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!

Are We Getting Ready? You Bet’cha We Are!

You bet’cha! We’re getting ready for Valentine’s Day,

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Here are flowers and gift baskets we delivered today for Birthdays.

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And anniversaries.

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And we extend our most sincere condolences to families who have lost loved ones.

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We look forward to hearing from you for Valentine’s Day and your special occasions!

Such a busy day!

We love it when we’re busy at the flower shop! WHEW, I finally have a minute to post some pictures of the amazing floral arrangments going out today. Do you have a favorite?

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And then there are Hawaiian Tropicals!

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And 2 funeral covers, one all white and one pink and white.

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And plants! We love to decorate our plants. Do you like them?

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I know what we’re doing today to make is special. We’re delivering flowers and smiles!

What are you doing today that’s making it special?

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!

Fresh and Healthy Vegies

News from the Gift Basket Extraordinaire

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Brought to you every Tuesday by Tina Ashburn, owner of Basket Express, located inside Roadrunner Florist in Phoenix, AZ.

Tina is an award-winning designer of gift baskets for all occasions. What makes our gift baskets unique? No two are alike.

You choose the theme and Tina works her gift basket magic and can also add fresh flowers!

ORDER A FRESH and HEALTHY VEGIE BASKET!

Who could argue with fresh vegies?

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Custom designed, each one unique. Fresh fruit purchased daily.

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Great for summer. Always fresh and delish!

The perfect birthday present, anniversary gift, great for a get well wish or a conveyance of sympathy.

$45 small   $65 medium   $85 large

Delivery available

www.giftbasketsbytina.com