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,

Mother’s Day Specials

Pamela Smith and Tina Ashburn at Roadrunner Florist

Mother’s Day Specials Mother’s Day Specials.  We don’t usually tell you about the specials you’ll find on our website because we know you’ve already visited it. But today is different because this is Mother’s Day Week and we’re filling your orders as quickly and professionally as possible.

Hullabaloo

Pamela

Hullabaloo There’s been a lot of hullabaloo about thinking “Outside the Box” these days.  There’s clamor and commotion and loss of stock value, all of which has lead me to think it’s imperative that we tell you more about Pamela and Tina, the flower shop girls who own

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

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

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,

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