In honor of Mother’s Day, Peoples Flower Shops asked one of our floral designers—who also happens to be a mom—to share her experience and also her expertise when it comes to selecting the perfect flowers for mom this May 13.
Name: Heather Henderson-Rivera
Child’s first name and age: Kyleigh Ann Rivera, 22.
How did you get into floral work?
My mother, Marietta, moved out to Albuquerque, New Mexico with my father in the mid 1960s. She became employed as a day surgery nurse at a local hospital. As an outlet and a way to artistically express herself when not working as as nurse, she volunteered at a flower shop. I always thought as a kid (and into adulthood) how neat it was of her to go help out at the flower shop and design flowers. To this day, my mother is an incredible artist. Her forte is watercolor painting. While attending college and studying to become a social worker, I followed in my mother’s footsteps and volunteered at several flowers shops. Through volunteering, I found my passion! It gets in your blood.
Mother’s Day is almost here, and if you are like many of us, you are probably seeking the ideal gift to give your Mom. After all, she has always been there for you, and no one loves you like her. She is unique, and she deserves something extraordinary on Mother’s Day. What can you give her that really expresses how spectacular you think she is? The answer is easier than you might think – simply consider her everyday hobbies and interests – and then call Peoples Flowers.
Flowers have been used to convey deep emotions for thousands of years, and to this day they are the #1 gift given on Mother’s Day. Flowers are the best way to end a special day with Mom – so here are just a few suggestions for Albuquerque Mother’s Day celebrations we think she’ll love.
If you mother loves culture and works of art, schedule a visit to the Albuquerque Museum. Explore the masterpieces of local and world renowned artists, learn about the history of the Southwest, check out the educational opportunities, or walk through the Sculpture Garden. There is a lot to take in, but whichever exhibits you enjoy together, give her one of our modern floral designs to remember the day.
Or perhaps your mother is a gardener? She would love to get together and stroll through the ABQ BioPark Botanical Gardens. Explore the Walled Gardens, the Butterfly or Dragonfly Sanctuaries, or the Desert Conservatory, all the while enjoying the amazing flora of this area. There are miles of paths through the exhibits, and plenty of gorgeous landscapes, so have your camera available! You can take some keepsake photos of Mom, and then give her a potted blooming plant from Peoples Flowers to plant in her own yard.
May 14 is Mother’s Day, and there are many ways we can honor our Moms – but nothing is more precious to her than the gift of time. If you live close by to your Mom, take her for a day on the town. But whether she is here in Albuquerque or across the miles, Peoples Flowers will take care of delivering the most beautiful floral designs and plants. We understand how important it is – after all, we love our Moms too!
We love her every day of the year, but on May 14, we have the chance to really show Mom the love and appreciation she deserves. Our Mom is a mentor and counselor, best friend and cheerleader. She made us who we are and continues to love us as she did when we were young. There is just something remarkably special about our Moms, and we love that there is a day set aside to celebrate them.
Peoples Flowers has been privileged to provide floral designs and bouquets for all occasions for over 70 years. Our collection of Mother’s Day flowers and gifts has been created to give you a comprehensive selection of products, one of which will be perfect for her. Whether your mother lives in Albuquerque or across the country, we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few of our favorite designs from our annual collection. Continue reading