Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August Specials and Back to School!

Yes, it's only August, but for most kids, school starts back this week! It's always hard to get back into a rhythm after the fun, lazy days of summer. So if you have a friend or family member who could use a little Welcome Back pick-me-up, we have just the perfect thing! Click here.

And if you live in the Phoenix area, don't miss our August Fresh Ten: 10 Sunflowers for $10!

The sunflower is native to North America and was later brought to Europe. By the late 1800's, Russia had over 2 million acres of sunflowers mainly for oil production and consumption.  These beauties radiate happiness and we could all use a little more of that, don't you think?

In honor of National Friendship Day on August 7th, we're offering Free Delivery for a limited time. Simply enter code FRIEND at checkout!
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Beautiful Way to Clean Your Air

Summer is here which means soon we'll be feeling cooped up in air-conditioned homes, offices, and automobiles. Not only can we get stir-crazy, but our indoor environments can seem stuffy after not having the windows open for four months.

Did you know that there is a beautiful and inexpensive way to rid toxins from your indoor air? The answer is simple and beautiful: Green Plants!

Plants not only add oxygen to the air, but help filter out toxins that can be found in your home or office. Some of the top purifying and easy to grow houseplants are:

Peace Lily
Spider Plant
Bamboo Palm
English Ivy

With new shipments arriving weekly, stop by one of our stores to see what we have in stock. These also make a thoughtful, healthful gift no matter the season. Take a peek at we offer here.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Prom Trends 2016

It's a busy time of year in the flower world. . .coming off the tails of Valentine's Day, we see Easter, Administrative Professional's Day (April 27th) and then the floral holiday to end all others, Mother's Day on May 8th.  From now until then, we're also seeing a bevy of brides tying the knot before it simply gets too hot. . . and every single weekend from now until the first weekend in May, IT'S PROM SEASON!!!

Colors for prom fashions this year run the gamut--nice neutrals, soft peaches and aquas as well as bright and bold turquoise and melon shades. Blue looks to be this year's color--royal blue, navy, turquoise and aqua are all popular. Another trend is neutral--champagne, taupe, silver or gold. Of course, tried and true black and white never go out of style--this season's white is not a bright pure hue but more of a romantic ivory shade.  The hot style is the two-piece dress, which has a cute little sleeveless top paired with a long, layered, flowing matching skirt.  Sequins and lace are being seen everywhere on the new prom styles for 2016.  

If your teenager is a guy, there are prom trends for him, as well.  Straightforward black is--as always--very popular, with a traditional white shirt, black bow tie, black suit.  Of course, if he and his date would like to 'co-ordinate' (new buzzword that replaces the dreaded 'matchy-matchy') his tie and cumberbund can be chosen in a color that goes with his date's dress. However, if black is boring to your teen, formal suits are showing up in greys, silvers and whites, with looser styling and a bit of sheen to the fabric.

No matter what your teens wear to prom, Cactus Flower Florists can help co-ordinate the look with pretty, petite wrist corsages and single rose boutonniers all the wayto wild, blinged-out designs and everything in between. Check out our on trend prom collection!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day Fun Facts

 1. The number of roses produced for Valentine's Day 2015 totalled 257 million stems! 

2. Those little conversation heart candies that kids love so much have a shelf life of five years. Wow.

3. Worldwide, one billion greeting cards were purchased last Valentine's Day.  (This card holiday is second only to Christmas, with about 2.6 billion sent world-wide each year.)

4. The first boxes of chocolate specifically created for Valentine's Day were by Cadbury Chocolates in 1868.  Yes, the same Cadbury who now is famous for their chocolate eggs at Easter!

5. Almost 25% of Americans buy fresh flowers for Valentine's Day.  Of those, 63% send roses and the remaining 37% send either mixed arrangements or plants.

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6. And the best fact of all?  Cactus Flower Florists has five locations to serve you for all your Valentine's Day floral needs.  Don't forget your sweetheart on Valentine's day! Our 5 locations are open on Sunday, February 14th, 9am-4pm.