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 Blog Posts

What is a blog? Blog is officially a noun, defined as this:

“a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style”

We think this blog page is the perfect place for Roadrunner Florist to present blog posts and for you to join in the fun, too! Here we will discuss holidays, occasions, reasons to send gift baskets and flowers, exciting events occurring at Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express.  

You are invited to participate with us, and offer ideas and suggestions that you’d like us to discuss. Perhaps you have an upcoming wedding and you need ideas about flowers and pricing. Maybe you are planning a large party or corporate event. Then write to us and we’ll be happy to respond. Maybe you’re planning a conference or convention, or even a special birthday or baby shower! This is the place for you!

Click here to read about Pamela of  Roadrunner Florist and Tina of Basket Express.

We are REAL PEOPLE designing Floral Arrangements and Gift Baskets for REAL PEOPLE (like you!)!

We Have Three!

Jingle all the way

We Have Three!  Christmas is such a busy time, and there are several arrangements on our website that we only have three left! I thought I’d take a minute to tell you which ones these are, so if you’d like to order one you’ll do it NOW,

Avoid the Middleman

Shop Local

Avoid the Middleman For more than 39 years in Phoenix, our customers and friends have decided to Avoid the Middleman! Every year you send and receive the most fragrant centerpieces, floral arrangements and holiday greens  or the yummiest  goodies, fruit, gourmet, and Christmas gift baskets from Roadrunner Florist

Whew!! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Over!

Shop Local

Whew!! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Over! Or are they?  Are you still waiting for “specials” and “sales” this month? Do you think the prices will continue to fall as the holidays approach? Well, maybe they will and maybe they won’t! One thing is for sure,

We are Thankful for YOU!

We are Thankful for you! On Thanksgiving Day, and every day, we are thankful for you! You are our friends, family and neighbors, the people who continue to honor us by calling, clicking and coming by our family-owned flower and gift basket shop!           Today and every

12 Deadliest Garden Plants

      12 Deadliest Garden Plants Some plants you prize for their ornamental beauty could be toxic killers especially when it comes to small children and the family pet. Some popular plants you prize for their ornamental beauty can turn into toxic killers within minutes if

Octogenarian

93 octogenarian.

Octogenarian Many of our customers are asking us to deliver flowers to an octogenarian. What, you might ask, is that? It’s a person who is between 80 and 89 years young! That includes my mother, and maybe even yours! Here we are, the 4 faces. And yes, you

THANK YOU from your Local Flower Shop

Yelp 2017

Thank you from your Local Flower Shop! After 39 years in Phoenix, we decided it’s more important than ever say THANK YOU to our loyal customers and friends. One way to do this is to offer a special discount to everyone who reads this blog and then

Labor Day

Labor Day

What do Labor Day and Flowers have in common? Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made

The Winner Is…

Sprouting Happiness

The Winner Is.. Thanks to everyone who offered a name for this fun floral arrangement! We’ve chosen a winner! Is it you? It is if your name is Elaine, and you’re one of my best friends. It is if you’re no longer living in Phoenix but you’re

Help!! We need a name!

Sprouting Happiness

Help! We need a name! Please help us name this beautiful floral arrangement!   Sent from a very nice lady to her brother, she requested carnations, roses, mums and altroemeria in the masculine tones. I’ll admit it! I’m all washed up when it comes to new names!

Beauty that Lasts and Lasts

Beauty that lasts and lasts.  What could that be? It’s SILK FLOWERS for all occasions! Yes, we thought we’d expand on our last email (where we offered to rejuvenate your silk floral arrangements). Now we’ll tell you why silk flowers are the perfect gift for yourself, for

Get Silk Flowers!

Personalization for Ruby

Get Silk Flowers Get Silk Flowers! Pamela E Smith, Michigan State University Floriculture Graduate, floral design lecturer and acclaimed floral design judge, is offering a SILK FLORAL REJUVENATION SPECIAL to all of our florist customers! Maybe you’ve got Silk Flowers that need a little bit of refreshing or a

Why Should You Use a Real Florist?

Why should you use a real florist? Supporting a local florist is what we call: Flowers & Gift Baskets that Guarantee a WOW! Why should you use a real florist? Let me count the ways… When you contact a real local florist, you know you’re going to be

SPRING!

yellow tulips

Equinox – March 20 Ah, The Spring Equinox! A time when “a young man’s thoughts turn to thoughts of love”…and outdoors and fishing and gardening and…….. And, let’s not leave out the ladies. Spring brings out these thoughts and more, for both ladies and gentlemen. So, let’s

What is International Women’s Day

Pamela

You may have heard of International Women’s Day, or perhaps seen the logo somewhere, but what is this day really about? International Women’s Day is a global celebration of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women that takes place on March 8. First observed in the

A Christmas Thank You

white with a touch of gold

A Christmas Thank You to all of our customers and friends who have supported your Local Flower Shop throughout the year. We love talking to you on the phone! We love when you place orders on line www.roadrunnerflorist.com and we love the positive comments you leave for us

Christmas 2016 Kinkade: They’re HERE!

Christmas Santa Kinkade 2016

Christmas 2016 Kinkade: They’re Here! We’re giving you as much notice as we possibly can! We don’t want you to be disappointed this year! The 2016 Kinkade Christmas Santa’s North Pole is HERE! We only have 24. That’s not very many, if you consider hundreds of people call

Why Can’t We Just “Make It Nice” Anymore?

cornucopia fall display

Why Can’t We Just “Make It Nice” Anymore? I recently read an article in Bloomerang, a floral marketing strategy, that asked, “Why Can’t We  Just “Make It Nice” Anymore? I was enthralled by the question because so many of our customer ask us to do just that!

We Love Our Customers!

Customers Jorge

We Love Our Customers! There is nothing more rewarding for our local flower shop than to have people come in, cell phone in hand, and tell us they found us on Yelp or on Siri. As soon as that happens, we know we have a person who

What is Sweetest Day?

Sweet Thoughts

What is Sweetest Day and why do we celebrate it? I’ll admit it, I had never heard of Sweetest Day until Pamela told me about it when I started working at the flower shop! It’s not on my calendar of things to remember, and it’s probably not

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

6 pink roses

As you know, we are devoting this month’s blogs to October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I wanted to share with you a few statistics that I find alarming. From the CDC: The #1 most common cancer among women of ALL races and Hispanic origin is Breast Cancer.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Todd and Renee

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve asked several of my friends to share their Breast Cancer stories with us. I hope you will find them motivational and inspirational.. Here’s the story from my friend Todd Behrens. You know

Welcome Back Students and Teachers!

ASU white picket fence

Welcome Back Students and Teachers! Welcome Back Students and Teachers of ASU, UofA, NAU, GCU, GCC, PC, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, charter schools and more!! We’re happy to have you back!! Did you know we custom design gift baskets and beautiful fresh flowers for students

Thanks for being our Customer

Recipient at GCU

Thanks for being our customer! You are our customer, and today is the day we say THANKS! What do we offer you that keeps you coming back to Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express? YOU are the person who can answer that question! But we thought we’d give you

It’s Hot in the Summer

Funeral Sunflowers

It’s HOT in the Summer! It’s summer in the desert and, frankly, it’s HOT!  So ask yourself, what do you do when it’s this hot? Well, we take the dog for a walk at dawn. DAWN? Yes, and maybe even before! (that’s Abbie, Chance and Buddy! Abbie’s always

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July From Pamela and Tina at Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express! I love the old joke: Do they celebrate the 4th of July around the world? OF COURSE THEY DO! But not the way we do in America! It’s our day to CELEBRATE the

People … who need People

The People named Shane

People…People who need people… (one of my favorite of all songs) are the luckiest people in the world! Are you singing with me now? Can’t you hear Barbra Streisand in your mind’s ear? I sure can! We are so fortunate that we get to meet real people,

Today is Flag Day

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day Today is Flag Day, an annual observance of the Second Continental Congress’ official adoption of the stars and stripes in 1777. At the time, they “resolved that the flag of the 13 United States” be represented by 13 alternating red and white stripes

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