Gerberas – A Popular Summer Flower

gerberap5gerberap4Gerberas are one of the most popular summer flowers. This blog post provides you with some interesting facts about this beloved flower and provides some floral design ideas from our talented floral design team.

Interesting Facts about Gerberas

Let’s get to know the gerbera a bit better:

  • It is related to the sunflower, aster, and daisy family. Sometimes, they are even called gerbera daisies for that reason.
  • They are considered to be perennial flowering plants and can be found as single flowers, double or duplex flowers, crested doubles or full crested doubles.
  • The gerbera is commonly found throughout Africa, tropical Asia, and South America.
  • The flower comes in a wide range of colors, including orange, yellow, pink and red just to name a few.
  • Meanings attributed to the gerbera include innocence, purity, and cheerfulness.
  • These flowers have a long vase life and are commonly found in cut flower arrangements for that reason.gerberap1
  • Gerberas are not light sensitive so they tend to remain open in the dark or areas out of direct sunlight.

Gerbera Flower Arrangements

We offer a wide assortment of gorgeous arrangements perfect for that special occasion. Here are some of the gerbera flower arrangements we offer:gerberap2

  • Gotcha Gerberas: This arrangement features vibrantly colored gerberas within a clear glass cube vase accented with Hypericum berry.
  • Bold and Beautiful: This gerbera arrangement also includes roses and lilies.
  • Gerbera Topiary:  This offers a modern twist on a classic flower:.  Gerbera daisies are gathered together to stand above a slim glass vase.
  • Orange Blossom Bouquet: Roses, spray roses, gerbera daisies, lilies, stock and berries are found in shades of hot pink and orange arranged in a glass cylinder vase lined with sliced oranges. This is a People’s Flower Shop exclusive flower arrangement!
  • Just Happy Bouquet: Roses, lilies, are gerbera daisies in bright bold colors are featured in this flower arrangement and are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!
  • Yellow Cube: If yellow is your color of choice, then this gerbera flower arrangement is your best bet. It features a low, lush design with gerbera daisies, spray roses, and solidago nestled in a glass cube. gerberap3

These are just a few of the flower arrangements we can offer with gerbera. We can custom create any type of flower arrangement, flower bouquet, or floral design theme with this beloved summer flower. Contact us now to get started!

What’s the Best Way to Say “Thank You”? Say it with Flowers from People’s Flower Shops!

thanksp1There are always those times where you want to tell someone how much you appreciate them or what they did for you. It might be a colleague on a work project or a teacher who helped your son or daughter. Or, it could be a thank you for being a great friend.

thanksp2One of the most beautiful ways to capture your appreciation for what someone else has done for you is with flowers. We’ve got a beautiful selection of flower arrangements that you can send to someone that absolutely screams “thank you!”

Thank You Flower Ideas

Our flower design team at all of our Peoples Flower Shops locations and through our online store has put together a stunning array of ways to say “thank you” with flowers.

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Mahalo: Hawaiian for “thank you,” this aptly named flower arrangement says thank you through a mix of tropical flowers, including Birds of Paradise.
  • Cube Arrangements: A “thank you” flower arrangement does not have to be large or expensive to be truly meaningful. Good things come in small packages like our collection of flower cubes that offer stunning flowers, including orchids, gerbera daisies, and more.
  • Fresh-Cut Flowers: You could send an assortment of seasonal, fresh-cut flowers wrapped up for your recipient. This is a perfect way to say thank you to the do-it-yourselfer so they can arrange the flowers how they like.thanksp3
  • Exotic Beauty: The floral design team offers some very unique ways to say “thank you,” including this contemporary style flower arrangement that features a Cymbidium orchid that rests on a pedestal that is surround by clear marbles. This is a very Zen way to say “thank you!”

Other Ways to Say Thanks!

While flowers are a lovely way to say thanks, we have other fresh and unique ways to show your appreciation if your recipient may be allergic to flowers or may prefer something different:

  • Fresh green plants
  • Fresh fruit baskets
  • Fresh gourmet food and gourmet gift baskets
  • Collectibles and gifts
  • Thank you balloons
  • Thank you greeting cards

Whether your recipient is in Albuquerque or anywhere in the United States, we can serve as your partner for sending your thanks. Our thanksp4florist network means we are connected with other florists who share our commitment for freshness, high-quality, and value. Let’s get started with your thank you gifts!

Reasonably Priced, High-Quality Flowers? Yes, it is Possible and True!

fresh1You’ve heard the saying that if it is probably seems too good to be true, then it probably is – well, that seems to apply to so much today when it comes to working with a product or service-based company.fresh2

With all the ads online that pop up telling us we have won the latest and greatest phone or video game system, it is kind of a wonder why anyone could ever fall for such a ruse.

And, when it seems like there is a real deal on a product or service, we jump at the chance because the economy has us in a grip where we have less money than ever before to spend.

So, instead of thinking it through many of us may have bought cheap items only to realize that you get what you pay for and that it was too good to be true.

Flowers are Expensive

One area that many of you may have cut back in is buying fresh flowers. And, when you see ones advertised for cheap, you wonder if they are the real deal. 

As a flower shop, this has come to our attention because we have seen many second rate florists are advertising online specials for elegant bouquets with starting prices in the range of only $19.95. This is a prime example of if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is because, as it turns out, they are not elegant bouquets at all.fresh4

These are bare minimum bouquets that are small and certainly not fresh. Sometimes, it even turns out to be a scam. Some consumers have complained that these companies have even been known to deliver the flowers a few days late or not at all.

fresh3If the flowers arrive late, not only will your loved one be disappointed, but it also could be likely that the flowers are not going to be fresh.

Then, these flowers often show up in boxes that take away any of the special or elegant feel rather than coming hand-delivered as if they have just been picked and arranged.

There are many florists out there like this, but luckily there are also just as many quality, family-owned florists out there as well. At Peoples Flowers, you can always expect our bouquets and floral arrangements to be fresh and of the highest quality.

Don’t be fooled by scammers making promises they can’t keep because if it’s too good to be true, it probably is! Instead, choose a local florist who provides exceptional value as well as the freshest flowers possible!

Easter Flowers, Bouquets and Gifts are Blooming at Peoples Flowers

Peoples Flowers Easter Tower

The Easter Tower is a delightful edible gift.

Easter marks the real start of spring for many people. Children hunt for Easter eggs and bunnies hop around the yard. The flowering cherry trees, purple iris, and yellow jasmine are just starting to burst forth in Albuquerque and all around New Mexico. Bring those beautiful blooms inside with Easter arrangements and gifts from Peoples Flowers.

Easter flowers
Lilies are one of the most popular Easter flowers for good reason. These graceful blooms are shaped like trumpets and have a delightful scent that beckons you into the warming days ahead. The Easter Lily symbolizes virtue, purity, hope, life and innocence. Lilies are the perfect flower for the season.

The most famous lilies of Easter are pure white and are sometimes called the “white-robed apostles of hope.” Peoples Flowers can create a custom bouquet designed around this popular flower. Choose your own festive colors to accent the refined shape of the Easter Lilies or let the arrangement experts at Peoples Flowers create a one-of-a-kind display.

Peoples Flowers’ “Lilies & Lemons” arrangement offers a stunning twist on the Easter Lily bouquet concept. A clear bubble bowl filled with fresh lemon and lime slices sits beneath a profusion of extravagant yellow lilies with button mums peaking out from between the petals. This arrangement is as bright as the Albuquerque sunshine and really announces the arrival of spring. Place it on the table as a joyous accent for your Easter meal.

Lilies & Lemons arrangement from Peoples Flowers

"Lilies and Lemons" is a fresh twist on the lily bouquet.

You don’t have to wait for your garden bulbs to emerge from the ground to enjoy the stunning lavender shades of fresh-cut iris. Peoples’ “Spring Bouquet with Iris” brings a sparkle of spring colors to your table. Pink, purple and yellow gather together into a lively centerpiece for your Easter gathering.

Easter treats
Everybody loves Easter edibles. The “Spring has Sprung Easter Tower” will satisfy the sweet tooth…and the savory tooth. This bow-wrapped gift tower of fresh fruit, chocolate-covered strawberries, crackers, cheese, almonds, and milk chocolate Easter eggs makes for an impressive presentation. It caters to all tastes, so it’s perfect as a family or corporate gift.

Peoples Flowers’ partnership with Buffet’s Candies gives our customers access to fresh chocolates made right here in Albuquerque. Stop by any of our locations to choose the perfect Easter treats for yourself or your family. Peoples is your local florist in downtown Albuquerque, Nob Hill, the Northeast Heights, and Far North on Montgomery.

Give the gift of Spring
Easter is Sunday, April 8, 2012. You have plenty of time to choose a bouquet for your mother, select spring blooms for your home, or send an Easter gift to a valued client.

Call Peoples Flowers at 505-884-16000 or 1-800-727-1600 to place your Easter bouquet or gift order. You can also choose from a wide selection on our website at PeoplesFlowers.com. We can help you customize an order or you can choose from one of our fresh and fun designs. Peoples Flowers delivers to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo to spread the Easter cheer throughout the metro area.