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!)!

Florals End Quarrels

In the dog house? With the stress of recent holidays and the new year, it’s understandable many loving couples are finding themselves quarreling during this time. It’s perfectly normal for couples to have disagreements, and sometimes making up can be worth the whole conflict. Before things get

It’s Beginning…Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Cue the rockin’ around the Christmas tree, kissing under the mistletoe and indulging in all things joyful and bright. Fill your spaces with red, green and white blooms for a welcoming touch of Christmas cheer. Flowers brighten any occasion,

It’s Not Too Late

PES Starts Christmas

It’s not too late to order your Christmas florals, flowers and centerpieces for delivery in the greater Phoenix area. We are your favorite Flower Shop for a reason: we design and deliver custom arrangements through Christmas Eve. Santa (that’s Pamela) is working hard to insure every single

Smiling Santa

Smiling Santa

We designed this arrangement for a special lady today.  As it sat on the bench, we smiled. Every time we walked by, we smiled! We knew we had to put this on the website for you because we know YOU WILL SMILE, TOO! Welcome to our Smiling

When They’re Gone, They’re Gone

Christmas in a box

Christmas: When they’re gone, they’re gone!  Get ’em Before They’re Gone! When we’re almost sold out of a container or product, we remove it from our website. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely gone…it means we might still have a few and we don’t want to over-sell.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

I know we’re inundated with the holidays on TV, on social media, in stores and online.  But we need to remember there are other days of the year, too, including Birthdays and Anniversaries. We love celebrating happy occasions with you! That’s why our website RoadrunnerFlorist offers so many

Why Thanksgiving?

Cornucopia

Why Thanksgiving? Because my mother says it’s the holiday we seem to forget!  So, we thought we’d  take a minute to remind you about the joys of Thanksgiving! Lost somewhere after Halloween and before Christmas is Thanksgiving, a day that we set aside to be grateful for

Boss’s Day

6 sunny sunflowers

Boss’s Day! When you wake up in the morning, it will be Boss’s Day! What in the world are you going to do?  It’s such short notice! No one reminded you! They didn’t mention it on TV or on the radio. Even social media isn’t talking about

Email or Text

Happy Shana

Email or Text I love when people communicate with me through email or text.  Sometimes there are questions, or extra special items that make an order  “just right” or “unique” for the sender and recipient, and they need to talk to me about it. We have all

Think Pink

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think Pink, especially in October! As you know, October is Think Pink month, the time for awareness of breast cancer. Don’t think this is a female concern, it’s both genders who can be affected by this horrible disease. Many of our friends and family have fought AND

Generosity

wonderful red roses

Generosity In recent years, neuroscientists have discovered that feelings of generosity activate our neo-cortex, the front of the brain with our ‘higher thinking’ and more recently evolved capabilities. Therefore, feelings of being generous are done by choice. In the Torah, those with this quality are described by being

Why Shop Locally?

Why Shop Locally? I am often asked: Why Shop Locally?  Gee, the answers are as many as the stars in the sky! Supporting your local florist is as important as supporting your local grocer, bakery or mechanic. Each of us supports our local community with the dollars

It’s all the Rage!

It’s all the Rage! Have you noticed: It’s all the Rage!  It seems like “farm” or “country” or “wild” is what’s a’happin’ in design this year! What does that mean for you? Among other things, its an admission (finally) that flowers are an integral part of design

Let’s Talk Red Roses

A Dozen Red Roses

Let’s Talk Red Roses Let’s talk red roses. Roses are Roses, right?  There’s nothing like a rose! (sounds like a song, doesn’t it?) But there are colors, and meanings, and favorites! So we know when you ask for a “dozen roses” we have questions and you have

Let’s Do Plants

Save the Planet with Green and Blooming Plants

Let’s Do Plants Let’s Do Plants by The Plant Doctor! Yes, Pamela E Smith, owner of Roadrunner Florist and Michigan State University Floriculture Graduate, has been known all of her adult life as The Plant Doctor.  That means she really knows her plants!  The plants that do

Pink!

PInk!

Pink! Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude! You’d be surprised how many people call us and say PINK is her favorite color! That always makes me smile, because it’s MY favorite color, too! And it was Pamela’s mother’s favorite color. It’s a soft, romantic color

Four!

Four! I love the English language, where one word can have 3 spellings and one pronunciation, like the word Four! Fore, Four and For come to mind. These words are called Homophones. Homophones are words which have the same pronunciation, but different spellings and meanings. Here are

3 Best Rated

Pamela Smith and Tina Ashburn at Roadrunner Florist

3 Best Rated We are honored to be listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Flower Shops in Phoenix for the 3rd year in a row! They’ve been in existence for 3 years and we’ve been on the top of their list every year! What, you might

Testimonials

Happy Man

Testimonials Testimonials are what makes our world go ’round! That’s why we ask you, our loyal customers and friends, to visit Google, Yelp, our website or Faceb0ok and give us a 5-star review! Then when other people are looking for a local florist, they read what you

Newbies!

Newbies! Newbies could be babies, but not for this ol’lady! So I guess Newbies must be original floral and gift basket designs that we haven’t seen before. Or more appropriately that YOU haven’t seen before!! Each and every creation from Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express is unique,

Stay Cool with Green Plants

baby plants

Stay Cool with Green Plants We always carry a large selection of green plants in our beautiful flower shop. Why? Because we know they are great for the environment and a terrific gift. We also know they help you stay cool in the summer. Really? Yes, indeed!