Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cactus Flower on Good Morning AZ!

Check out our own Tonia Miller on Good Morning AZ on December 10, 2008. She demonstrated how to make a holiday centerpiece and talked about our final Tinsel Training class, held on 12/11. Click here to launch the segment.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Customers Learn Holiday Decorating Tricks of the Trade

How many ornaments does your tree need per foot? How can you use those big vases in your garage to make a statement on your holiday table? How do you make a perfect bow? These were some of the topics covered in our last two Tinsel Training classes, held at our Bell Rd location. Customers joined us for hands-on training on decorating the tree, mantel, and holiday table, as well as how to spruce up and display wreaths and garlands. Designers Leonard Chavez and Christine Price not only taught basic design principles, but industry secrets on pulling off the designer look in your home this holiday season.

We laughed, shared stories, and enjoyed a great discount on holiday decor items in the store.

Don't miss our last two Tinsel Training classes of the season:

Thursday, 12/4, 6-7PM
Holiday Entertaining and the Holiday Table
Cost: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door


Thursday, 12/11, 10-11AM
"Make It and Take It" Centerpiece Making
Cost: $75 pre-registration only
REGISTER NOW




Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Learn to Decorate Like a Pro this Christmas!


Before you bring out the boxes of lights and garland this holiday, come to Tinsel Training for designer tips that will make your home look professionally decorated this season.

This year, we’re offering four Tinsel Training classes with different topics and instructors:

Thursday, Nov. 6, 10AM – Wreaths, Garlands and Bows
Thursday, Nov.13, 10AM – Trimming the Tree and Mantle
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6PM – Holiday Entertaining and the Holiday Table
Thursday, Dec. 11, 10AM – “Make It and Take It” Centerpiece Making

Location:
Cactus Flower
7077 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

The first three classes are $20 per person with prepayment, or $25 at the door. The final class is $75 and requires prepayment. Registration is available online, or over the phone at 480-483-9200 ext. 202.

You’ll also enjoy a private sale of 35% off EVERYTHING in the store the day of the class. Register today!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's Boss's Week!

Do you have a great boss? Show your appreciation (and win some brownie points!) with a small floral gift from Cactus Flower. National Boss's Day is this Thursday, October 16, but you can celebrate any day this week and you'll be the office hero.

For Phoenix area delivery, check out our exclusive arrangements created by Cactus Flower designers. If you're anywhere else in the country, click here for our nationwide selection of Boss's Day gifts.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cactus Flower Celebrates 35 Years!


Since 1972, Cactus Flower has been serving the metro Phoenix area with the most beautiful floral design and matchless service. From a single store on Scottsdale road to six locations and over 100 employees, Cactus Flower has bloomed into Arizona’s leading florist.

We started as a family-owned and operated business, including Brother and Sister Eric and Kristina who grew up watering the plants and running deliveries. Today, Eric and Kristina run the daily operations of Cactus Flower. The business has always been a family affair, and Cactus Flower considers its employees and customers as an extension of that family.

Thank you – from our family to yours – for your continued support over the last 35 years. You have helped us grow to be one of FTD and Teleflora’s Top 10 florists in North America, and an industry leader that sets us apart from the rest. Most importantly, you have given us the pleasure of being part of your life and it’s most important occasions: from births to funerals, weddings to anniversaries, and every holiday in between. We are honored that you have given us your trust in expressing your thoughts and feelings through the beauty of flowers.

Check out Cactus Flower's Life in Pictures>>
Cactus Flower Timeline>>

Friday, August 8, 2008

Find Us on Facebook!

Cactus Flower is now on Facebook! If you have a Facebook profile, please become one of our "fans" on our Facebook page. It will be a great way to stay connected, share ideas, and give you the inside scoop on what's happening at Cactus Flower!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Customers Choose New Products for Website, While New Moms Enjoy Free Flowers!

A special thanks goes out to over 400 of our customers who voted in our new baby survey! Thanks to your help, we now have 18 new products to offer on CactusFlower.com for welcoming new babies. The most popular arrangement was designed by Tonia Miller from our Bell Rd location. Tonia Miller serves as design manager, inspiring the team with cutting edge floral d├ęcor. Tonia’s early training and inspiration came from working with her father, a well-known floral design consultant. We have named her arrangement "Sweet Beginnings", and it is now available on CactusFlower.com for $50.


After each of the arrangements were photographed for the survey, we delivered them to Scottsdale Healthcare Shea’s Family Birthing Center for the new moms to enjoy.

“Our designers had created these beautiful new baby arrangements for the contest. After they were photographed, we felt they should go right to the target audience: New moms,” says Eric Luoma, president of Cactus Flower. Luoma continues, “Every family deserves flowers during this special time in their lives.”
To view the entire new baby collection, found exclusively at Cactus Flower Florists, click here.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

CactusFlower.com is Better than Ever!

We've just launched a brand new CactusFlower.com, with more products and features than ever before. We hope you find the site easier to navigate, browse and check out. Here are a few things you'll find on the new site:

PayPal Payment Option
Do you have a PayPal account? You’ll be happy to know that CactusFlower.com is now a PayPal merchant. Simply choose the PayPal Express Checkout option in the shopping cart, and you’ll be redirected to your PayPal login for account verification. After you’ve verified your account, you’ll be sent back to CactusFlower.com to complete your transaction.Don’t have a PayPal account? PayPal is a fast, safe, alternative payment method for online transactions. Setting up an account takes only moments. Learn more here

LiveChat
Need some advice on an appropriate gift for the occasion? Do you have questions regarding an order? Now with the click of a mouse, you can chat live with a customer care representative. Just look for the “Need Help?” icon on the top left-hand corner of each page.

Account Info
Technology changes are great, but they usually require a bit of labor. Please help us by creating a NEW ACCOUNT using your existing account log in information (email address and password). Unfortunately your old account information won’t be accessible, so please take the time to enter your billing information, address book, etc. If you need information regarding past orders, please call our customer care team at 480-483-9200. GO TO ACCOUNT NOW>>

What do you think?
Click here and tell us what you think of our new site. You could win a $75 Cactus Flower gift card just for participating! GO NOW>>


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June is National Rose Month

For more than 30 years, the United States has been celebrating National Rose Month each June. Roses have a long and colorful history. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war, and politics.

June is a perfect time to celebrate the rose because the rose crops are most abundant. At Cactus Flower we've been working closely with our growers to secure great pricing on roses and we are passing those savings onto you with several local Rose Specials detailed below:

Fresh Ten - June
Visit any Cactus Flower location and grab a dozen roses from the cooler for just $10! Colors may vary by store. Fresh Ten pricing does not apply to arranged or delivered roses.

Local Delivery Specials
Our Cactus Flower Deisgners have created three exclusive rose arrangements at unbelievable prices we can only offer once a year. Take advantage of the savings this month and send someone roses today, just because.....it's affordable!

Happy Hour Rose Event
Join us for a special Happy Hour event on
Friday, June 6, at ALL of our Valley locations. Learn fun ways to arrange roses, how to care for roses, and even some fun facts such as rose color meanings. Stop in any time between 2PM-close. SIGN UP NOW
















































Friday, April 25, 2008

Celebrate the Most Special Women in our Lives...Moms!



Mother's Day is only two weeks away. Whether you're celebrating your own mom, the mother of your children or any great mom in your life, Cactus Flower is your resource for beautiful Mother's Day flowers.


For local moms, choose from a collection of exclusive Cactus Flower arrangements created by our award-winning designers. These can't be found anywhere else, and she'll know just how thoughtful you are when she sees the purple van pull up with a gorgeous arrangement just for her. Our feature Mother's Day arrangement is Pour Some Sunshine, a colorful Crate & Barrel pitcher overflowering with 15 cheery sunflowers.


If your mom is across the country and you'd like to let her know you're thinking of her on this special day, we can still take care of it! Cactus Flower works with thousands of florists to deliver Mother's Day flowers nationwide. Call, visit our store our order online for our entire selection of Mother's Day arrangements.
Most importantly, don't let May 11 pass you by without telling that special mother in your life how much she means to you - whether it's with flowers, brunch, or a quick phone call.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fridays Just Became Happier!

Cactus Flower is pleased to announce a NEW Happy Hour schedule: Noon-close in every Cactus Flower location! Now you can enjoy 50% OFF all loose cut flowers from our cooler (excluding Fresh Ten flowers) during your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or any time in between. Find a Cactus Flower location near you, and pop in next Friday for 50% OFF loose cut flowers from Noon-close. Closing hours vary by location, so please click here for store location details.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Introducing Fresh Ten - Fresh Flowers for $10

Cactus Flower is pleased to announce a new program that will make the luxury of fresh flowers a little more affordable: Cactus Flower Fresh Ten. Every month, Cactus Flower stores will feature a wrapped bunch of a specific flower for $10. The flowers will change by month, but the $10 price stays the same. Just come in to any Cactus Flower location, grab a bunch and go.

Our Fresh Ten feature for March is tulips. Originally from Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century. It's said that the tulip's velvety black center represents a lover's heart, darkened by the heat of passion. With the power to rival roses in their red variety and the sweet charm to express simple joy when yellow, it's no wonder that a tulip bouquet represents elegance and grace. Come in to a Cactus Flower location today for your $10 bunch of tulips to grace your table!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Hour Every Friday!

Cactus Flower makes the luxury of fresh flowers in your home more affordable every Friday from noon - close. Each Friday during Happy Hour, you can come in and select fresh cut flowers out of our cooler and enjoy 50% off! With these prices, you can afford to enjoy gorgeous flowers on your dining room table on a weekly basis.

If you're not sure of what to do with fresh cut flowers when you get home, join us at a company-wide Happy Hour event on March 14 and learn design tips from a Cactus Flower designer! Each Cactus Flower store will have a designer on hand to work with you one-on-one, helping you choose colors and textures that suit your home and to then show you how to arrange your flowers like a pro. Bring your own container, or take advantage of 20% off all vases in the store.

Click here for store hours and to find the location nearest you. See you on Friday, March 14!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Best of CitySearch 2007 - Thank you, Phoenix!

Cactus Flower has been named CitySearch's "Best Florists" for 2007, after taking home the title in 2006. Five of our Cactus Flower Locations were rated in the top ten Phoenix florists. We just wanted to give a big "thank you" to all of our customers who voted for us, and for the loyal support you've given us over the last 35 years. Thanks for making Cactus Flower Phoenix's #1 floral gift provider!