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Pugh’s Flowers was started in 1976 by Bill Pugh and his partner. The flower shop currently is owned and operated by his three sons and has four retail locations in Memphis, TN as well as a landscape division named Pugh’s Earthworks. Landscape operations are based in Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville, TN, as well as Little Rock, AR. Pugh’s Flowers imports the freshest cut flowers daily from around the world for our flower delivery. Teleflora ranks Pugh’s Flowers as one of the nations 100 largest floral order senders from over 25,000 member shops. Our full service florist has a full selection of fresh cut flowers, fruit and gourmet baskets, green houseplants and home accessories that are all available in store, via the web or by phone. Pugh’s Flowers operates 4 floral design centers. We have 3 flower shops in Memphis and 1 in Southaven MS. We are open 7 days.
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Pugh's Flowers is once again sponsoring Camp Good Grief. The fundraising event is now in its twelfth year and we are so excited to continue to do something that benefits those in our local Memphis community, including customers, employees, friends, and family members. This year's Camp Good Grief will take place during the weekend of October 3. It will include both an in-person and virtual 5K run/walk with funds from the event going to Camp Good Grief. This is the Mid-South’s bereavement camp that was designed for children. Since 1999, Camp Good Grief has helped more than 1,500 children, ages 6-12, who have lost a loved one. And, over the past year with the pandemic, grief has become an even more critical topic to address for those of all ages. Camp Good Grief has been able to continue thanks to grants and donations from individuals, organizations, and partnerships with local businesses like ours. The goal this year is to raise $25,000. We need your help! You can register here. You can also register at the event. The race will occur on Sunday, October 3rd at Memorial Park Cemetery. The address is 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. There will be a Kids' Zone, dove release, awards presentation, and post-race party. Come spend the day with us! Come by and get some flowers to wear during the competition or a bouquet for your favorite participant. Our fall floral collection is here with some beautiful ways to show your support, including sunflowers and fall roses. Camp Good Grief is just one of many Memphis community events we commit to each year. From our inception, helping our neighbors and fellow community members has been a hallmark of our Memphis flower and gift shop. We look forward to seeing you at this event and many others this year as we hope to get back to more in-person events where we can raise awareness and money for important issues that impact so many of us.
Fall officially begins September 22nd, but we couldn't wait that long to roll out our Fall Flower, Plant, and Gift collection! You can enjoy it by coming into our Memphis flower shop as well as visiting our website. This year, we have added even more new products to one of our most favorite times of the year here in Memphis. We are ready for fall devoting, pumpkins, floral decor, new package deals, and more. There are many of your fall favorites, including a wide selection of floral designs with sunflowers. These fall favorite florals have been added to numerous floral arrangements we have in this year's fall collection. They add warmth and sunshine as the temperatures change. We have also added some unique floral designs that go beyond the traditional fall colors of yellow, orange, and brown. Be sure to check out our new bouquet entitled, "Fall for Mauve," proving that all colors can fit with the fall feel. Other arrangements include hot pink gerbera daisies as a bold accent. We've also added many fall centerpieces that you can add to your table and instantly update a room for the fall season. Many of these fall centerpieces are available in rustic wood boxes as well as glass vases. The fall centerpieces are also an excellent gift as they help those around you quickly get their house ready for the fall season and upcoming fall holidays. You can also enjoy new fall packages, such as our Garden Joy Abounds Package. It comes with a bouquet of sunflowers, lilies, roses and other fall flowers along with a s'mores kit, which makes a delicious treat for two. New handmade fall-themed greeting cards are also now available! We will continue to add to our fall collection as all of the fall holidays get closer, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. Until then, enjoy some of the many fall floral designs that are available in multiple sizes and ideal for all occasions, including upcoming fall birthdays. We'd love to see you and show off our fall collection in-person at our Memphis flower shop so please stop by. Of course, we also take orders by phone and through our website. Orders can be picked up at our Memphis florist location or you can opt for contactless delivery throughout the Memphis area. Let's get started on celebrating the fall season together!@
We love green plants for their ability to add to our home or office decor. Plus, many indoor green plants also purify the air, offering a health benefit. Next week is the perfect opportunity to add more plants to your life and to those around you. That's because the third week of September every year is National Indoor Plant Week. The week was created to draw awareness to the beauty and benefits of green plants. In doing so, hopefully more people would appreciate plants and help nurture them, thanking Mother Nature for such stunning gifts. Certainly, we love plants here at Pugh's Flowers and want to help you make the most of National Indoor Plant Week. Our green plant collection is a good place to start, which is available in our Memphis flower shop as well as online through our website. Currently, our green plant collection has a diverse selection to choose from, including snake plant, peace lily, and schefflera. Our garden arrangements include many types of green plants displayed together. Other options include petite plant surprise, which includes four individual plants in decorative containers as well as two plants in a box, which offer a green plant and a blooming plant on display. Be sure to call us because we continually receive new plants as part of our partnerships with local and regional growers. When you place your order, we can alert you to any other new green plant varieties now available. All of our plants are fresh and are low maintenance, offering many months and years of enjoyment. Another option is our silk plant collection, which can be your forever green plants. This is the perfect gift for someone who may lack a green thumb but dos enjoy green plants in their home or office. Along with our green plants, we also have blooming plants and succulents as well as many types of package deals that include plants with other wonderful gift items from local Memphis small businesses. You can place your green plant order for National Indoor Plant Week by phone, in-person at our Memphis flower shop, or through our website. Order today to ensure you or others have something to celebrate with next week! You can select pickup at our Memphis florist location or request contactless delivery.
As September starts and fall is just a few weeks away, it's time to start planning for the special occasion days this month. One of the most important special occasion days is on September 12th. That's Grandparents Day. This is a special time to show them extra love and attention as well as a special gift of flowers. If they are in Memphis and you can see them, it's a good day to go visit or take them out to their favorite restaurant, garden, or other activity. You can also call them so they can chat with you as they enjoy having the company. They are also a wealth of information, knowledge, and experiences that you don't want to lose. After all, as they get older, you never know how much more time you have with your grandparents so today is about making the most of that available time. At our Memphis flower and gift shop as well as through our website, you will find many gift ideas for Grandparents Day to send or give to them that shows your love and appreciation that you have them in your life to love and learn from. If you know what flowers and colors your grandparents love, then you can select from our flower collection with an arrangement that matches what they love. Or, you can make an appointment with us to create a custom floral display just for them. Our floral collection currently features some stunning summer and transitional summer-to-fall floral designs that your grandparents will be sure to enjoy with bold colors and cheerful flowers like sunflowers. Another gift option for Grandparents Day is our package deals. This gives you a way to add other gifts to your present beyond a bouquet of flowers. We have a wide range of gift packages to choose from that come with different products, many of which are from local Memphis small businesses. There is everything from scrumptious macaroons and pound cakes to candles, spa products, and artful homemade greeting cards. Other packages also include a cute stuffed animal and/or balloons. If your grandparents prefer plants over flowers, we have you covered. There are green and blooming plants, succulents, and dish and basket gardens that will be thoughtful gifts for your grandparents. Order today so you are sure your grandparents will get a great gift this September 12th! Call us, stop by, or order online!
September is just around the corner and with it comes Labor Day on the first Monday of the month. This year, that falls on September 6th. While some see Labor Day as a three-day weekend that serves as the unofficial end to summer, others recognize that the day was created to honor the American worker. Many businesses actually close down on Labor Day, which gives many the day off to enjoy rest after working so hard. However, not everyone is so fortunate like those in retail and other service businesses. Business owners often don't get Labor Day off either. Whatever the case, Labor Day is the opportune time to show others how you appreciate what they do in helping our local and national economy. This includes small business owners who provide jobs and generate work for more people. From freelancers to employees, there are so many people out there, working hard throughout Memphis and across the country. We are so thankful for all the talented individuals who work hard in our Memphis flower shop. We also are here to help you show your appreciation this Labor Day with flowers or provide you with event flowers for an upcoming Labor Day event. Here are some ideas for using flowers this Labor Day. For business owners with employees you want to reward for their hard work, consider a bouquet each. We have many wrapped bouquets and cube vase bouquets that are a beautiful and cost-effective way to show your thanks this Labor Day. If you have a small team, we also have a wide range of special gift packages that include flowers and other thoughtful products. These package deals provide a way to say thank you and show appreciation for all the dedication your staff delivers. Even if you are not a business owner and just want to send love to someone you know works so hard, any of these floral gift items also are a nice way to transmit that sentiment. It could be an entrepreneur, freelancer, or just hard worker but it's a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor who you know deserves some extra kudos. We also can help you with Labor Day event flowers for any Memphis venue, including your backyard or local Memphis park. Adding flowers provides a special touch to add to the overall Labor Day party. We offer centerpieces and other floral displays. Call us to make your appointment today! For other flowers and floral gifts, you can order in-person at our Memphis flower shop, call us, or use our online order form found on our website. We offer local Memphis pick up at our florist location or contactless delivery.
It feels good to know that you made someone else smile, laugh, and just generally feel better, especially if they have been struggling or challenged by what life has thrown at them. Since it's been such a challenging year and a half, it seems like it would be good to continue looking for ways to help each other out to stay positive. Last week, we celebrated National Smile Week here in Memphis. Hopefully, you made others smile and they did the same for you. Now, the second half of August has some other special days that are designed to make someone else's day. This includes Senior Citizens Day on August 21st, Kiss and Make Up Day on August 25th, and Just Because Day on August 27th. Each of these special August days is intended to do something thoughtful for others in your life. At Pugh's Flowers, we are here to help you celebrate these special days and special people. One of the ways you can make someone's day is with a bouquet or arrangement of gorgeous flowers from one of our collections, including our summer flower collection. This collection is a an ideal place to start because it offers the freshest in-season flowers, bright and cheerful floral designs, and the best value. Another beautiful option for these special days is our package deals. These gift packages also offer exceptional value and elevate the size and scope of your thoughtful gift. Since these packages are so popular, we have worked hard to add more gift package options that offer a wider range of styles, products, and pricing. The gift packages include various flower arrangements along with other gift items, including spa products or tasty treats. There may also be a balloon, stuffed animal, or both. We also are fortunate to have local partners provide many of these products, including custom greeting cards that do accompany many of our gift packages. Our goal was to add more packages that made it easier to find one that fits your recipient's preferences so they can get the most enjoyment from such a thoughtful gift. Place your order today for these special August days. You can call or visit our Memphis flower shop or go online to our flower and gift website! Make someone else's day and build more positivity for everyone in the process!
With so much going on around the country and world that has created stress not to mention all the day-to-day worries all of us face, it's good to focus on positive things to help alleviate some of that fear and concern. August has us all getting started on the right foot with putting kindness first and being more thoughtful with two special occasions. These are National Smile Week, which is the second week in August, and National Romance Awareness Month where we celebrate month every day in August. In doing so, we may be in the habit of then continuing to put kindness, others, romance, and other positive behaviors first. Not only will we help others, but we will also feel better practicing these behaviors. If you plan on celebrating one or both of these August occasions, your favorite Memphis flower and gift shop has some wonderful and thoughtful ways to show others you care about them. Let's start with National Smile Week, which is occurring right now. Our Complete Gift Package Collection is a great place to start because it has so many cheerful and generous packages to choose from. Each package includes a beautiful bouquet along with other goodies, such as greeting cards, baked goods, balloons, spa products, and/or stuffed animals. Another option sure to make your recipients smile is our Sunflower Collection. The sunflower has to be one of the most cheerful flowers that Mother Nature has gifted us. Always inspiring to our floral design team at our Memphis flower shop, we now offer a wide range of floral designs and gift packages that include sunflowers. Now, let's talk romance. We've got a wide selection of floral designs, bouquets, and gift packages to show your love. For example, our Someone Loves Me package in red includes a large arrangement of red roses along with a cute plush skunk, a balloon, and greeting card. We also have stunning floral arrangements that include other premium flowers like orchids and lilies. Many of our other floral designs are also romantic and overflow with beautiful flowers like hydrangea in pastel colors. Let us know how we can help you bring more romance and kindness to those around you. For ordering, call or visit our Memphis flower shop. You can also use our website to place your order for these two special August occasions.
In 2020, it was disappointing to not have all the festivities that Memphis and Graceland usually have around Elvis Week. This has been a tradition for many years in Memphis and one that had not been interrupted until 2020 and COVID--19. However, this week, we are happy to report that it looks as though we are back to a full celebration of everything Elvis and we couldn't be more excited! According to the Graceland website, Elvis Week 2021 promises to bring us a lot of fun events and ways to celebrate the King. The events will be held during Elvis Week, which is from August 11th to August 17th. Some of the events include: A 50th anniversary concert celebrating Elvis’ Nashville recording sessions Blue Hawaii Luau Ultimate ETA Contests and concerts Elvis tribute artists Elvis in concert on the big screen Fan experiences Celebrity guests There will also be some online events for Elvis lovers who cannot attend Elvis Week 2021 in-person. There are tickets and packages available online. It will be so exciting to be able to celebrate together with others once more. If you are attending in-person and would like to leave some flowers at Graceland or celebrate the magic of Elvis with loved ones, our Memphis flower shop and website are both here to help you. For those celebrating at home, you can also decorate in celebration of Elvis with stunning floral displays, balloons, and more. Our floral collection includes our Love Me Tender bouquets in red or pink, which is, of course, named after one of his most beloved songs. Of course, you can also pick from any of our other flower arrangements or work with our floral design team on a custom floral bouquet to commemorate your time celebrating Elvis Week 2021. You must make an appointment with our floral design team if you would like any type of custom flower arrangement. Our floral designs also include floral wreaths and floral sprays if you would like to leave this type of floral arrangement in remembrance of Elvis. We are taking orders in-person, by phone, or through our website for pickup or contactless delivery throughout the Memphis area. Order today and get your tickets to celebrate Elvis!
Things and experience are both nice to have, but something that beats everything else out in terms of value is friendship. Your friends are invaluable because they provide you with comfort, support, advice, and fun in a way your family and others cannot do. While you may be thankful for them each and every day, International Friendship Day on July 30th is a good day to let your friends know just how much they are loved. Here are some ideas on what you can do to make International Friendship Day memorable: Do something different than the normal routine with your friends. These unexpected events might include a show or weekend trip versus the usual movies and a meal out. Or, try something new like a pottery class or skydiving for more adventure. Think about what you've talked about doing but never have and then plan that. Instead of getting a greeting card, write a note the defines what the friendship means to you. This will be more meaningful and memorable for your friend or friends. Friendship so often involves laughter, so do something that can make your friend laugh, such as send them a funny meme or video. If you can't see them in-person, then call or FaceTime your friend or friends so they know that you are thinking of them. Make every day a friendship day, showing them appreciation and doing your best to be just as good a friend to them as they are to you. Of course, getting some of your friends a gift is also a nice gesture on International Friendship Day. Our Memphis flower and gift shop as well as our website offer you many great gifts for your friends: We have all types of plants and plant packages that may include a green or blooming plant along with a greeting card, balloon, or other add-on item. If your friend is a foodie, consider our charcuterie basket or if they love to be pampered, send them a spa gift package. Any flowers that match their preference makes a good gift or you can be more symbolic and get them yellow roses, sunflowers, or any other yellow flower since this color is a symbol of friendship. International Friendship Day is also a good day to actively seek out other people to be friends with and expand your social circle. It's also a good opportunity to practice the traits of friendship with everyone around you, emphasizing kindness and. thoughtfulness for everyone you come in contact with.
July is most likely filled with birthdays and other special occasions among friends, family, and colleagues. While you may have already accounted and planned for those days on your calendar, there are some family-themed special occasion days in July that you may need to add. These other special July days include Cousin's Day on July 24th, Parent's Day on July 25th, Aunt and Uncle Day on July 26th, and Father-in-Law Day on July 30th. These are all opportunities to show your family members more love and appreciation, especially after such a challenging year. Our Memphis flower and gift shop as well as our website have all types of gifts for these special July occasion days. Here are some ideas: Our gift packages suit all family occasion days because there is something for every age, preference, and taste. From a puzzles and treats package for a y0ung cousin to a Hunter's Reserve Set with bromeliad plant for your father-in-law or aunt and uncle to spa packages and gourmet goodies for anyone on your list, our Memphis flower and gift shop has you covered. Many of these gift options include a bouquet of flowers. We also have gourmet baskets and fruit baskets that all of your family members are sure to love, including the charcuterie basket, the mugs basket, and local seasonal fruit basket. If any of your family members have a green thumb, then they are sure to enjoy something from our plant collection that they can take care of and nurture for many months. Options include indoor green plants, blooming plants, dish and basket gardens, and succulents. We also have monthly plant gifts and gift packages that include plants instead of flowers. You also have a wide range of floral designs in different varieties, sizes, colors, and container styles. You can also us our custom floral design service for something truly unique for your loved one. Add-ons and other gift ideas include balloons and balloon bouquets as well as greeting cards and available curated items from local Memphis small businesses. Be sure to stop by our Memphis flower shop and see what's new! Order today in our Memphis flower and gift shop, call in your order, or use our online order form on our website to easily buy and schedule contactless delivery or pickup for all these family days.