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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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While 2020 hasn't been quite what we've expected and it's put a lot of challenges in front of us, the good news is that we are still here. We have our friends and family members and continue to focus on these positive forces in our life. Reasons to Celebrate in August We may know others that are still struggling, and that's what makes this year's National Smile Week even more important. It's an opportune time to focus on those in your life and do your best to put a smile on their face with a thoughtful gesture or surprise just-because gift. However, August is also National Romance Awareness Month. This is the time to put your love first and worry less about schedules and hectic daily lives. Building stronger bonds in your relationship can also help to get through these unprecedented times. Gifts For Celebrating While we may not be able to celebrate the same way we did in the past when these annual events roll around, we can still send gifts and find ways to let these special people know we care about them. Here are some ideas: For National Smile Week, send some colorful flowers or a delicious gift from one of our local Memphis small businesses. Better yet, make it a package with a poundcake and flowers or a spa gift and flowers. For Romance Awareness Month, we have so many stunning romantic bouquets and arrangements to choose from, including roses, orchids, and other premium flowers. One of our most popular items is our Romance Package, which includes a rose arrangement, adorable teddy bear, and delicious chocolates. Also, our Lavender Package also makes a thoughtful gift with purple-themed arrangement and some relaxing spa gifts. Customize, Order, and Deliver You can also work directly with our floral designers in our Memphis flower shops on something special for your loved one. Our custom floral designs make the gift even more special because it's been made exclusively for the recipient. Order in our Memphis flower shop, call us, or go online and place an order through our website. Let us know if you would like to do curbside pickup or contactless local delivery. Start celebrating those special people in your life by placing an order today!
Each year here in Memphis we celebrate the life of Elvis. This year, although modified, Elvis Week 2020 is still on. This celebration will be held from August 8 to August 16. There are many options to choose from. The virtual week is an online fan experience that showcases past fan-favorite Elvis Week events as well as offers new interviews, a Facebook Live at Graceland Mansion, and more. The Virtual Elvis Week will be offered through a private, closed Facebook group. There will still be events at Graceland but modified to comply fully with recommended government protocols. The activities include daily screening events and a socially distanced Candlelight Vigil. There will also be a tour of Graceland. The screenings include pre-recorded content and new panels. On August 13, 14 and 16, you can also enjoy Elvis on the big screen with a Graceland Drive-in event. The movies include "Viva Las Vegas," "'68 Comeback Special," and "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii." Flowers are still welcome at the Graceland events, and you can enjoy some for your in-home participation in the virtual Elvis Week. Our Memphis flower shop offers favorites like the "Love Me Tender" bouquets as well as many other choices that allow you to express your love and admiration for Elvis. For example, we also have a wide array of basket-style arrangements the are easy to transport and leave around Graceland in tribute to Elvis. Order your flowers today and go online to get your tickets to this favorite annual event.
July 30th is International Friendship Day, and it's an opportunity to let your friends or even just your BFF just what they mean to you. During such challenging times, your friends have been an anchor and much-appreciated support system. Even during the best of times, friends help you make special memories and enhance your life. Now is the time to celebrate them with a special gift that we can deliver through our Memphis flower shop with our no-contact delivery process. Here are some gift ideas for International Friendship Day: Yellow Flowers Yellow has long been a color that has symbolized friendship, especially when giving a bouquet of yellow roses. However, you can also think about sending other types of yellow flowers like lilies, carnations, sunflowers, daisies, or a combination of these beautiful blooms. We offer a wide range of floral designs, sizes, and pricing. You may even be able to still take advantage of our summer sunflower sale! Flower Packages Our customers love our package deals because of the value and convenience it provides them when sending a gift to a special someone. These packages are ideal for International Friendship Day because they combine a choice of many types of flower arrangements along with other thoughtful gifts like a homemade pound cake or chocolates, spa products, a stuffed animal, and/or a balloon. Plants and Special Gifts But, wait! We've got even more gift ideas for you to celebrate International Friendship Day thanks to our Memphis flower shop. Our plant selection includes green plants and blooming plants like orchids as well as garden baskets and more. Plus, we've got freshly baked cakes from our small business partners here in Memphis or seasonal fresh fruit baskets or gourmet baskets with curated savory and sweet edibles. Of course, we also offer balloons and balloon bouquets as well as greeting cards to express your love. What are you waiting for?! It's a good time to place your order and treat your friends on their special day!
Here in Memphis at our flower shop, one of our local favorite flowers for summer is the sunflower. It's hard not to break out into a smile or feel good when you see a sunflower. These bold and large flowers are bursting with everything that's cheerful and light. And, we could all use more cheer, positivity, and bright outlooks in these challenging times. Whether you plan on decorating your home or giving them as a gift, sunflowers fit just about anywhere and celebrate just about anything. To encourage you to add more sunflowers in your life and in those around you, we decided to have a summer sunflower sale! This summer flower promotion is available while supplies last and includes everything from individual sunflowers to sunflower arrangements to bouquets that include sunflowers. Our sunflower sale items even include one of our special gift packages that are already an extraordinary value. "Catch the Sun" includes a generous display of fresh sunflowers arranged in a keepsake milk glass-style vase. It comes with an essential oils set or spa set based on availability. Other options include sunflowers that come in a keepsake vintage trailer container, a mixed bouquet with sunflowers and a balloon, and a rustic display that offers a garden-style bouquet with sunflowers, roses, and greenery in a wooden box. Right now, we offer no-contact delivery and in-store or curbside pickup. Currently, it's the local Memphis area that is being served for our delivery route. Don't delay! Order now to get or share these rays of sunshine!
We love being part of other people's celebrations, and it's one of the reasons why we started our family-owned Memphis florist business. It makes us feel good to know that we can do our part to add a smile to someone else's face and make them feel good. We see all of our customers as family, and, as a family-run business, believe family comes first. And, while we love on our family members every day, July reminds us that there are specific days to shower certain ones with even more attention. That's because July is filled with some special family days to celebrate. There is Cousin's Day on July 24th followed by Aunt and Uncle Day and Parent's Day on July 26th. Finally, there is Father-in-Law Day on July 30th. We're ready to help you celebrate each and every one of these July special days. Here are some gift ideas: Tasty Treats We have yummy partnerships with local bakers, including our favorite Memphis pound cake company. Together, we have created some special gift packages that include a generous, freshly baked pound cake with a flower arrangement or blooming plant. There are many different options to choose from but all make wonderful and thoughtful gifts for family members. Plants and Blooming Plants We've also got quite a selection of green plants, succulents, blooming plants, basket and container gardens, and more. These are long-lasting gifts that also promote good health -- something we all want to focus on now more than ever! One of our latest additions includes a pair of petite cacti that are perfect for a side table or desk. Flowers, Of Course! And, you know we were going to say that flowers make an ideal gift for family members. They reflect so many emotions and transmit cheer and positivity no matter what the type or color. July is also our Sunflower Special Sale month, so talk about cheerful! We have so many of these bright and bold flowers to share with you in a wide range of floral design styles. Order and Delivery Options Order in our Memphis-area flower shops, call us, or use our online ordering form found on our website. Delivery options include curbside pickup and local, no-contact delivery. Now's the time to order to celebrate all these special people we call family!
Father's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 21st. Are you ready to celebrate Dad and all the things he has done for you? This year may be a little different in terms of where you can go and what you can do, but you can still pick out some special Father's Day gifts. Our gift guide for Father's Day offers something for every type of Dad, including plants, flowers, and gifts. Here are some gift ideas: Keepsake Containers If your Dad is a car nut, he probably will enjoy these keepsake ceramic vehicle containers, including classic Chevy or Ford pickups or a retro trailer. These can be filled with flowers or plants, offering Dad two gifts in one for this Father's Day. Gift Packages We love creating gift packages at Pugh's, so we've made a few just for Father's Day. We have our Father's Day Gourmet, which is a gift basket and balloon as well as other gifts like a cactus and keepsake Dad mug with a balloon. Plants and More We have all types of green and blooming plants to choose from that will look great in Dad's office or man cave. These long-lasting gifts can stay healthy and fresh for months and even years with just a little water and light. Our gift options include basket or container gardens, a mix of succulents, and blooming plants like bromeliad. Father's Day Orders and Deliveries Call or place your order online with our Memphis flower shop. We offer local Memphis no-contact delivery as well as curbside pickup. Order now to make sure Dad has everything he deserves this Father's Day!
June is National Rose Month. It's the perfect month to celebrate roses. They are at the their peak. Plus, there are so many celebrations in June: graduation, weddings, birthdays, and more. Roses come in many colors and provide a way to express certain feelings -- from yellow for friendship to red for romance to pink for kindness and affection. We have roses for every occasion, every preference, and every budget. You can choose the quantity, with as little as one up to the dozens or even a bowl with 100 roses. Our traditional rose displays also include baby's breath and greenery accents. You also have a choice when it comes to rose color. We have traditional colors like red, pink, and yellow as well as more unique hues like lavender and orange. Check with us when ordering to see what colors are available as we are trying to re-stock as quickly as possible. Other Rose Options We also have some special rose arrangements with a mixture of flower varieties and colors. If you are sending a gift for a birthday, you might want to consider one of our gift packages that include a rose arrangement and something delicious like a pound cake from one of our favorite places here in Memphis. Rose Sale Our rose sale includes $20 off of one-dozen roses and $40 off of two-dozen roses. This is for local delivery area only. Order and Delivery Call or use our website to place your order for roses. You still have two weeks to celebrate National Rose Month! We offer curbside pickup and no-contact delivery.
June is most likely filled with some special birthdays that call for celebration. From friends and family members to colleagues and others in your social circle, there is a lot to celebrate. While it's always good to reach out and recognize age milestones, the last few months have been challenging so more celebration is in order to cheer everyone up and keep positive thoughts! Pugh's Flowers wants to be part of these birthday celebrations by offering you a wide range of celebratory birthday flower arrangements, bouquets, and gifts. Unique Birthday Florals We have floral designs for everyone in mind, ranging from petite floral cubes to large extravagant floral displays. There are bold colors along with pastel shades. You can send a bouquet of roses or a blend of seasonal florals. Then, there are some of our other unique floral designs that also serve as thoughtful birthday gifts. For example, our floral birthday cakes look good enough to eat but are made completely of flowers and greenery accents. Our floral design team uses brightly colored flowers like mini-carnations and poms. Other floral designs standout for their combination of flowers and accents like succulents. These extraordinary options the individual qualities that also make your recipient standout. Special Birthday Packages Another option is to send your birthday recipient a special package that includes multiple gifts, with a floral bouquet, birthday-themed balloon, and more. We have a wide range of special package ideas that are perfect for an upcoming birthday. Many feature locally made products from wonderful businesses right here in Memphis. Now, more than ever, we say let's support our local businesses! These locally made Memphis products include delicious pound cakes as well as bath products like bath bombs and soaps in a variety of scents. We've even created special gift packages that color-coordinate the bath products and flowers for a spectacular display! Orders and Deliveries We're still delivering! During checkout, you will be offered "No Contact Delivery" and "Curbside Pickup" for local deliveries to help ensure the health and safety of our local community here in Memphis.
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.