Teacher Gifts to Begin the School Year

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Very often we give teacher gifts at the end of a long school year. It seems only fitting, after all, to reward hard working educators for successfully making it all the way through – teaching is not an easy job! But knowing how much effort and dedication that they exhibit every day, we think that teacher gifts should be given at the beginning of the year. This thoughtful gesture will convey your appreciation, support, and encouragement.

 

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This late summer flower arrangement is just one of our back to school teacher gifts. Rustic and natural, this design is suited well for the teacher’s desk, or for them to bring home to adorn their own decor. Either way, the beautiful bouquet looks back just one last time at summer before we move forward into the new year.

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Most people agree that one of the best ways to unwind after a long day is to put your feet up and light a scented candle. We have a wide selection of WoodWick and Bridgewater candles that are sure to bring soothing relaxation after a long day in the classroom.

We recommend sending these delicious teacher gifts before the children even return to school. As teachers, administrators and staff put final touches on their preparations for the first day of school, our gourmet gift baskets will be the hit of the teacher’s lounge! Choose from meats and cheeses, fruits or chocolate – but make sure there is enough to share. Not only will you get their school year off to a great start, but you just may be the favorite parent this year.  Simply choose your basket, and we’ll make sure it gets there.

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With school starting in Albuquerque in the next few weeks, now is the time to order. We love the idea of bringing a smile to the faces of these committed professionals who invest so much of themselves into our children. How can we help you to say thank you?

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.

Designers’ Choice Garden Style Flower Arrangements

p1Flowers are beautiful by themselves but when put together into a flower arrangement, their beauty is enhanced and something even more stunning can be created. While some types of floral designs are made to look stylized, there are others that attempt to look as natural as possible. One of these floral design styles is known as the garden style.

This blog looks at that style and provides some information on what is involved in creating that particular floral design style. We’ve also included some of our own garden style arrangements, including our new Designers’ Choice products. p2

Understanding the Garden Style Floral Design Concept

The garden style is defined by the idea that a flower arrangement should look as though it was part of a garden or nature rather than formally arranged. Typically, the flowers are spread out and displayed in a long container although other types of containers can be used, including terra cotta pots, baskets, and vases.There are usually alternating heights for the flowers of low and high as well as many different hues.

This flower arrangement style is also referred to as the English garden design. There is a loose structure to the floral design with no particular amount required to create the look.

All types of flower varieties can be used, including tulips, sweet peas, stock, daisies, lilies, geraniums, marigolds, aster, poppies, roses, lavender and carnations just to name a few. The only defining factor is that the flowers bloom within the same season.

This particular floral design also tends to feature more foliage than other floral design styles, including leafy foliage, evergreens, and woody-stemmed varieties.p3

Our Designers’ Choice

If you are not sure what type of flowers to send and the floral arrangements you see on your website aren’t exactly what you may have had in mind, then the Designers’ Choice solution is just for you.

Our floral design team can put together a custom garden style flower arrangement that is appropriate for the occasion and the recipient as well as your budget. It comes in three different sizes so you can have just the right flower arrangement that you want.p4

Stop and visit with our floral design team today to discover what we can create for you!

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.

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!

 

Back to School! New Teacher Flower & Gift Ideas in Albuquerque

teacherp1School has just arrived or is just days away. Everything is ready except maybe your kids! But, now that school clothes and schools supplies are sorted out, it’s time to think about how to welcome the new teacher and show them how much you appreciate what they do for your child.

teacherp2We’ve put together a few gift and flower ideas for teachers in the Albuquerque area that fit all types of budgets and offer a range of styles and colors to suit every teacher.

Flower Gift Ideas for Teachers

If you do not know the teacher and not sure what type of flowers or floral arrangement they would like, a great place to start is our online flower shop’s top sellers page where you can find our most popular flower arrangements.

This includes our Signature Design series, which are unique to Albuquerque and created by our incredible floral design team. Additionally, we have glass cube arrangements that are perfect for perching on a teacher’s desk or filing cabinet as well as flower baskets that can be displayed in the classroom.teacherp4

Plant Gift Ideas for Teachers

If you are not sure if the new teacher will like flowers, you can opt for a green plant, which adds a bit of nature to the classroom as well as is known to be a healthy addition to any space thanks to the beneficial qualities that plants offer.

teacherp3We have a wide range of green plants that are also designed to last a long time, making it a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.  Our green plant selection includes succulents, blooming plants, and dish gardens.

Other Gift Ideas for Teachers

Another great option to welcome the new teacher is a gift of gourmet food or a gift basket overflowing with different goodies. The possibilities are endless and provide a great way to personalize each teacher gift you hand out this year. We have fresh fruit baskets, junk food baskets, coffee baskets, assortments of different sweet and savory gifts, delicacies and chocolates, and gourmet food like lobster tails and steak.teacherp5

We have created separate online shopping areas that also provide gift ideas for women and gift ideas for men that include non-food items and may be appealing when you do not know what type of food your child’s teacher prefers.

We’ve also got balloons and cards, which are a fun and thoughtful way to let the teacher know that you are looking forward to working with them on making your child a success.

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.

Summer Time and the Flowers are Gorgeous

signature2We are excited about our vast selection of gorgeous summer-time flowers with floral arrangements and bouquets now in stock for immediate pick-up via our cash and carry specials or online through our website, blog, or exclusive Facebook fan specials.signature4

Our Summer Flower Collection

With summer in full swing, we are enjoying a bounteous harvest from our flower farm partners, including all the summer flower favorites like roses, gerbera daisies, Oriental lilies, poms, alstroemeria, hydrangea and daffodils.

Our incredible floral design team has put together a sublimely beautiful collection of summer flower bouquets, summer floral arrangements, and summer floral centerpieces.

This includes our Signature Design series where our floral design team has created exclusive floral arrangements not found with any other Albuquerque florist.summerp1

These include:

  • Signature Design: Sunflower. This bright and cheerful floral arrangement offers a burst of summer flowers in vibrant colors also displayed in a tall glass vase.
  • Signature Design: Dahlia. This elegant, tasteful flower arrangement features dahlias in different available colors along with other flowers that enhance the beauty of this summer flower.

In addition, we have other unique summer flower arrangements that include a number of smaller options that are a great way to give, share, and personally enjoy this summer’s stock of seasonal flowers.

Here are some stunning summer selections that are budget-friendly but do not compromise on quality or creativity:summerp2

  • Solar Flare: This striking arrangement packs a powerful punch with two big and bold and flowers.
  • Lilies and Lemons: This unique floral arrangement features bright, sunshine-filled yellow lilies in a glass vase full of cut lemons. We also offer a much larger arrangement that is showcased by fresh orange slices and a rainbow sherbet color array of summer flowers.
  • European Dish Garden: This economically-priced arrangement includes blooming plants and green foliage within a wicker basket and is designed to offer long-time enjoyment.

We’ve also got many tropical flowers and exotics to choose from to add a unique look to your home, office, wedding or event this summer. Even if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for online or in our store doesn’t mean we can’t make it for you.summerp3

Again, it’s our amazing floral design team who can step in and help you create a dazzling summer wedding bouquet or summer wedding floral centerpieces as well as special and personal summer flower arrangements for any special occasion.

Come into any of our Albuquerque flower shops to learn more!

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.