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.

Signature Design Flower Arrangements

feb25p1Every florist uses some existing designs like those created by Teleflora and other flower partner companies. However, we, at Peoples Flower Shops, also have an incredibly talented floral design team who makes beautiful custom designs, seasonal collections, and more.

One of the things our floral design team is known for across all of our Albuquerque flower shops is our Signature Design Collection. The Signature Design collection is custom designed flower arrangements unlike any seen through any other florist.  They are stunning flower arrangements that are perfect for any occasion.

The Peoples Signature Design is available in bright bold colors or you can opt for soft pastel tones. The size of each Signature Design flower arrangement is the perfect size for an end table or a bed-side table. Each flower arrangement is typically available in three sizes to suit your budget.

Peoples Signature Design Sunflowers

Created with sunshine in mind, this fun summer arrangement is sure to delight with numerous sunflowers as well as other bright, brilliant flowers hand arranged in a tall vase.feb25p2

Peoples Signature Design Garden

This signature garden style arrangement is sure to brighten any mood. It has roses and many other stunning flowers hand arranged in a sophisticated container.

Other Signature Designs

Our Signature Design collection changes each season with something new and exciting to offer that includes the available seasonal flower varieties. Sometimes, this includes tropical flowers and exotic flowers while other seasons include twigs, berries, pine cones or other decorative flourishes.feb25p3

All of the Signature Designs incorporate the freshest flowers possible that have been selected from our premium flower farm partners. They are made to be enjoyed for as long as possible, providing exceptional value for money. These Signature Designs are just one of the many reasons why we have been voted a favorite florist in the Albuquerque area.

Delivery Options

The Signature Design collection is available for delivery throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico as well as across the country thanks to our network of preferred florist partners. These arrangements are also available to ship anywhere in the country so you can share these extraordinary floral designs with anyone.

Autumn has Arrived and So Have Fall Flowers and Fall Gifts!

fallp4fallp3Autumn has officially begun and with it comes a change in the weather and new colors of flowers to enjoy! We are excited that fall flowers are now here within our Albuquerque flower shops as well as many fall plants and fall gifts to enjoy for any occasion or event as well as for upcoming fall weddings.

This blog post offers a little preview of what is to come in terms of our new fall flower arrangements, fall bouquets, fall centerpieces, and fall gifts.

We’ve added a few more pictures to this blog post because we are so excited to share some of the latest and greatest fall flower arrangements now available!

Fall Flower and Plant Arrangements

Our fall flower arrangements include all the favorite fall flowers in rich shades of orange, red, cinnamon, brown, yellow and green.

There is everything from sunflowers and gerbera daisies to autumn tinted roses and elegant orchids.summerp1

Also featured are some beautiful fall plant arrangements. The Fall Mum Plant is a bright orange and cheery addition to any home or office, including its seasonally decorated basket with plaid ribbon and pumpkin ornament.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Fall Signature Design Flower Arrangements

The Signature Design Collection consists of exclusive designs available only through Peoples Flower Shops and created by the Albuquerque florist’s design team. These include some amazing new designs created just for fall:

  • Autumn Bounty includes sunflowers, safflower, millett, mums, and China berry and arranged in a chic glass vase.
  • Autumn Jewels contains premium roses, hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids. This large arrangement is perfect to set on a large counter or a dining room table, and
  • Waves of Grain is a fall flower arrangement that features sunflowers, garden snapdragons, and beautiful millet.fallp1

Local Albuquerque Fall Flower Arrangements

A few of our special fall arrangements are made just for our Albuquerque customers and feature unique designs and extras to celebrate the season as well as special holidays like Halloween.

This includes the Teleflora Spooky Surprise Bouquet in a pumpkin vase replete with a spooky ghost ornament. Then there is the Teleflora Simply Sunny Bouquet chock full of sunflowers in a stunning painted vase covered in sunflowers.fallp2

Fall Gifts

Our fall gifts include new harvest gift baskets of fresh, seasonal fruit as well as artisanal cheeses, savory crackers, and sweet treats as well as new selections in all of our categories for men, women, and kids!

Be sure to shop online or at any of our store selections so you can enjoy the new fall selections. We already have some fall flowers, plants, and gifts on sale!

Gift Baskets for Every Occasion

giftp2There’s never a wrong time to give a gift basket. In fact, just about every occasion imaginable would be enhanced by giving a gift basket of gourmet food, fresh fruit, or other thoughtful items. From birthdays and anniversaries to welcome baby and get well to thoughts of love or a just because, gift baskets can provide the perfect message whether it is for an individual, team, department or group.

Our blog post this week provides some great gift basket ideas for all those special occasions. And, not all of our gifts come in an actual basket – some come in boxes and others in towers – but that doesn’t mean they can’t be counted as show-stopping gifts that your recipients will be sure to love!giftp4

Gift Ideas for Women

We have a range of food and non-food themed gifts and gift baskets for women that are sure to please. Here are just a few of the great ideas:

  • Red velvet cake bites
  • Farmer’s Market fruit and cheese basket
  • Spa and lotion baskets
  • Food and plant basket
  • Organic olive oil gift basket
  • Chocolate dipped pears

Gift Ideas for Men

Let’s not leave the guys out who also have birthdays, job promotions, and other occasions to celebrate. Here are some great ideas from our collection of gifts and gift baskets for the guys in your life:giftp3

  • Maine Lobster Gram
  • Garlic and wine clams
  • Harborside soup sampler
  • Cookies and brownies
  • Junk food survival gift basket
  • Fruit and cheese baskets
  • Surf and Turf selections

Other Gift Ideas

A number of our gift boxes, baskets, and towers can make for the perfect care packages for a range of situations:

  • Get Well care package
  • College care package
  • Baby arrival care package
  • New parent survival care package

For example, our Get Well Care Package contains a family sized (64 oz.) jar of handcrafted chicken noodle soup, a stainless steel ladle, 6 made from scratch rolls, 6 oatmeal raisin cookies, healing teas and cozy socks. Who wouldn’t want to get that?!giftp1

Same Day Delivery for Gifts and Gift Baskets

Our same day delivery area for gifts and gift baskets includes Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Cedar Crest, Corrales, Los Lunas, Placitas, Rio Rancho and Westside. Even if you just remembered a special occasion or want to treat a loved one spontaneously, take advantage of our same day service.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Fall Harvest flowers by the armful! Bushels of flowers always bring bright tiding and joy to the heart.

Fall Harvest flowers by the armful! Bushels of flowers always bring bright tiding and joy to the heart.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th through October 15th.  This blog post provides information about this special celebration and offers some suggestions on ways to celebrate it.

What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to recognize those of Hispanic and Latin American descent who have contributed to the growth and development of these cultures within the United States and provided a fine example of leadership, hard work, service, community and family. This is also a time to recognize many of the traditions and customs that have been adopted within the United States and add to the rich fiber of the community, including the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

The month-long celebration began in 1968 and was started on September 15th because this is the anniversary of the independence of five countries while the month long celebration also includes the independence of other Latin American countries, including all in total, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile and Belize.

The theme this year is “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor.”

National Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Albuquerque

While the kick-off celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month in Albuquerque already occurred on September 6th, there are other ways to celebrate this heritage month.

gerberap1The Albuquerque Journal lists a number of Hispanic Heritage Month events in the local Albuquerque area:

  • 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 — Charreada (Mexican rodeo), Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro NE. Tickets are $15, $24 and $34.
  • 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 28 — Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras SW. Tickets, $30 per person or $300 for a table for 10.
  • Oct. 1-3 — Production of La Casa de Bernarda Alba, a play by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth SW. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9-10 — Hispanic Art Expo, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE. Free.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 — National Hispanic Cultural Center, 10th anniversary parade and public opening of the Torreon, 1701 Fourth SW. Parade starts at noon on Central and Fourth SW and ends at the Cultural Center.
  • 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 — De Colores Leadership Banquet, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for summerp1table of 10.

Peoples Flower Shops Offers Flowers for National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

Whether you are hosting a small family celebration or creating a large event for National Hispanic Heritage Month, consider us your source for flower arrangements and floral centerpieces as well as floral bouquets and other artistic floral designs. We also offer vibrant flower arrangements that you can send to a loved one to celebrate this special heritage month.

Monday, Sept. 2 is Labor Day! Let Peoples Flower Shops Help with Your Labor Day Get-together, Including Flowers, Plants, and Gifts

signature4As the end of summer, Labor Day weekend is often three days of summer fun that can include everything from a trip to the beach to a backyard barbecue to a block party. This means you will more than likely receive at least one – if not, more – invitations to Labor Day fun or you may be hosting your own Labor Day party to celebrate time off from work.

signature2Whatever the case, Peoples Flower Shops is ready to help you with a summer flower arrangement or gift basket to bring your host or hostess, or we can be your party planner with numerous summer flower centerpieces and summer flower decorations.

Labor Day Flower Ideas

Just because summer is nearly over doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy summer flowers as part of your Labor Day celebration. Whether gifting a flower bouquet or floral arrangement or decorating your house with summer flowers for an intimate Labor Day gathering, Peoples Flower Shops has some stunning, fresh, and affordable summer flowers to enjoy.

Our summer flowers include gerbera daisies, hydrangea, roses, sunflowers and more all in brilliant colors that are bursting with beauty. Check out our Signature Designs, which are only available through our shops thanks to our brilliant floral design team.friendshipp4

We also have some gorgeous flowering plants, including a Bromelaid Garden and Pink Azalea. There are also garden baskets and dish gardens to enjoy or share with friends.

Labor Day Gift Ideas

It’s a great idea to bring a gift basket to a party that can be given to the party host as a thank you or even shared among the guests. Our selection of gift baskets works perfectly well for any type of Labor Day celebration.foodp1

Here are some of the great gift baskets and gift ideas we have in stock now that you can send or bring with your to a Labor Day event:

  • You can take gourmet to the max with our selection of seafood, including lobsters, lobster tails, crab legs, and surf and turf. There are selections of clambakes that are perfect for the beach or a backyard feast.
  • If the main meal is covered, considering arriving with a tempting dessert that will be sure to please all the guests. We have a great selection of chocolates, chocolate covered pretzels, caramel apples, cheesecake and more!
  • Keep it fresh and healthy with a basket full of fresh fruit or a gift tower of organic fruit and cheese.teacherp3
  • If you are not sure what to get the host or hostess, we also have gift ideas for men and for women, so you can find the perfect item to say thanks for the Labor Day invite!

 

Focus on Freshness and Quality – The Hallmarks of Peoples Flowers

teacherp2Whether you are buying flowers or a gift basket for a loved one or colleague or you are just treating yourself to a green plant, blooming plant, or floral bouquet, you want to get as long a life from it to not only enjoy it, but you also want to get value for your money.

You Get What You Pay For

Although many people jump at flowers found at the grocery store or through online-only discount florists because they are on a tight budget and the price seems right. However, the saying, you get what you pay for, does apply here.Brom Garden

You Get More than What You Pay For

To get the freshest flowers possible as well as long-lasting green plants and fresh gift baskets full of fresh fruit and gourmet food, you actually do not have to spend much more than the prices found on these discount sites.

That’s because no matter which floral arrangement, plant, or gift basket you choose from Peoples Flower Shops of Albuquerque, you can be sure it will be the highest quality and the freshest possible.     nutritionP3

Our focus on quality and freshness has never wavered from our original philosophy developed when we opened in 1944. It has worked for decades and we are not about to change it now to turn a fast profit.

After all, these long-standing hallmarks have earned us a growing customer base of loyal clients who have continued to select us as their florist of choice for quality, freshness, value and personal service.

It is this focus on freshness and quality that has also garnered us local awards as the favorite flower shop in Albuquerque as well as helped us gain the position of “Preferred Florist” in a national network of award-winning florists who share the same hallmarks of quality, freshness, value and exceptional service.gerberap4

We are so sure of our freshness and quality that we have continually provided our satisfaction guarantee. Since 1944, our guaranteed satisfaction offer covers everything we sell. Whether you have purchased plants, flowers, or gift baskets, if you are dissatisfied, simply return it for replacement, exchange, or refund.

If you have not given us a try, please visit one of our many locations in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area or try our online store to experience freshness, quality, and value in one florist.

Sunday, August 4th is National Friendship Day! Celebrate with a Special Delivery!

friendshipp1Just around the corner is a special day that recognizes some of the most important people in your life – those people who are there to listen, offer advice, share a laugh or just have fun together. That’s what friends are for – and now is the time to celebrate all that they do for you!

friendshipp2This blog post provides a little background on National Friendship Day as well as offers some suggestions on celebrating it with a special delivery from one of our Albuquerque flower shops.

National Friendship Day

Here are some quick facts about National Friendship Day:

  • It is recognized in the U.S. on the first Sunday in August.
  • The day was introduced by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards, in the early 1930s.
  • It is intended as a way to honor friends and the qualities of friendship.
  • There is also an International Friendship Day.

Special Delivery Ideas for National Friendship Day

While National Friendship Day is about spending quality time with friends, this may not always be possible due to geographical distance or other plans. That’s why it is also a good time to think about sending a few of your closest friends a gift.friendshipp3

We’ve put together a few ideas from our extensive collection of flower arrangements, blooming plants, and gifts and gift baskets.

Check these out as well as come visit one of our shops or the website to get some more gift ideas:

  • Luscious Lavender: This sweet arrangement features an aromatic array of flowers, including lavender roses.
  • Pink Azalea: This is a beautiful blooming plant with clusters of pink flowers and evergreen leaves that is sure to remind your friends for weeks how you feel about them.friendshipp4
  • Dendrobium Delight: Beautiful exotic orchids in purple or white are displayed in a unique, wire wrapped cylinder vase.
  • Gifts Galore:  We have a wide array of gifts sure to fit your budget and suit the individual tastes of your friends. Our gift collection includes everything from seafood, steaks, and gourmet food to truffles and chocolates to balloons, cards, and stuffed animals to fresh fruit and mixed gift baskets of food. We also have gift categories just for men. You can even send a surf and turf meal for two to a friend and then meet up with them to enjoy it together!

Whatever you do, your friends will know that you are thinking of them on this special day as well as the whole year round!

Tropical Flowers Reflect the Summer Season

tropicalp4A true favorite among flower enthusiasts are tropical flowers, which offer a touch of the exotic. Not only are they truly unique looking flowers, but they are also a true standout when it comes to vibrant colors.

This blog post provides some information on some popular tropical flowers as well as previews our selection of tropical flowers in Albuquerque.

About Tropical Flowers

There is a long list of tropical flowers available from around the world. In this blog post, we will just introduce you to a couple of the varieties and share some interesting facts about these tropical flowers.tropicalp1

The first tropical flower that is a favorite in our Albuquerque florist shop is the bird of paradise. Here are some interesting facts on this tropical flower:

  • The name comes from the shape of the flower, which resembles a bird’s beak and plumage. Some say the flower also looks like a bird in flight.
  • These flowers are also known as crane flowers.
  • They are a native of South Africa.
  • Birds of Paradise bloom from September to May.
  • Typically, these flowers are bound together in a tropical flower bouquet because they can bruise the other, more delicate flowers in the flower arrangement.
  • They have a limited lifespan of no longer than a week.

tropicalp2The second tropical flower is the cymbidium orchid, another staff favorite! You may not know much about this orchid so we have provided some facts below:

  • This orchid does well in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Mediterranean or even California.
  • It is originally from Central Asia and Southeast Asia.
  • This is a fragrant orchid that can sometimes produce up to 30 blooms on one spike.
  • The orchid can last a couple of months.
  • It is often found in corsages but can be enjoyed as part of a tropical flower arrangement.
  • There are 44 varieties but literally thousands of hybrids to enjoy.

Albuquerque Tropical Flower Selection

We are renowned for offering one of the best selections of tropical flowers in Albuquerque.  Here are some of our favorite tropical flower arrangements we have on offer:

  • Zen Orchid: This tropical arrangement features cymbidium orchids sunken in a clear class container.tropicalp3
  • Tropical Bouquet: This arrangement includes hand-selected tropical flowers in a variety of sizes and prices.
  • Hawaiian Bliss: This stunning tropical arrangement includes Ginger, Birds of Paradise, and Anthurium displayed in a leaf-lined vase.

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!