Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make it a White Christmas: White Hydrangea for $10!

OK, the chances of a white Christmas in the Valley of the Sun are pretty slim, but you CAN make your own white Christmas on your dining table or fireplace mantel using our December Fresh Ten special: Three stems of white hydrangea for just $10.

 Hydrangea are extremely easy to work with and don't require a lot of "extras" to make a beautiful arrangement. We give some examples below of DIY hydrangea centerpieces for the holidays.

Idea #1: Simply place all three stems in a vase you have at home. In this example, we used a 5" cube. (We wrapped a stem of curly willow into the inside of the vase to create a "grid" to secure the hydrangea  stems first.) Voila! You have an elegant, snowy centerpiece for $10.
Idea #2: You can easily add a pop of color to your arrangement using red roses, tulips, or other red flowers. Simply insert them right into the head of the hydrangea.
Idea #3: If you want to give it more of a Christmas feel, add some Christmas greenery from your Christmas tree, or pick some up at our store when buying your Fresh Ten bunch.

Idea #4: Another way to add color to your arrangement is with ribbon. Make loops of the ribbon with wire picks.

Insert three or more of them in the hydrangea for a festive touch.

Idea #5: We love this hydrangea display. Isn't it breathtaking? Would you believe that there is NOTHING else to these centerpieces than hydrangea? There are four stems in each vase, so this would require four Fresh Ten bunches. That's only $40 for an amazing centerpiece display.
Idea #6: Finally, if you REALLY want to get creative, why not fill water glasses, cubes, small vases, or any clear container with cranberries and water, and then top it with a stem of your hydrangea and holly? Talk about festive! Your guests will be so impressed that you did this yourself.
We hope that these ideas have given you inspiration to make your own Fresh Ten arrangement this holiday season. Click here for your nearest Cactus Flower store and pick yours up today!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Find Your Inner Elf at Tinsel Training!

Our favorite time of year is here again: Tinsel Training! Join us this season for a night of learning and merriment. Choose any or all of our three workshops this year, and bring a friend!
Class details are below. Click here to register.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

SAVE THE DATE: November 18 is our Holiday Open House!

November 18, 5-8PM
Scottsdale store
10822 N Scottsdale Rd
Wine and hors d'oeuvres
Live caroling by Pinnacle High choir
Free decor demonstrations

Please R.S.V.P. to by November 11. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Biggest Fall Line Ever!

Maybe we're just so tired of the heat, but we sure are inspired this fall. Our design team has just created our largest collection of fall Cactus Flower Exclusives ever, including novel Halloween arrangements for fall birthdays and parties.

Our Spooky Centerpiece is adorned with creepy crawly spiders and spider webs to add some fright to a grownup Halloween party. Who knew flowers could be so boo-tiful?
And for Halloween birthdays or "thinking of you" days, our fall collection makes it easy to celebrate with arrangements starting at just $24.99!

Thanksgiving seems far off, but we must be craving turkey because we've released our exclusive Thanksgiving centerpieces already. Come back for more in another month or so!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's Their Turn to be Spoiled. Grandparent's Day is September 11!

They are proud. They are generous. They have just the right amount of advice to not be annoying. They are GRANDPARENTS.

This Sunday, September 11, is Grandparent's Day. It's the one day a year when they are the ones being spoiled, rather than the other way around. Hand-made cards, phone calls, and art projects from school are gifts that grandma and grandpa treasure.

Cactus Flower also has inexpensive Grandparent's Day gifts that will delight them, like flower arrangements from $25, and houseplants that will last for years to come.

Whatever you do, don't forget these very special people in your children's lives this Sunday!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

10 Gerbera Daisies for $10

What’s not to love about gerbera daisies, with their cheerful demeanor and bold colors? It’s no wonder they are a popular flower choice for birthdays, congratulations, and other joyous occasions – looking at them just makes one happy.

This September, we’re offering gerbera daisies as our Fresh Ten special: 10 gerberas for $10 (normally $25)! Easy to drop in a vase and enjoy, gerberas an instant splash of color to any room. Put them all in one vase, or scatter single stems throughout the house. Leave the stems long, or cut them off entirely and float the flower heads in a bowl of water.

Reserve your Fresh Ten wrap online today!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Not Too Early to Start Thinking About It....

Sure, it may still be 112 degrees outside, but whether you like it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Don't let the stress of the season zap the magic out of the most wonderful time of the year - let Cactus Flower handle your decor for you!

From corporate offices to neighborhood parties, Cactus Flower has the talent and product to evoke the Christmas spirit in any setting. If you have your own decor and just don't feel like climbing a ladder, we can come install your own decor for you. If you'd rather we brought our own beautiful product, we can install something completely custom. And yes, when it's all over we'll come and take it down for you.

If you or your office is hosting a party, let Cactus Flower adorn your tables and buffet with seasonal flowers. Fresh flowers are sometimes unexpected at a holiday party, but they show that you didn't miss a single detail!

For more information, contact Corrina Chavez at 480-358-5473 or

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Reasons To Buy Flowers This August

Two HUGE holidays are coming up...ok well not HUGE, but definitely worth celebrating! Show your sister how important she is on August 5th because its Sisters' Day. She is sure to love 'Citrus Kissed' or 'Brighten Your Day.'

And while your visiting don't forget that Friendship Day is August 7th. Thank a special friend (or 2 or 3) for always being there for you with a flower arrangement or gift basket. Send them the 'Amazing Daisy'or a dozen to-die-for Fairytale Brownies.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stargazer Lilies for $10

August is here which means a new Fresh Ten deal at Cactus Flower. This month enjoy a wrap of Stargazer Lilies for just $10! Perfect as a housewarming or "just because" gift, this Fresh Ten deal makes a large impact for little cost.

The stargazer lily is known for its striking beauty and heavenly scent and is named the "stargazer" because of the way the blooms point up. The name itself exemplifies high hopes, optimism and limitless possibilities. Pink stargazer lilies symbolize romance, wealth and prosperity. White symbolize purity and is often used to convey sympathy. Beacause of the array of meanings, stargazer lilies are popular for many occasions.

Stargazer lilies can last a long time if cut. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to arrange these beautiful flowers on your own. Reserve yours online or stop in any of our retail locations to pick up your wrap of stargazer lilies for $10.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

We're proud to announce that our own Hilary Torfin took 3rd place in the "Designer of the Year" competition at the Arizona State Florist Association expo this past Sunday! Contestants brought in their own bridal piece to be judged, and they also had a live "surprise package" competition in which they were given a bucket of the same flowers and tools to create a bridal bouquet in 30 minutes.
Hilary also received her certification as an Arizona Master Florist. She has taken courses for months to earn this high level of achievement.

Hilary works in our Chandler store, and has often shared her talent in our Fresh Ten Films. Congratulations, Hilary!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Hour Friday!

It's finally Friday! That means Happy Hour from 1-6pm at all store locations. Receive 50% of all cut fresh flowers! Bring Happy Hour home tonight when you make this delicious cocktail created by Stingray Sushi. It calls for roses...can you tell why we love it?

Rasberries and Roses

1 Lime wedge, cut into thirds
3 rose petals
1 oz. Monin Rose Syrup
2 oz. Bacardi Razz
2 oz. Moet and Chandon Champagne Brut

Muddle the first three ingredients then add Bacardi Razz and ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Add champagne and remix. Garnish with roses and rasberries.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kids Ice Cream Social

Looking for something fun for the kids to do before they go back to school? It's National Ice Cream Month so we're celebrating with an ice cream social! Kids will make ice cream sundaes using their favorite color carnations that they can take home. After they're finished they can enjoy the real thing because we will be providing ice cream.

We will be holding the ice cream social at our Glendale store on July 27th and at our Scottsdale Store on July 28th at 2pm.!

Cost: $10 per child

All ages welcome!

Register online today!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

12 Roses for $10!

We have a hot deal to match this sizzling summer weather! As a part of July's Fresh Ten offer, enjoy 12 red or multi-colored roses for just $10.

The deal doesn't end there! Enjoy 12 red or multi-colored rose arrangments for $45. Add a dozen more and get the arrangement for $65.

Get some creative ideas on how to arrange roses by watching the video below.

Friday, June 17, 2011

10 Sunflowers for $10!

We're halfway through June, so there's only a couple of weeks left to enjoy 10 sunflowers for $10 as this month's Fresh Ten offer.

What better way to celebrate a summer occasion than with a sunny bouquet of sunflowers? And 10 stems of this extra-large flower goes a long way, whether you keep all the stems together or spread them throughout the house.

Watch our very own Leonard demonstrate how best to enjoy 10 stems of sunflowers in your home. He'll show you how to set the scene for a fantastic summer celebration!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

It's Time to Celebrate your Office Hero

Every office has one. You know, that person who knows where the extra staples are. Or the person who sets your Out of Office Assistant for you when you're on the road and you forgot. The office wouldn't function without them - or at least, it wouldn't function as smoothly.

These people probably aren't thanked enough for what they do throughout the year...but next week is their week to shine!

April 25-29 is Administrative Assistants Week - or as it is traditionally called, Secretaries Week. Cactus Flower has gifts from $15 that will make them feel appreciated and will add beauty to their desk all week long!

Friday, April 1, 2011

20 Sweet Peas for Just $10!

Well deserving of its endearing name, sweet peas are delicate and feminine, and mean "shyness" in the language of flowers. They are the perfect celebration of spring and make an elegant Passover or Easter centerpiece. That’s why we choose to offer 20 sweet peas for just $10 as our April Fresh Ten special!

Find a store near you to pick up your Fresh Ten bunch today.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OMGodess! 10 Stems of Iris for $10

Bring home this month's Fresh Ten special - 10 iris for $10 - and bring home a piece of Greek mythology.

That's right, Iris was the Greek goddess who brought messages from heaved down to earth using the arc of the rainbow. Her connection to heaven even inspired med to plant irises over the graves of women to guide the dead in their journey.

Irises are also the symbol of royalty in several countries, including France, Egypt and Japan. (Just look closely at the Fleur-de-Lis; it's an iris!) Their beauty even inspired the works of the great Vincent Van Gogh.

Stop by any Cactus Flower for your iris bunch: a flower fit for a king, a goddess, and YOU!