Why are our plants different from other plants?

Hmmm, that’s a good question! So I wonder…

1. First of all, there’s Pamela. She has a degree in floriculture from Michigan State University.

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That means she learned all about soil and fertilizer and light and bugs and disease and a million useful things, which is akin to having a green thumb!

2) Pamela became known as “The Plant Doctor” when she opened her first flower shop in Oak Park, MI, following graduation from MSU in 1971.

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3) Then there’s selection. Pamela has learned which green plants will survive in the desert and which ones won’t and we don’t sell anything from the second option.

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4) The Plant Doctor says, Don’t let their feet sit in water. The #1 reason plants die, their leaves turn yellow brown or black and they fall off is TOO MUCH WATER. If the plant is heavy or the soil on the top is damp, No Water.

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5) How to water your plant? That’s easy. Water it. Drain it. Put it back in the basket or pot.

6) Treatment. I, Tina, like to tell people to treat their plants (and flowers) as they treat their children. If it’s too hot for your child, it’s too hot for your plant. Bring ’em in, people!

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7) Local. We are your local flower shop. That means you can depend on us to design and deliver the perfect plant for the occasion, whether it’s a birthday celebration, a get well, or an expression of condolence. Count on us at Roadrunner Florist Basket Express!

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Smile! :)

Can you think of a few reasons to smile right off the top of your head? I’m sure I can…

A new baby. Sure, that’s a reason to smile.

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A birthday. Sure, that’s a reason to smile.

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An anniversary. Sure, that’s a reason to smile.

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A new business contact. Sure, that’s a reason to smile.

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A new neighbor or friend. Sure, that’s another reason to smile.

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Which “smile” would you like to send to make another person smile?

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Smile #1

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Smile #2

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Smile #3

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Smile #4

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Smile #5

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Smile #6

Tell you what? You comment here and I’ll take down your name and email address. Then I’ll have a CONTEST and I’ll pick a winner, One lucky person will win a free SMILE from Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express! Good luck!

News from The Plant Doctor

Brought to you every Thursday by Pamela E Smith, owner of Roadrunner Florist in Phoenix, AZ.
Pamela has been known as the Plant Doctor since 1971 when she purchased
Esquire Flowers in Oak Park, MI.
Pamela is a Michigan State University Floriculture Graduate 1964.
Pamela opened Roadrunner Florist in Phoenix, AZ in 1979.

The Chrysanthemum

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Botanical name: Dendrathema.
Beautiful long lasting flowers, in a multitude of colors, the varieties are daisies,
cushion, flat heads, quills, spoons and buttons. All known as “mums”.
Chrysanthemums are easy to grow outside in your garden.
They’ll freeze in the winter and they don’t take temperatures above 90,
but they are pretty and bright, happy flowers.

Stop by Roadrunner Florist & Gifts
2007a W Bethany Home
Phoenix, AZ 85015
for a FREE STEM of Chrysanthemum

Flowers & Gift Baskets that Guarantee a WOW!

Coming next: Roses

Toddler Ruffles by Tina

#flowers #florist #gift baskets #childrens clothes

Do you have any idea how talented we really are? Pamela designs the most amazing floral arrangements (no argument there) and has a beautiful, well manicured garden. She plays the clarinet and several other musical instruments and loves public speaking.

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Me? You won’t find a prettier gift basket anywhere! I have a knack for selecting the perfect dog for a family. I like to sew, crochet and bake. And sing.

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Today I’m going to introduce you to another side of Tina. Here is the first of my recent toddler creations. Ruffles! Ruffles to cover their diapers. Adorable!!

I have just a few to choose from in each size (small 13-18 lbs) (medium 18-21 lbs) (large 31-34 lbs). Here are a few examples. Remember, each one is unique (aka no 2 are alike) so, if you’re interested in purchasing one, let me know right away!

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How much are they and how do you buy one? They are $10 each (including postage). Simply call me at 602-246-1271 or 888-446-1271.

The perfect gift for babies and toddlers!
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Baby Day!

baby boy basinetteToday was BABY DAY at the flower shop!

We’re across the street from Phoenix Baptist Hospital, and many new dads, new grandparents and new aunts & uncles stop by for goodies for moms and babies. We can always tell when the man’s a new dad…he’s tired and he’s excited, and he’s nervous!

We love to design for the new parents. And they love to watch Pamela work her magic while they wait, as she custom designs beautiful arrangements for them. The #1 favorite choice is a dozen red roses.

Here is a beautiful baby boy gift basket that I designed today. It’s loaded with goodies for the new baby, from a piggy bank (which I think is very important) to onesies, wash cloths and a new toy. Of course it’s all sitting inside a very large bassinet. Don’t you wish it were for you?

Babies!

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Today was BABY DAY at the flower shop!

We’re across the street from Phoenix Baptist Hospital, and many new dads, new grandparents and new aunts & uncles stop by for goodies for moms and babies. We can always tell when the man’s a new dad…he’s tired and he’s excited, and he’s nervous!

We love to design for the new parents. And they love to watch Pamela work her magic while they wait, as she custom designs beautiful arrangements for them. The #1 favorite choice is a dozen red roses.

Here is a beautiful baby boy gift basket that I designed today. It’s loaded with goodies for the new baby, from a piggy bank (which I think is very important) to onesies, wash cloths and a new toy. Of course it’s all sitting inside a very large bassinet. Don’t you wish it were for you?