Pugh’s Flowers Blog
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.
Most Recent Posts
Browse Through All Blog Posts
One of our top favorite products at our Memphis flower shop are our blooming plants. These flowering plants include things like orchids, bromeliads, peace lilies, and more. What most people love about blooming plants is that they offer both a green plant and the color that flowers offer. Plus, blooming plants tend to be low-maintenance and last a long time. You can transplant them into bigger containers or a plant bed in your garden to enjoy them for even longer. Here are some tips on taking care of blooming plants so you can enjoy them for years to come. Overall, flowering plants thrive when they have proper light, temperature, moisture, and nutrients. Light Most blooming plants do not like intensely bright sunshine but prefer indirect light. You may need to move them around the house throughout the seasons to get the best indirect light possible. Water Blooming plants like to alternate between wet and dry soil conditions. You'll need to regularly check soil moisture every few days. Stick your finger in the soil up to your first knuckle and see what it feels like. If it is dry, add enough water to wet the soil all the way to the bottom of the pot. Be sure to use a pot that lets any excess water drain out. Do not water the flowering plant again until the soil feels thoroughly dry. Temperature Most blooming plants do well in moderate temperatures, including night temperatures of 60° to 65° F and day temperatures of 70° to 80° F. Fertilizer Since the amount of soil and nutrients available in a small pot is limited, small quantities of plant food are desirable every few weeks to ensure the blooming plant is well-fed. Follow the directions on the fertilizer package to ensure the right mix of food and water to help the blooming plant thrive throughout the year.
Even with all the uncertainty and disruption, one thing that has remained constant is the goal of students to finish their last year of high school or college strong. Despite having to move to online courses and struggle through a new way of learning and in the face of cancelled proms, parties, and in-person commencements, our 2020 grads have shown resilience and remained positive. Now is the time to celebrate those 2020 grads and give them the celebration they deserve. Here are some ways to make 2020 grads feel special for all that they have achieved: Get a photo of them in their cap and gown. Put a yard sign out that sings their praises along with other decorations so neighbors can honk and yell out congratulations. Do a drive-by parade or virtual commencement. Plan an online party for your grad and their friends. Order from your grad's favorite restaurant to enjoy at home. Create a video to share online and with the school so social media can be filled with your grad's accomplishments. Make a scrapbook of all your grad's achievements. Don't forget the graduation flowers and special grad-themed gifts! Our Memphis flower shop is here to help with local no-contact flower and gift delivery as well as curbside pickup. For deliveries, call or go online. For curbside, be sure to call in your order first and then contact us when you are here. We'll bring it out to you. We have many ways to celebrate your grad: Bright flower arrangements. Hand-wrapped arrangements. School spirit flower arrangements, matching your grad's school colors. Graduation packages with flowers and a balloon. Graduation gift baskets. Our flower arrangements come in all sizes and types. If you would like something special that's not in our graduation collection, please call us so we can see if we can accommodate your special request.
With Mother's Day coming up quickly on Sunday, May 10th, you may be wondering what you can do since COVID-19 and local area restrictions may mean that local brunch spot, favorite restaurant, or spa can't be the focal point of treating Mom this year. That's okay because all it means is that you can get more creative this year for Mother's Day. Here are some ideas how to show Mom the same amount of love and appreciation for this Mother's Day: Living at Home with Mom This is the time to let Mom enjoy some time off. She's had so much more to navigate these last few weeks with everyone at home, including her own remote work, her new role as substitute teacher for the online learning with the kids, and more meals to dream up. Mom could use a break so make sure she gets it. Take on her chores, give her some alone time, and fire up that barbecue to take some meal planning off her hands. It's also a good time for the kids to get creative and make Mom cards and other art work as a personal gift for Mother's Day. Get her favorite flowers delivered from Pugh's or a special gift set that includes spa products and then keep an eye on the kids so she can recreate a spa at home and in peace and quiet! Most importantly, tell Mom how much you love and appreciate what she does. That's priceless. Missing Mom on Mother's Day If you no longer live with Mom and can't stop by to see her, here are some ideas to still make Mother's Day special for her: Schedule a meal delivery if her favorite Memphis restaurant is still open for delivery options. She gets a delicious meal and you help sustain a local Memphis business. Send her a special bouquet, plant, or gift package from Pugh's. We have a beautiful selection this year with all types of arrangements, floral designs, and stunning containers. New gift packages are also available with more edible and spa options. Have a video call with Mom and the family with Zoom or another service. You can all enjoy a face-to-face conversation so she can see you and maybe the grandkids. You can also work together with the family to turn it into a fun game or trivia night. Get someone to put a sign in Mom's front yard that says "Best Mom Ever Lives Here." These signs are popping up as a great way to celebrate a birthday or graduation so you can also leverage the idea for Mother's Day. Do a drive-by parade to celebrate Mom with honking, signs, balloons, and music. Order Today! Pugh's Flowers is proud of the beautiful gifts we have for Mother's Day this year! Mom deserves a beautiful bouquet, essential oil bath set, fragrant candle, gourmet chocolates, or a blooming plant! Shop and order for Mother's Day now!
Pugh's Flowers Voted Best Florist In Memphis Tennessee Mother's Day will be here soon. If you are checking your calendar, it falls on Sunday, May 10th. If you are like most of us, you haven't been able to see your mom in quite some time. Some of our Mom's live in different states. Others live just down the road, but with the stay at home mandates and social distancing requirements, we just have not been able to spend any quality time with them. Whatever your circumstance, now would be a great time to send a beautiful floral arrangement to her. The Benefits Of Fresh Flowers Flowers are always a great Mother's Day gift idea. There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful, farm fresh flower arrangement. The fresh flower designs in our Mother's Day floral collection include some stunning designs. A bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to brighten your Mom's day. Studies over the years point to the fact that fresh flower bouquets are in fact one of the most preferred gifts at Mother's Day. Not only are the beautiful, a fresh floral design will literally fill any room with a wonderful aroma. Delivery Options Available We offer a number of different delivery options. Traditionally, we provide nationwide same day delivery, or local same day or express flower delivery service. Nationwide same day flower delivery is the perfect solution if you need to send flowers to your mom and she lives in another state or a city that is not close to where you are. During Mother's Day, nationwide delivery is one of the most heavily utilized delivery requests we receive. The shelter in place and non-essential business closure mandates have made nationwide delivery a bit more problematic for this Mother's Day. We are still going to be able to provide you with nationwide same day service this year, in most cases. Still, with everything going on right now with the pandemic, there may be a handful of situations where we cannot guarantee service. In the greater Memphis and Southaven area, we are able to provide local same day, no contact delivery. In many cases, we can also still offer express delivery service. Currently, all of our retail locations closed. All orders must be placed either through our website or by phone. We operate four floral design centers. Our primary phone number for customers to use in ordering flowers is (901) 363-6233. When you order for local same day or express service, our delivery team will contact you when they are in the process of delivering your arrangement. We are following social distancing mandates by utilizing what we are referring to as no contact delivery. Meaning, we will alert you to the arrival of your arrangement, then leave the fresh flower bouquet on your doorstep. Darling Dragonfly Bouquet As delightful as a dragonfly darting through a secret garden, this feminine bouquet of roses and lilies brings joy to all! Its artisanal, ribbed ceramic vase [...]
Pugh's Flowers Memphis Tennessee Voted Best Florist In Memphis Pugh’s Flowers is a third generation, family owned and operated floral design firm. We operate three floral design centers in the greater Memphis area, and operate a fourth flower shop in Southaven, Mississippi. Our delivery team is one of the very best in Tennessee. In fact, we own and operate a company called Lickety Split Courier. Through that firm, we are able to offer our local clients, same day or express flower delivery. We also provide nationwide same day delivery for any delivery outside of the state. Pugh’s Flowers was created and started in 1978, by Bill Pugh and a partner. Today, his three sons, Mark, Michael and Tim, run the flower shop and all related day to day operations. The Pugh's owns a number other businesses. Some related to the flower shop and others not. As mentioned earlier, they utilize their delivery service, Lickety Split Couriers, to handle all local same day and express deliveries. In addition to flowers, the brothers have found success with their commercial landscape firm, known as Pugh’s Earthworks, and with their pest control firm, Rosie's Pest Control. At Pugh’s, we are extremely blessed to have built a professional, customer focused employee team. Any successful flower shop is built around the floral design team. We have one of the finest groups of flower designers anywhere in Tennessee. Our operations staff and sales staff are also top notch. They are customer focused, motivated and dedicated folks. Our delivery operation is second to none. We create traditional, contemporary and very modern metropolitan floral designs. Each flower arrangement comes with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We create everything from a traditional dozen red roses, to some of the most stunning fresh flower arrangements you have ever seen. We carry all of the areas favorite flower varieties. We have a great selection of Oriental, Stargazer and Asiatic Lilies. We have the best Ecuadorian roses in town. Our gerbera daisies, tulips, carnations and full bloom hydrangea are absolutely gorgeous. Looking for something exotic. We carry beautiful fresh Protea and the prettiest Cymbidium and Dendrobium Orchids in Southaven. Our firm designs for all occasions, including weddings and corporate events. We are large enough to handle weddings and events of any size. Local Same Day & Express Delivery Pughs Flowers offers same day flower delivery anywhere in the greater Memphis Tennessee area. If you are in our local delivery zone, we also offer 4 hour express flower delivery service, for those who have to have the flowers arrive at a specific time. Need to send flowers to a local hospital? We can help. Pugh's Flowers provides same day & express flower delivery to all Shelby County Hospitals. Our get well flowers, plants and gift collection are the best in town. We also offer get well themed mylar balloons, teddy bears and delicious edible treats. We offer the best selection of [...]
Pugh's Flowers Local Same Day & Express Flower Delivery Ever feel like your world has been turned upside down? The past 3 weeks have really felt that way to many of us in the Memphis area. Just a few weeks ago, our 4 floral design centers were open to the public for in-store shopping. Now they are temporarily closed to the public, while we do our part to help protect the health of our employees and Memphis area families. At this point, we are still able to accept orders via phone and through our website. Our delivery staff can still provide local same day delivery. We also offer a great no touch delivery option as well. Meaning, customers who prefer that we leave the arrangement on the doorstep can be accommodated. It has been interesting to see that many customers have actually opted for the no touch service. In the event a customer does opt for no touch delivery, we do make an concerted effort to notify them by phone when the delivery has been accomplished. We have spoken with quite a few customers over the past few weeks. They really seem to long for the day when they could come in and shop at one of our beautiful flower shops. We offer a wide array of occasion themed gifts that have always been very popular. Many enjoyed the opportunity to shop, while they waited for one of our expert designers to custom design a gorgeous fresh flower arrangement for them. We want you to know this. The team at Pugh's Flowers really misses you too! We can't wait for the day when we can welcome you back into our flower shops and greet you with a warm smile and a hug. Ok, so maybe a social distancing knuckle bump, if you are more comfortable with that. As the cabin fever builds, we encourage you to stay the course. This too shall pass. To help pass the time, we will do our part to provide you with some gorgeous floral design photos to help brighten your day. This week, we want to share some of the beautiful Easter and Spring themed floral designs that would normally be flying off the shelf. Pugh’s Flowers is a third generation, family owned and operated floral design firm. We operate three floral design centers in the greater Memphis area, and operate a fourth flower shop in Southaven, Mississippi. Our delivery team is one of the very best in Tennessee. In fact, we own and operate a company called Lickety Split Courier. Through that firm, we are able to offer our local clients, same day or express flower delivery. We also provide nationwide same day delivery for any delivery outside of the state.
Our Memphis Flower Shop Offers No-Contact Deliveries Pugh's Flowers has four flower shops throughout Memphis, Tennessee. Our florist locations and website offer a wide range of floral designs and gifts that have made us the favorite Memphis florist for gifts, special occasions, and events. With the current COVID-19 crisis, we are still here for you and your loved ones, offering no-contact or curbside deliveries throughout Memphis. This new type of delivery method is now in effect and includes those bright and beautiful flowers from our spring collection. Just because we have to remain physically apart doesn't mean we can't share positive messages through flowers with others around us. Here are some beautiful spring flower arrangements and bouquets to add a positive feel to your home or those around you: SONGS OF SPRING Add cheer with this bright arrangement with tulips, white daisies, and green flowers. It's a garden-style floral design that makes it look as though you just picked it from a field or garden. TULIPS & HYDRANGEA This simple floral design offers some of the season's favorite flowers. We can add on special treats to please your recipient, such as a locally made pound cake or a spa set with a soap and bath bomb. DAY GARDEN Bold colors and seasonal blooms and greenery define this lovely bouquet, including a crisp white vase. LOVELY LAVENDER A clear vase holds a mix of jewel-toned and lavender-hued floral mix along with fresh seasonal greenery. BIRDS WELCOME SPRING Welcome this new spring season with a bouquet of spring flowers and greenery arranged in a box container. There is a sweet accent with a bird, bird's nest, and bird eggs. Order by phone or through our website today!
Our Memphis Flower Shop Has Free Wedding Consultations Pugh's Flowers has four flower shops throughout Memphis, Tennessee. Our florist locations and website offer a wide range of floral designs and gifts that have made us the favorite Memphis florist for gifts, special occasions, and events. Our event expertise includes wedding flowers. If you have been asked that very important question already or today on National Proposal Day (March 20th), then your next step is to schedule a free wedding consultation with our wedding coordinator. Whether you book your free wedding consultation today or wait for some of the excitement to calm down, be sure to check out our exclusive wedding flower website where we offer information and galleries of wedding flowers separate from our regular flower and floral design website. On our wedding flower website, you can see a portfolio that shows our vast and diverse experience with wedding flowers, including examples of boutonnieres, wedding bouquets, wedding party flowers, wedding ceremony flowers, and wedding reception flowers. There are event examples of wedding cake flowers. Our wedding flower website also gives you information about Memphis wedding venues for the ceremony and the reception. That's because we have partnered with Memphis venues for decades. That provides us with good insights on what to recommend to you in terms of wedding flower quantity and layout. Plus, having these solid relationships in place means you can enjoy a seamless, stress-free experience when your wedding day arrives. Once you have had a chance to check out the various photos of our wedding flowers to get a better idea of what you like and don't like, be sure to schedule your consultation! We have an online wedding consultation appointment form to make it even easier to move to the next stage in your wedding planning.
Our Memphis Flower Shop Offers Lucky and Green Arrangements Pugh's Flowers has four flower shops throughout Memphis, Tennessee. Our florist locations and website offer a wide range of floral designs and gifts that have made us the favorite Memphis florist for gifts and special occasions like the upcoming St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, March 17th. Beyond wearing of the green, green flowers and plants are also a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day around your home and office. Here are some beautiful ways to do that from our St. Patrick's Day collection: ST. PATRICK'S MIX This is a green mix of flowers and greenery, including some lucky clover! BRIGHTLY BLOOMING Spring flowers are combined, including those in shades of green along with an array of seasonal greenery. ST. PATRICK'S BEST VALUE Our floral designers at our Memphis flower shops can create a special St. Patrick's Day gift or decor with available green and white flowers, accents, and greenery. GREEN SCHEFFLERA The Schefflera plant is easy to care for and long-lasting, so you can enjoy it long past St. Patrick's Day. BAMBOO GARDEN A bamboo container holds a unique floral display made to order for each customer, based on color and floral and plant preferences. 8" PLANT OF THE DAY We carry a variety of eight-inch (in diameter) green plants, which could include peace lily, palm, dresina, monstera, or schefflera. All plants arrive in a wicker basket with a bow. Ask us what is available when you place your order in our Memphis flower shop, by phone, or through our website. Don't forget that we also have many more flowers and plants that add to your St. Patrick's Day celebration! Be sure to stop by our Memphis flower shops and enjoy shopping in-person. We also have balloons and other fun decorations for the upcoming "green" holiday.
Angela Brown, A Pugh's Flowers Certified Floral Designer, Shares Talent On Design Team For The First Lady's Luncheon Pugh's Flowers has four flower shops throughout Memphis, Tennessee. Our floral locations and website are full of flowers, custom floral designs, plants, and curated gifts for delivery. We also specialize in event flowers, including seasonal parties, weddings, and other celebrations of all sizes, which are created by our talented team of floral designers, the best in Memphis. We are proud of what each of our floral designers can do and enjoy sharing their accomplishments with you and now, we have a very exciting announcement to share! Our own Angela Brown, CFD, has been chosen to be part of the Certified American Grown design team for the First Lady's Luncheon! Angela serves as Manager for our Poplar and Southaven locations and has been part of the Pugh's team for 14 years. Earlier this year, Angela was asked by the Phoenix Decorating Company of Irwindale, California, to participate as a floral designer in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade. Angela got involved through her work with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). During her time testing and training with AIFD she was asked to participate, and was so honored to take part in such a prestigious opportunity. We are so proud of Angela's work and all the opportunities she is having to put her talent to work and represent Pugh's Flowers on the world stage! Congratulations Angela!!