Your Essential Summer Playlist, Courtesy of Flowers

We don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around, Peoples Flowers is ready to make a playlist. There’s nothing quite like greeting a new season with some freshly-picked songs cued up, and if you ask us, a summer soundtrack inspired by flowers is exactly what’s in order. To that end, we’ve rounded up a list of songs that all take inspiration from the flora and fauna of the natural world. It’ll be enough to have you dancing barefoot in the grass.

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Take A Floral Vacation

The next time you plan a romantic getaway, maybe for an anniversary or other special occasion, add a bit of excitement by sending flowers from your special destination. Show her how much you’re looking forward to spending time with her exploring this new place with a bouquet of flowers like what she’ll discover when she’s there. Peoples Flower Shops has many bright, romantic arrangements prepared with flowers from all over the world. Talk to us about your next adventure and how we can help tie the trip together with flowers from that region.

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Serve Up Some Summertime Flowers

If there’s something worth celebrating in June, it’s the arrival of summer. There’s no better tribute than a sultry, elegant dinner party that takes its cue from the sophisticated ease of the season. Given the warm weather, longer days and mild nights, Peoples Flower Shops is put in the mood for gathering with our best friends and loved ones for a summer dinner by candle and moonlight. Imagine the menu: a platter of salmon, bowls of gazpacho, a heaping salad topped with garden-fresh veggies. A charcuterie advertising the season’s fruits alongside yummy cheeses, figs and olives. What’s missing? A dash of flowers, of course.

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Inviting Bees & Butterflies to your Yard

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There are few things more serene than relaxing in your own yard on a lazy afternoon. A backyard haven of lounge chairs, a beverage of choice, and serenity – sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Make this peaceful day even more idyllic by encouraging butterflies to join you – which is as simple as adding several lovely flowers to your yard deck or patio. Bees & butterflies congregate in gardens that both support the ecosystem and infuse color to your natural space – and Peoples Flowers is here to assist you in cultivating the plants and flowers that will beckon these industrious and beautiful creatures.

Do We Really Want Bees? The honeybee population is in critical decline worldwide, and here in the US, nearly 40$ have disappeared.  Bees are paramount to the ecosystem, especially in food production. Contributing in even a small way to encourage the bees to thrive is important – don’t worry. Experts say that when collecting nectar and pollinating, bees will rarely sting unless harassed.  Continue reading

Floral Arrangements for Summer Tables

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No matter where we live, there is just something about summer. Maybe it is lingering memories of summer vacations, maybe it is the longer days that allow us to get together with friends, maybe it is warm evenings under the stars around a campfire. Whatever that undefinable quality is, there is no doubt that summer has a vibe all its own. Sharing meals and memories with friends is a part of this season as well, and whether you are planning a barbecue or an elegant dinner, summer flowers make everything more festive.

It All About the Color: Summer flowers are vivid, bright and bold. Like the summer season itself, this is no time to be timid – choose floral arrangements comprised of vibrant blooms to express all the joy of summer.  Continue reading

Flowers Commemorate Our Nation’s Independence

Sunflowers and Red, White & Blue For The Fourth!
On the Fourth of July we take time to celebrate the founding of our nation with fireworks, outdoor adventures and parties with friends and family. Peoples Flower Shops’ collection of summer flowers and patriotic designs creates the perfect backdrop to make the holiday even more memorable.
The long weekend is an opportunity for people to relax, be thankful and spend valuable time with loved ones.  Sending a bright bouquet or themed design is a perfect way to bridge the miles for loved ones who are far away.
Here are a few of our favorite arrangements that our customers also adore at this time of year.
July is Sunflower Month. No other flower quite captures the essence of summer as these gorgeous, vivid blooms.  Our Summer Spirit bouquet is a new addition to our collection. This simple design can brighten up a summer party or make any day feel special.
Summer Spirit

Summer Spirit

Of course, nothing says, “Happy Fourth,” like a themed red, white and blue design.  Red roses, carnations and white daises comprise our Freedom Bouquet cube. An American Flag tops it off with patriotic flair.
Freedom Bouquet

Freedom Bouquet

Whether your Fourth of July plans call for a grand celebration or a casual day by the pool, a bouquet designed by the experts at Peoples Flower shops is certain to make Independence Day feel like an occasion to remember!

Chill Out in the Hot Summer with Cool Gifts from Peoples Flowers

Sunflowers

Revel in summer with a sunflower bouquet.

Summer is in full swing in New Mexico. Albuquerque temperatures are in the 90s and the monsoon rains aren’t quite enough to quench our thirst for cool during the long, hot days. There are a lot of ways to chill out during high temperatures. Crank up the swamp cooler. Turn on the air conditioning. Make some iced tea. Then, browse Peoples Flower Shops’ collection of cool summer gifts online or in-store.

Cool off with Green Plants
Summer is associated with hot colors like red, yellow and orange. Cool off your senses by delving into the world of green plants. We offer many different sizes of plants, whether you’re looking for a small basket of greenery to place on a desk or a large indoor plant that will make a statement. The rounded leaves of the Schefflera plant make for a great accent piece to remind you of cooler days and the abundant green of spring.

You can go green and still have a splash of accent color when you choose a Bromeliad. This tropical plant combines long leaves with a spike of color rising from the center. It’s a long-lasting gift that features both the cool green of fresh foliage and the bright orange-red of summer. Green plants are a lovely way to add to your personal collection of houseplants, but they also make great gifts for budding green thumbs. They are a welcome business gift, bringing liveliness and verdant colors to any office environment.

Bucket of Fire

Feel the heat with our spicy Bucket of Fire.

Embrace the Heat
A lot of New Mexicans love the warm weather and hot chiles of the Land of Enchantment. We’ve heard that eating hot foods makes you sweat…and that in turn cools you off. Test that theory with our Summer Heat Bucket of Fire. This silver bucket is full of fiery treats like special hot sauces and crunchy snacks with a spicy kick. Summer time is also grilling time. Bring a wow factor to any backyard barbeque with Peoples’ Maine Tails & Filet Mignon package full of four fresh Maine lobster tails and four filets.

Now that your taste buds are tingling, excite your eyes with an arrangement from our collection of summer flowers. If you’re looking to tailor a gift package or arrangement for a summer birthday or wedding, our design professionals can create the perfect custom package. From delightful sunflowers to the cool, fresh blooms of our Victorian Summer bouquet, Peoples has your every mood and occasion covered.

Summer Gifts for Seasonal Fun
Green plants, spicy taste treats and buoyant bouquets are just some of the cool summer gifts Peoples has to offer. We invite you to come by any of our Albuquerque area locations in Nob Hill, Downtown, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. We have an outstanding selection of summer gifts ranging from yard art to home decor and the freshest seasonal flowers for custom bouquets. No matter what the thermometer says, you’ll be the coolest person around when you give a gift from Peoples.