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!)!

Custom Design It For Us!

Custom Design It For Us! A lady called me from a company up the street.  They had lost their founder and she wanted to order a very special funeral spray with a custom design. She told me she spent quite a bit of time on Google and

Easter 2024

Easter Bunny Basket

Easter 2024 … yes, it’s this weekend!  The first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring! It’s not too late to order Easter Flowers and Easter Baskets from Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express! Check out our website or call 602-246-1271.  We’ll

Yes, We Deliver!

Flower Delivery Phoenix

Yes, We Deliver! Our favorite expression: Yes, We Deliver! If you only knew how many times people ask us if we deliver! Well, yes we do, in the greater Phoenix area including Glendale, parts of Peoria, southern Scottsdale, and Tempe. We call first to  confirm that someone

Wildflowers, Our Best Seller!

Wildflowers!! Our Best Seller! We never doubted that Wildflowers would be our best seller of the season!  After all, everyone loves the idea of sending and receiving flowers! These are  the freshest and prettiest of the day, custom designed by Pamela E Smith, Michigan State University Floriculture

Why do we have Happy Customers?

Why do we have happy customers? I devote a lot of time sending reminders of the virtues of a real local flower shop. I use email, Facebook and I use the old-fashioned s-mail. I know how important it is that you understand the difference between a real

Can’t be home for Thanksgiving? SEND FLOWERS!

Can’t be home for Thanksgiving? SEND FLOWERS! We know what it’s like to not be able to be home for Thanksgiving. It’s affecting every one of us.  The CDC has put restrictions on us that make travel next to impossible this year. But we know we want

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, June 21.   Celebrating dad this year is a fun, festive day! Some of us BBQ, some of us go fishing. Some of us spend the day inside with dear-old-dad and some of us can’t see him and visit from a-far. Let us help

Dear Dad….

Dear Dad… It’s Mother’s Day and Mom has been staying at home with the kids… All day, every day THINK BIG for Mother’s Day this year! Shop LOCAL! Place your order ON LINE.   We are practicing Social Distancing Delivery in the greater Phoenix area. We

Healthy and Happy

Are you staying healthy? And if you are, what are you doing to stay happy, too? We’ve noticed people are having a difficult time being “nice” with the Corona Virus on their minds, to say nothing about hoarding toilet paper and paper towels. But health is much

Three Best Rated in Phoenix

For the fourth year in a row, Roadrunner Florist has been named one of the Three Best Rated Flower Shops in Phoenix! While other shops have come and gone, we continue to receive this high ranking for as long as this guide has been in place. Expert

Named for You

Marcia's Florals

Would you like to have one of our beautiful designs named for you? We’re always happy to do that! It’s a great way to honor our customers and show the Internet world how special you are! One of our best sellers is Marcia’s Florals.  We call this Marcia’s

Thank You!

Thank You! My mother always said it’s never too late to say Thank You! It’s a new decade, and we at Roadrunner Florist and Basket Express would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and friends for another wonderful year! We appreciate your trusting us

I LOVE a Cornucopia


I LOVE a Cornucopia! A Cornucopia, you say? What is that? It’s a symbol of plenty! Called the “Horn of Plenty”, it is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with flowers and colors of the season! It’s STUNNING on a Thanksgiving

The Gift of a Life Plant

peace lily plant

GIVE THE GIFT OF A LIVE PLANT TO SOMEONE WHO IS UNDER THE WEATHER   When someone you care about is in the hospital, and you want to send something to brighten their day, a live plant can do wonders to put a smile on their face. Incredibly,

What is exciting about Autumn?

What is exciting about autumn? We look forward to autumn and the changing colors of the leaves on the trees, cooler temperatures outside, and tasty warm drinks like hot cocoa and pumpkin lattes.  We’re excited when the colors in our cooler changes from pinks and lavenders to

People … People Who Love People …

People… People are our best customers!  We love people! We’re so fortunate that our neighbors and friends stop by to pick up flowers!  Google disagrees (something about their not being able to count pictures) but we know for a fact that a PICTURE is worth a THOUSAND

A Little Bit Country…

Did you know Dean Martin recorded “A Little Bit Country” in 1971? But it was probably Donny and Marie Osmond who made it famous on their TV show in 1977. Do you remember it? I’m a little bit country And I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll

Let Pamela Choose

Let Pamela Choose

On our website, Roadrunner Florist, you’ll find a selection called “Let Pamela Choose” and a great picture of Pamela! From here, if you should desire, you can order fresh flowers of HER choice, that we describe as follows: “Similar to the style and flowers that she’s holding,

Out of the Box

Art Deco

Today I thought it would be fun to share some Mother’s Day arrangements that are “out of the box”! They’re perfect for the special mom who loves flowers and who would like them a bit “different” than the ones you see all over the ‘net. Art Deco

A Tina Dozen

A Tina Dozen is 11 red roses!     Honest!  I simply can’t find the perfect place to put the 12th rose! That’s one of the reasons we’re fortunate to have Pamela E Smith, Michigan State University Floriculture Graduate here at Roadrunner Florist  to create your arrangement!

What to Send

Lotsa Spring Flowers

What to Send When She Says “Don’t Get Me Anything!” Does mom say that? Or your wife or your grandma? Do they really want NOTHING for Mother’s Day? We doubt it! Remember mom with our best selling Lotsa Spring floral arrangement, custom designed by Pamela E Smith,

Easter 2019

Going Round and Round

In case you haven’t noticed, Easter 2019 is very late this  year. Sure, it’s still the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring! This year that’s Sunday, April 21. We celebrate Easter in different ways.  Some people go to church, then

Why You Send Flowers to a Funeral

Sending Flowers as the Final Tribute … Why You Should Send Flowers to a Funeral. Imagine walking in a funeral home or church. You are there to pay your last respects to a friend, colleague or even family member. As you enter, folks are sitting there, quietly