Blog Posts

Blog Posts

This is the perfect place for Basket Express 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.  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!)!

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Summertime Flowers

Summertime Flowers

It’s summertime! That means things HEAT up in the desert! That means it’s time to order bright cheerful summertime flowers from Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express!

My dad teases that the temperatures cool down to the 90s at night (of course he’s right).

We find it’s easier to get out and enjoy the mornings, do our work, and plan on a siesta in the afternoon! (Oh, wouldn’t it be nice if everyone could take a siesta in the afternoon!)

People seem to want to send “bright” “cheerful” and “colorful” flowers in the summer. Who can blame them?

Here are a few examples of bright cheerful summertime flowers designed and delivered by Roadrunner Florist.

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When you order flowers from Roadrunner Florist, including bright cheerful summertime flowers, you can be assured they will be the freshest flowers available, professionally designed and hand delivered for you.

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Our flowers arrive daily from local wholesalers, and we process them immediately and place them into our coolers. We know the value of keeping our flowers fresh, and we insure they are protected from the heat at all times. They are never left at a front door or on a porch when we deliver them, and they are always designed in a vase or basket that holds water.

Because each arrangement is custom designed, as can offer unique designs such as these. This one was to commemorate 3 young men: 3 Bird of Paradise, 3 Pincushion Protea, 3 Ti Leaves and 3 King Protea.

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We often send green plants in the summer. They, too, can be bright cheerful summertime flowers. Here are a few examples of our summertime plants.

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Pamela chooses the prettiest green plants available, and then dresses them up in style with different flowers, ribbons and bows. The plants are hearty, easy to maintain and grow, and the flowers never need watering. Sending a green plant from our large selection is always a great gift idea for a baby, a birthday, a congratulations, a housewarming or an express of sympathy.

Here are some more pretty flowers we’re designing and delivering for summer.

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You can choose if you want the flowers designed in a basket or a vase.

Did I mention cookies?

We design and deliver Summertime Flowers AND gift baskets with cookies!

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When you order your fresh flowers from Roadrunner Florist or your cookie basket from Basket Express, you know you are sending the freshest flowers available and delicious cookies in a custom-designed gift basket and delivered for you.

No matter how hot it gets this summer, remember to send bright cheerful summertime flowers (and gift baskets) from Roadrunner Florist and Basket Express!

May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month

It is our honor to design flowers and gift baskets for members of the United States Military.

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We honor and respect servicemen and women across the country and around the world. 



We thank you for your service to our country.


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In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Roadrunner Florist Basket Express is pleased to offer a 10% discount on all orders placed on Tina’s new website: https://www, through the end of May.

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In Your Opinion What are the Seven Wonders of the World?

What are the Seven Wonders of the World?

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I wish I could claim credit for this post, but I can’t. I received this delicious post in an email and I could hardly wait to share it with all of you.

I don’t know who the author is, but I thank him/her for the beautiful pictures, truisms and thoughts.

I wonder about the child who came up with the amazing wonders.

Do you think your child would have come up with them?

Here are 7 additional wonders from me:

1. I find my daughter and granddaughter to be wondrous.

2. I find working with Pamela at Roadrunner Florist to be wondrous.

3. I find flowers to be wondrous.

4. I find my family to be wondrous.

5. I find animals to be wondrous.

6. I find creation to be wondrous.

7. I find you, my friends, to be wondrous.

What are your seven wonders?

Is Your Mother the BEST EVER?

Mine is. This is Goldie Smith.


She’s the BEST mother a girl could ever have. She was a professional woman before we had professional women (she ran my dad’s CPA office long before it was in vogue to do so) and kept us 3 kids out of trouble at the same time! She’s still active the Denver community. She’s proud to have 3 marvelous children, Sheldon, a prominent attorney, Gary, an ads specialty salesman, and me, your gift basket designer. She also has 3 amazing grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

When I grow up, I want to be JUST LIKE HER!


Pamela lost her mother 7 year ago. She was Rena Smith, a wonderful baker and housewife.


She helped put Pamela through Michigan State University where she studied floriculture and began her career as the amazing floral designer you know in Phoenix. I had the pleasure of knowing Rena during the final years of her life when she came to live at Chris Ridge Village, and there wasn’t a recipe she didn’t remember or a tip she wouldn’t share. May her memory be a blessing.


If your mother is living, we invite you to remember her with fresh flowers on Mother’s Day. Pamela and I will be designing, and we’ll be delivering, the freshest flowers in the Valley of the Sun, and we have a network of florists across the country with whom we work who can design and deliver for mom wherever she lives.

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Please feel free to use this blog for any thoughts about your mother that are in your heart.

Let the magic of Roadrunner Florist Basket Express convey your love for mom this year!

What’s in 2 weeks?

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We love designing flowers and gift baskets  for Mother’s Day!

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We have friends whom we have known for years and years (Pamela’s been in the floral industry for more than 45 years and at this location for 36) who contact us every year for Mother’s Day! We know the moms…they are part of our extended family.

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If mom is in Phoenix, we design and deliver the freshest floral arrangements (and unique gift baskets) .

If mom is anywhere in the world, we work with a network of florists who can design and deliver flowers for you, too.

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We know many people who have lost their mothers and this is a difficult time for you. May their memories be blessings.



Secretary’s Day (Administrative Assistant)

Wednesday, April 23, is Secretary’s Day.

Of course to be politically correct it’s called Administrative Assistant Day, but honestly I never minded being called a “secretary” and I never thought it was disrespectful, demeaning or diminishing in any way. To prove the point, we have “Secretaries” in this country:  John Kerry,  Sally Jewell,  Jack Lew and a dozen more.

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I highly doubt these “Secretaries” want to be called “Administrative Assistants”!

No matter what you call them in your office, Wednesday is the day to honor them.

We’ve designed arrangements that are perfect for the desk, from fresh flowers to snack and goodie baskets. Priced from $25 up, we deliver, too, and of course we offer quantity discounts.

Now it the time for you to contact Pamela or Tina at Roadrunner Florist Basket Express for your Secretary’s Day flowers and gift baskets!  602-246-1271

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Think you’re too late? You’re not! We offer same day delivery! And yes, your secretary will be excited to receive her gift from Roadrunner Florist Basket Express on Thursday or Friday, too!