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!

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.

4th of July Celebrations in Albuquerque

patrioticsaluteIt’s the time for picnics, parades, family and fun and especially spectacular fireworks. We’ve rounded up a list of events in Albuquerque as well as provided some ideas for patriotic flower arrangements available from Peoples Flower Shops.12 Roses

Albuquerque Events for the 4th of July

About.com has a list of events in the Albuquerque area, including fireworks and parades. Here are some of the highlights:

Rio Rancho Fireworks Event
The city of Rio Rancho always puts on a fireworks display for the 4th of July at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium. In addition to the fireworks, there will be live music, food, and kids’ activities.

Socorro Fireworks, Concert and Celebration
The outdoor festival features music, a water slide, jumpers, family activities and New Mexico Tech’s fireworks display. It’s free and is located at Macey Center on New Mexico Tech’s campus.

Pancakes on the Plaza
Pancakes on the Plaza brings together communities around Santa Fe to celebrate the 4th of July while providing proceeds to those in need. There is also a classic car show, children’s activities, a silent auction, entertainment and an arts and crafts show.  stpaddys1

Santa Fe Wine Festival
The annual festival takes place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas on July 5 and 6. There will be local wines, live music, food, traditional agricultural products, and arts and crafts for sale.memorialp2

Rio Rancho 4th of July Parade and Bike Decorating Contest
The city of Rio Rancho has a parade every year that starts at Country Club Drive and continues down Southern Boulevard, ending on Pinetree Road near the library and Veterans Park. Children and their parents can decorate their bikes and join the parade while winning prizes for their decorated bikes.

Our Patriotic Flowers

Our floral design teams love creating patriotic flower arrangements like these, using a wide range of red, white, and blue flowers for everything from patriotic centerpieces, flower arrangements, and bouquets to patriotic wreaths, garlands, and parade float flowers.

Come in an work with our floral design team at the Albuquerque flower shop location nearest you and create something special for your 4th of July celebration.

 

Happy 4th from the Peoples Flower Shops Team

On behalf of our entire staff at all of our Albuquerque flower shop locations, we would like to wish each of you a fun and safe 4th of July! We recognize and appreciate that this is a time to reflect on how much we value the independence and freedom we have as a country.

Starting the Summer Right

feb25p1Summer is full of reasons to celebrate with flowers. This is the start of a busy wedding season plus events, birthdays, anniversaries, and new babies. Plus, there is Fourth of July all of which can be enhanced with the beauty of flowers. Here are some of our summer flower selections.

It’s Still National Rose Month

Each year, the month of June is designated as National Rose Month. There are still a few days left to celebrate this occasion by checking out our selection of premium, high-quality roses in a range of colors, sizes, and designs. We can create an arrangement with everything from one to multiple dozens of roses in hues of yellow, red, pink, white and lavender.jan20p3

Summer Selections of Flowers and Gifts

To celebrate the arrival of summer, we have put together a delightful selection of summer flower arrangements and gifts for you to enjoy. Here are some of our favorites:

  • A favorite summer flower among our customers and our staff is the sunflower, so we are excited they are here and we are adding them to many of our floral designs as well as offering them on their own.
  • Victorian Summer is a garden style, vintage arrangement with stunning colors and blooms arranged in a tall glass vase.
  • When life gives you lemons, we suggest getting this unique flower arrangement called Life’s Lemonade, which features a vase full of sliced lemons along with brilliant and bold yellow flowers in an array of varieties.teacherp1
  • Our Gerbera Summer highlights the bold colors of gerbera daisies in an arrangement served up in a tall vase.
  • Summer Sherbet is a sweet arrangement in a short vase with bursts of brilliant colors and plenty of greenery.
  • One of the more elegant summer flower arrangements we offer is Heavenly Dreams, which includes white lilies, blue delphinium, and purple and green blossoms for a stunning look.

A great summer gift item is our Sweet Squeeze Package. This lemonade gift includes a gift set to enjoy and refresh over the summer months. The gift set comes with a natural lemonade mix made with real lemon pulp, a pair of old-fashioned glass mugs, and vintage paper straws.teacherp4

Lastly, the Fresh and Fruity Gift Tower contains a delicious combination of the sweetest and juiciest pears, apples, and oranges as well as such savory treats as cheese, crackers, summer sausage, hot and sweet mustard and assorted California nuts. Also included are some tempting fruit candies.

June is National Rose Month

B Top Selling FlowersOne of our favorite months of the year has arrived – June. It’s a month of weddings, events, graduation and many other celebrations most of which feature one of the most beautiful varieties of flowers – the rose.

It’s fitting then that June has been designated as National Rose Month to recognize this beauty during the month it is blooming. As a spring and summer flower, roses are in full bloom everywhere we look and with the flower farm partners that we work with each year to deliver the freshest premium long-stem roses.Yellow Roses

Our rose collection is available to offer the very best in color, selection, size and variety to suit every occasion and budget. This includes traditional hues like red as well as special colors and favorites like yellow, lavender, pink and white.

Through our online store, you can also view some of the many rose arrangements that you can use for an event or flower centerpiece at a wedding.

You can enjoy everything from a single long stem rose in a bud vase to a bouquet of a dozen roses to an extravagant flower arrangement that features dozens and dozens of roses. Our online selection features upgrade options so you can send a larger display of a particular rose arrangement that has been features there.TY1

Of course, we also offer a custom flower, event flower, and wedding flower service where these roses can take center stage as part of your unique vision and the handiwork of our exceptionally talented and skilled floral design team.

Our custom flower design services allow you to bring in a special container or vase to further personalize your custom rose arrangement. You can also design a wedding bouquet or corsage with these beautiful roses.

Summer Sherbert bouquet

Summer Sherbert

We offer delivery service throughout the Albuquerque and New Mexico area as well as on a national basis so you can share these beautiful roses with all your loved ones for the many special occasions you have or as a “just because” gift.

Be sure to come in and see the roses in our Albuquerque flower shop so you can experience the quality, freshness, and beauty for yourself!

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!