Balloons depicting pumpkins were still floating around the Alamogordo Flower Company and Gifts store on Texas Avenue, even as Christmas trees, Santa Clauses and other Christmas gifts were being laid out for display.
“Holidays are always fun, they’re stressful, but it’s always so much fun to send out beautiful arrangements to make people smile,” said Stacy Brabson, co-owner of Alamogordo Flower Company, AIFD, CFD.
“Mom and I share the mission of this is God’s product and we take it out into the world and that’s what we need to do. We always have a lot of fun creating our arrangements…We are so blessed here.”
The shop is owned by Brabson and his mother Margaret Brabson, AIFD, CFD. Margaret Brabson is an accredited florist by the American Institute of Floral Designers, designations awarded following an assessment of the skills of the American Institute of Floral Design.
The company started as a home-based business in 1988. In 1991, it moved into a storefront on New York Avenue where it remained for 15 years before moving around the corner to 901 Texas Avenue, the location that she has called home for the past 15 years.
Stacy has worked at Alamogordo Flower Company for 28 years.
The company does custom designs, balloon arrangements, sells plants and custom designed silk floral arrangements. In May 2021, Alamogordo Flower Company added Gourmet Candy to its inventory.
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“(The candy business) has grown day by day,” Stacy said. “It’s been a really big contribution to our shop.”
Gourmet candies include truffles with names like Showgirls and Lemon Meyer as well as fudges and chocolate covered Oreo cookies. Prices range from 75 cents to $3.75 each depending on the confection.
There are also stuffed animals and, of course, flowers for sale. Two floral coolers at Alamogordo Flower Company hold individual flowers before arrangement and completed arrangements.
Alamogordo Flower Company is the official florist for the Miss New Mexico pageant, a designation it has had for many years.
“I don’t even know how many years we’ve been doing this,” Stacy said. “It’s always great to come up with something different to offer their contestants and winners. It’s always a challenge for me to create a new look for them.”
Alamogordo Flower Company is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is preparing to be open on Saturdays for the holiday season.
For more information, visit www.alamogordoflowerco.com or call 575-434-2600 or 1-800-272-6487.
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