unique and sunny arrangement of yellow lilies, button mums, and solidago in a bubble bowl that has been lined with fresh lemon and lime slices.

BOLD ‘N BEAUTIFUL

These bold colors are a lively way to wish someone a special birthday. It is a stunning flower arrangement that combines lilies, roses, and gerberas.

DAZZLER

Dazzle that special someone on their birthday with this gorgeous bouquet with flowers in various shades of red, yellow, pink and purple. This includes our freshest garden blooms displayed in a clear glass vase. teacherp2

GERBERA SUMMER GARDEN

Bright colors are the best way to celebrate a birthday. This happy garden style arrangement features gerbera daisies, carnations, and alstromeria.

LUSCIOUS LAVENDER

Lavender roses and silvery dusty miller are showcased in this lush garden style cube arrangement that makes a sweet birthday gift for that special someone.

SIMPLE PERFECTION

Bright and bold, this is a garden style fan-shape flower arrangement that features an array of fresh blooms in contrasting colors. friendshipp1

Additional value includes our many sales and promotions, exclusive discounts by joining our Facebook page, and our Petal Rewards program that provides rewards for every dollar you spend.

Besides these flower options, don’t forget that we have balloons, greeting cards, gift baskets, delicious treats, stuffed animals and more that you can add on to your flower order.

 

Our birthday products are available for shipment throughout New Mexico as well as anywhere in the country so you can make sure to cover all the birthdays this summer with one flower partner.

April is National Customer Loyalty Month

Blog_Peoples Signature Design-GerberasOur philosophy at Peoples Flowers Shops is that customer service and the need to keep customer loyal is an all-the-time effort, 24/7/365.

feb25p1However, this month was created to emphasize the need to focus even more on ways to keep customers loyal in a day and age where competition is growing and doesn’t just come from around the corner and down the street but rather from all over the world.

Today’s focus on customer loyalty does have to do with target marketing and researching their needs and desires. However, there are also many traditional ways to encourage customer loyalty that often are forgotten. We thought we would share our formula for success:

  1. Treat customers as we would like to be treated. Sure, it’s the Golden Rule, but it really does work. Be nice, courteous, respectful and helpful, and they will come back for more. Show them you really like them. Be authentic. It works!
  2. Remember their name and what they like. Whether that means keeping records or a database, you can go a long way in making a great impression by greeting them by name when they come, asking them about their family on the phone or an email, or sending them a birthday post card.feb25p3
  3. Listen. Many businesses think they know what customers think or want. Instead, we like to ask and then listen intently to what they say. This could be good feedback or it could be a suggestion for a new product or some other type of improvement.
  4. Say Thank You. Tell customers you appreciate their business. You can tell them when they come in to the shop, on the phone, by email or with a note in the mail.

While these suggestions seem so minor, they really are major and are some of the biggest reasons our customers have remained loyal to us. Of course, there is also our focus on quality, variety, and value. That helps, too! However, we know that the personal touch and connection we make and encourage our staff to do is what makes the real difference when it comes to customer loyalty.march26p5

And, we would like to take this time to again to tell our customers thank you as we know they have other choices for flowers in Albuquerque, but they continue to come to us and vote for our Albuquerque flower shops as their favorite!