Phoenix florists are proud to call this hot, hot city home.
Founded in 1868, Phoenix is the capital and largest city in the state of Arizona. Known for its hot climate, it’s not unusual for the temperature in Phoenix to reach as high 120°F (48.9°C) on a summer day. What was once a town of 240 people, Phoenix has experienced phenomenal growth over the last century and is now a city with a population of over 1.5 million.
Phoenix fosters a love of the arts which is evident by the amount of theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city and its surrounding areas. There are also a number of dining options with fare from all over the world. Several new restaurants serving a variety of foods such as Korean, French and Brazilian have been popping up in recent years. Due to its proximity to Mexico and the number of Hispanics who call Phoenix home, Mexican food is still the most popular, and one will find more restaurants serving this cuisine than any other.
Unfortunately Phoenix was one of cities hardest hit by the sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2008, which has negatively impacted several businesses in the area. When the economy takes a turn for the worse, restaurants, theaters and galleries take a hit since visiting these is not seen as a necessity. Another sector that has suffered a significant drop in profits is that of the Phoenix flower industry. Phoenix flower shops have been struggling to stay afloat since the crisis hit as Phoenix flower lovers now see them as a luxury item. Too many people are experiencing difficulty putting food on the table much less fresh flowers. While many are still buying flowers in Phoenix, the majority of those that do are purchasing them from their local supermarket's floral department as opposed to a Phoenix flower shop. Supermarket and convenience stores who sell flowers seem to have created the biggest hurdle for florists in Phoenix and the rest of the United States.
While some Phoenix florists have changed their businesses to catering to weddings and events only, others have started to focus on different ways to draw people in to their Phoenix flower shops. This is requiring the use of some unique and creative marketing on behalf of Phoenix florists. Several have beefed up their web presence through their own websites as well as social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, while others have aligned themselves with area funeral homes. Several Phoenix flower shops have gotten rid of the balloons and tacky plastic novelty items they used to carry to reduce costs, and others have established relationships with bridal shops and even DJ's who serve the wedding industry. As many Phoenix florists will tell you, it’s all about networking. One Phoenix florist has started a youth focused campaign to market their flowers to high school students for their upcoming proms and even offers "first date specials". Through the creative use of low cost advertising, Phoenix flower shops just may rise from the ashes and regain ownership of an industry they one ruled.
Phoenix Sights and Sounds
- The Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park in nearby Papago Salado
- South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the world
- The Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
- The Desert Botanical Garden
- The Herberger Theater Center
- The Arizona Opera
Trust our florists in Tempe or Scottsdale flower shops to send flowers. Flower arrangements from our flower shops in Luke AFB and Glendale florists are always hand-arranged and hand-delivered in a beautiful vase. For the freshest flower delivery, go with real local Goodyear florists and neighborhood Gila Bend flower shops close to where your recipients are located. Peoria florists can also help you send flowers to any nearby city.
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