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!


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?



And then there are Hawaiian Tropicals!


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


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



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?

Halloween is just a week away!

#flowers #florist #giftbaskets #Halloween

Have you thought about sending a Halloween gift to your family, your husband or wife, favorite customers, clients, doctors, accountants, lawyers or co-workers?

Let Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express help you! 


No tricks here!! Tina designs (and we deliver) a pumpkin full of Halloween goodies! Perfect for the office party. Our price: $34.95  (extra large $44.95)


Do you want to brighten up the office? Maybe put this on the reception desk. Bring a little Halloween you into your home. Let Pamela design Halloween flowers just for you.  Our price: $34.95  (extra full $44.95)


Looking for the gift that keeps on giving? That’s a green plant, of course! Pamela has a green thumb. Therefore our plants are amazing! You can’t go wrong with a plant from Roadrunner Florist! Our price: $44.95

5 years ago this week, Pamela was given 6 months to live after her heart attack and 5-way bypass. Feel free to call her and wish her a “Happy Birthday” between now and the end of the month. 602-246-1271   I know she’ll be happy to hear from you! (or you can email her at flowerdoc3@aol.com).

FREE DELIVERY! Order your Halloween treats, flowers or plant and receive FREE DELIVERY in Metro Phoenix! Mention WP for this special discount! Offer expires 10-29-13.


peace lilyThings are always hopping at the flower shop! Yesterday we had the pleasure to meet Dov, yes Dov, who came in to purchase a plant to thank Saba’s Mediterranean Cuisine where they are holding a fundraiser for his daughter Dahlia on Sunday. http://dahliashapiracarefund.org/
Thanks, Dov, for spending some time with us, for the information and education, for being out-spoken and honest, and for giving of your time and energy to this blog.