Sunday, December 2, 2007

Customers Learn How to Decorate Like a Pro at Tinsel Training

Cactus Flower held it's first Tinsel Training classes this season, and it will surely become an annual event due to its success. Three classes were held at our Bell Road location, and over 70 customers attended totally. Cynthia Wheeler, Director of Sales for The Studio at Cactus Flower, instructed the classes and shared her expertise on how to decorate your home like a professional during the holidays. Cynthia shared industry secrets on how to make your tree look lush using ribbon, grouped ornaments and even fresh flowers. Attendees enjoyed a 50% off coupon to apply their new learnings with some fresh holiday decor and home accets from Cactus Flower. We hope to see you next year at Tinsel Training!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Cactus Flower Designers Take Home State Fair Ribbons

The 2007 Arizona State Fair was held last month, and as many of you know the State Fair hosts several competitions in various subjects. Ten designers from Cactus Flower entered the floral design competition, judged by the Arizona Federation of Garden Clubs. We are proud to announce our winning designers in their respective categories:

"Up, Up & Away" category
2nd place – Christine Price

"Food For Thought" category
1st place – Tonia Miller
2nd place – Theresa Jaramillo
3rd place – Anna Starkey

"Whirl A Gig" category
1st place – Josie Reed
2nd place – Toshiko Sasaki

Designers Choice Overall – the highest award given to the design with the highest point total from all three categories
Tonia Miller for her "Food For Thought" entry

Look for the extraordinary Cactus Flower talent at next year's State Fair!

Vote for Cactus Flower!

Cactus Flower has been nominated for Best of CitySearch, Best Florist 2007! We are honored to be nominated and are so grateful for our loyal customers that have made Cactus Flower a success for 35 years. Cactus Flower was voted Best Florist in 2006, and is now in the running to win again. Show your support for Cactus Flower by clicking here and voting for your favorite Phoenix florist, Cactus Flower Florists!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Artful Elegance - Was $155, Now $100!

Do you have an anniversary coming up? A birthday for a unique individual? Here is a promotion you won't want to miss on a Cactus Flower Exclusive arrangement: This striking gift is specially priced at $100 (originally $155) for a limited time. Five long-lasting, large white calla lilies are artfully arranged within the bowl. The bowl stands 16" tall and makes for a dramatic presentation. The retail value of the bowl itself is $90, and will treasured as a lifetime keepsake. This product is exclusive to Cactus Flower and can only be delivered within the Phoenix metro area. For more details, click here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, about 178,480 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The mission of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to increase knowledge of breast cancer issues, particularly regarding early detection.

Cactus Flower is pleased to announce a partnership with Making Strides against Breast Cancer, a national walk that supports the American Cancer Society¹s research and support programs for breast cancer patients and their families. For the month of October, Cactus Flower will donate 20% of the sales of the Tribute to Toshiko arrangement to Making Strides against Breast Cancer.

About the Tribute to Toshiko arrangement: Toshiko Sasaki has been a designer at Cactus Flower¹s north Scottsdale location for 6 ½ years. In March of this year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. While she was receiving treatment, Toshiko inspired us by her positive attitude and her dedication to her job as a floral designer. Toshiko says she continued working through treatment because she loves the work and especially loves the people. Toshiko¹s warm smile has never left her face because she has peace in her heart despite her diagnosis. On September 25th, we celebrated her birthday AND her last chemo treatment. This arrangement was designed by design manager Tonia Miller in honor of Toshiko.

To learn more about the Making Strides against Breast Cancer event in Phoenix on 11/17, click here.

For information and resources on breast cancer, click here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Welcome to the Cactus Flower Blog!

We're happy to now be part of the blogging community. Visit our blog regularly for store announcements, promotional info and gift-giving tips.

As far as the latest news, we are pleased to announce Sandra Garland as the winner of our fall survey drawing! Sandra and 750 other customers participated in an online survey where we asked for opinions on 12 Cactus Flower Exclusive fall arrangements. We gathered the votes and will be putting the top 6 arrangements on in the next week. Sandra walks away with the #1 winning arrangement, designed by Master Florist Josie at our Glendale location. Click here to see the Cactus Flower Exclusives assortment, available for local delivery only.