Thursday, May 4, 2017

What's New for Mother's Day 2017

*Exciting things are going on at Cactus Flower this season!  We're seeing fantastic flowers in colors that range from soft pastels to bold bright hues and everything in between.  If Mom loves tulips, be sure to get in on the end of the season flowers....they are usually gone by mid May and we won't see them again until late November.  Lilacs and peonies, which have a very limited availability of perhaps 2 or 3 weeks out of the year, are now being offered by some of our growers.  And roses, roses and more roses...they are absolutely gorgeous this time of year in shades of white, soft pink, bold oranges, bright yellows, romantic red and many unusual colors in between!

* Check out our new local Mother's Day offerings...Happy Mom is chock full of bold gerbera daisies, Exotic Mom is an elegant and unusual tropical display, Superhero is a mix of wonderful colors and textures.  No matter what type of mom you've got, we've certainly got a bouquet to match.

*Lucky bamboo! While we receive requests for bamboo year-round, it's available in good quantities now.  Traditionally sold in groupings of three, which is thought to bring happiness, long life and wealth to the recipient.  It is also a common gift for housewarmings!

*Beer and wine are now available for pick up or delivery out of our Scottsdale location!  That's right, you can now request beer or wine added to your order. . . flowers AND wine?  You'll certainly be mom's favorite this year!   Craft beers are locally brewed  at Papago or Huss Breweries, with quirky names such as 'Scottsdale Blonde' or 'Magic in the Ivy'.  The wines offered take the adventurous drinker to all points of Arizona.  Several Javelina Leap wines from red rock country Sedona are available, as is a fantastic wine from Caduceus Cellers in the 'ghost town' Jerome.  Dos Cabezas winery is based in Sonoita, located in far southern Arizona, and Willcox's Sand Reckoner winery is located in the southeastern area of the state. Try one or try them all!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

What To Say on Mother's Day

With the range of floral gifts available at Cactus Flower, finding the perfect gift for mom is easy.  The hard part comes when you get to the card message.  How is it possible to say just what mom means to you in 30 words or less?

To assist, we've selected some of the sweetest and funniest card messages we've seen over the years for your Mother's Day gift:

*  May all the love you give to others come back to you on this special day.

*  It takes a strong person to make a strong person.

*  For all you do and all you are, we love you.

*  Thanks for giving me the best things in life: Your time, your care, and your love.

*  Because of you, I am me.

*  Life doesn't come with a manual.  It comes with a mother.

*  Always my mother, forever my friend.

*  Mom, I know it’s hard for you on Mother’s hide the fact that I’m your favorite :-)

*  God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
~ Jewish proverb

*  I want to thank you, Mother, for your patience-your encouragement-your strength-your generosity-your unswerving love and for those six little words that helped me through so many trying times-“Because I said so, that’s why."

*  A good mother lets her kids lick the beaters.  A great mother turns off the mixer first.

*  Thank you for giving me life.  And for not taking it back during my teenage years...

*  Silence is golden.  Unless you have kids.  Then silence is suspicious.