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!)!

Passover and Easter

Easter Bunny Basket

Passover and Easter share a weekend this year for the first time in, gee, forever! There is little doubt that the holiday are intertwined in beliefs, but seldom in dates.  This year both are celebrated at the end of March and beginning of April. Easter if April

International Women’s Day (IWD)

Purple Circle

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a worldwide celebration of social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women that takes place annually on March 8. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress which spotlights gender parity. IWD is not a new holiday – in fact, it was first observed in the

This is the Week!

This is the Week! Valentine’s Day is upon us, and our delivery queue is filling up fast! Sure, Valentine’s Day isn’t until February 14, which seems an eternity away, but our busy little beavers (that’s Tina and Pamela) are hard at work preparing flowers at our beautiful

Second Best

cube full of Roses

SECOND BEST! I thought I’d take a minute to tell you about our Second Best selling floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day 2018. Second Best? You bet’cha!  There’s always a first and a second, and this one comes in #2. Here is it: Cube Full of Roses Valentine’s

December 18

December 18

December 18 December 18 is our busiest day of the year! Well, maybe second busiest, behind Valentine’s Day! It’s the day YOU remember to order flowers, centerpieces and gift baskets for family and friends. It’s not too late to ship across the country (if you hurry and

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

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

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

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