Flowering Plants from Peoples are Perfect for Budding Green Thumbs

European Garden

Revel in greenery with the European Garden basket.

Some people are born gardeners. Some people have to learn. The New Mexico climate, with long spells of dry weather and copious monsoon rains, can be a challenge for gardeners. One way to exercise your green thumb is with indoor plants. Flowering plants, in particular, are a beautiful way to bring color into a home.

Giving Flowering Plants as Gifts
When deciding between a bouquet or a flowering plant as a gift, consider the person you are sending it to. Is he already a gardener? Does she already have houseplants? Is it someone living in an apartment who misses having space to grow plants? Those are all perfect recipients for a flowering plant. When you give a flowering plant, you’re sharing a gift that will stay around as a reminder of a wonderful occasion.

Even after the first round of blooms are done, many flowering plants will bloom again with plentiful, fresh flowers. It’s a great way to introduce loved ones to gardening or add to an avid indoor gardener’s existing collection. Let the professional florists at Peoples Flowers help you discover the perfect flowering plant for your own home or as a gift for someone special.

Choose a Flowering Plant
Peoples Flowers offers a variety of different plants at our Albuquerque metro area locations and through our nationwide delivery service. For a classy and elegant gift, look to our orchid selection. These exotic flowers are settled into a decorative container and are always visually impressive. An orchid fits into any decor and offers long-lasting blooms.

Emphasize the greenery with the combination of blooming and foliage plants in our European Garden arrangement, a delightful antidote to hot days in the high desert areas of New Mexico. A mum plant is another great choice for a summery gift. Bright yellow flowers bring a sense of cheer and sunshine. Know someone with a gourmet streak? Look to People’s Food and Plant Basket for a fun combination of edibles paired with a small potted plant. It’s the best of both worlds delivered together in a woven basket.

Mum plant

A Mum plant is a cheery gift.

Caring for Flowering Plants
Flowering plants from Peoples Flowers make for welcome, low-maintenance house guests. Here are a few tips for keeping your new plant happy. Remove old blooms or leaves. A pair of scissors or pinching with your fingers will keep the plant looking clean and attractive. You can set the plant in a saucer for watering or simply place it in the sink, soak it and allow the excess to run off.

Many flowering plants will be happy with indirect sunlight. A windowsill or table near a window may be the perfect location. With a little care, flowering plants will often deliver new rounds of blooms to brighten your room. Certain plants like particular conditions such as moist soil or warm temperatures. The best gauge is to simply keep an eye on your plant. If it’s happy and healthy, it will show it and reward you with a new round of color.

Find the Fabulous Blooms of Summer at Peoples Flower Shops

Summer Sherbert bouquet

Summer Sherbert

We’re settling into the long, warm days of summer. The spring blooms have faded, only to be replaced by a rich palette of summer flowers. Bright sunflowers, colorful daisies and abundant roses are three of the most iconic summer flowers. You can find all of them at Peoples Flowers Shops.

Sunflowers Shine
Summer is synonymous with the gracefully nodding heads of exuberant sunflowers. While they are often yellow, sunflowers also come in vibrant shades of orange and red. The fiery blooms echo the look and feel of the summer sun.

Did you know that the sunflower head is actually made up of lots of tiny flowers? These little flowers are what become sunflower seeds. Sunflowers are also the flower associated with 3rd wedding anniversaries. Surprise your spouse with an anniversary bouquet like Summer Sunflowers, an abundance of sunny blooms gathered together in a clear vase.

Daring Daisies
Daisies are the jewels of summer. They bring a dash of enthusiasm and color to any bouquet. Daisies are also full of meaning. When you give a gift of daisies, you are also sharing a message of loyal love, purity, faith and cheer. Daisies are incredibly versatile and work for all sorts of occasions, whether it’s bringing a bit of color into your home or celebrating a special day. Gerbera daisies are real favorites. These striking flowers can be found in shades of orange, red, pink, yellow and white.

Peoples Flowers’ Summer Garden bouquet captures the brilliance of these flowers with a lavish arrangement of Gerbera daisies with sunflower accents. You can see why we call it a “Snapshot of Summer!”

Summer Garden

Summer Garden

Roses are Radiant
Lucky gardeners get to experience the profusion of colors from summer-blooming roses, but you don’t have to be an accomplished green thumb to enjoy the beauty of this famous flower. Summer weddings and anniversaries are an especially good time to celebrate with roses.

Red roses are classic, but you can also choose from a wide variety of colors when you visit Peoples Flowers Shops. Vivid pinks, yellows and oranges really bring the spice of summer into any arrangement. Roses are stunning as stand-alone flower bouquets, but they also add sparkle to arrangements like Bold Brilliance, a collection of lovely summer colors in flower form.

Turning Summer Flowers into Art
Our creative design professionals at Peoples Flowers turn summer blooms into artful bouquets. Go for an elegant look with our Victorian Summer arrangement or find your joy with the sweet combination of seasonal oranges, red, and greens in the Summer Sherbert bouquet. You can choose your own combination by stopping by any of our five shops around Albuquerque. Browse our seasonal stunners and bring summer into your own home or light up the day of someone special. Celebrate this beautiful season by coming by any of our locations, calling us at 800-727-1600 or visiting PeoplesFlowers.com to order your own symbol of summer.

4 Fun Ways to Surprise Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Dazzler bouquet

The Dazzler bouquet will be sure to impress.

The second Sunday in May is a very special day. This year, on May 13, families around the world will celebrate Mother’s Day. This is the time to let your mom know how much you love and appreciate her. The most popular way to share your affection is with a bouquet of flowers and a gift of chocolates.

Peoples Flower Shops in Albuquerque has been making Mother’s Day extra special for decades with lovingly-designed bouquets and gift options ranging from ceramic collectibles to memory boxes to yard art and bath and body sets. Peoples also has some suggestions for Mother’s Day surprises to go along with those beautiful floral arrangements. We’ll help you make this Mother’s Day unforgettable.

1. Create a personalized photo album. Chances are there are boxes of family photos stashed away in your mother’s attic, in a closet, or on her computer. Give her a hand with getting them in order and create a unique Mother’s Day surprise at the same time. Go through the photos, pick out the most memorable and fun moments, and compile them into a photo album. Take some new photos to bring it up to date with recent pictures of the kids, grandkids, other family members and pets.

You can put together an album with supplies from the craft store or use an online service to print a professional-looking hardback photo book. Either way, you’ll brighten your mother’s Sunday with a delightful stroll down Memory Lane.

2. Deliver the bouquet in person. If you don’t live in the same town as your mother, think about taking the time for a road trip to visit her on Mother’s Day. She’s probably expecting to receive flowers, but imagine her surprise when her children arrive to deliver them in person.

3. Write a letter. Nowadays, we live in a world full of emails and text messages. Handwritten letters are a rarity. Mother’s Day is a great occasion to get out your pen and put down on paper what your mother means to you. Choose nice stationary and deliver it along with a bouquet of flowers. This makes a classic statement that shows you really took the time to create a personal gift. A letter from the heart will become a keepsake your mother can return to again and again.

4. Give the gift of time. Mothers are busy people. Sometimes, the greatest gift might be more peace and quiet and a little less work. Allow Mom to “take a day off” from her normal routine. Agree that everyone will share the chores and meal preparation for an entire day and let mom have free time to do whatever she wants.

Make Her Day Amazing
You’re not alone when it comes to picking out a great Mother’s Day gift. Stop by any Peoples Flowers location in Albuquerque. We have shops in Downtown, Nob Hill, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. Our creative design professionals will help you craft a bouquet, find the perfect gift, and choose premium chocolates that are sure to please. Sunday, May 13 is an extra special day for your mom, but remember to tell her how much you love and appreciate her all year long!

Plants and food gift basket

Give mom a gift basket from Peoples Flowers.