Rochester Floral Design Center

870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

Phone: (585) 225-3640

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100 S Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 394-2542

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Creating a Custom Centerpiece For Your Thanksgiving Gathering

Thanksgiving is fast approaching so now is the time to get everything prepared for the feast. This includes fall flowers and a centerpiece for the dining or buffet table -- maybe both! Our Rochester flower shop is here to help you create something memorable and that reflects your unique style plus matches your budget. All you need to do is call our design center to have our floral artists work with you to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for Thanksgiving or some other special bouquet or flower arrangement for decor or to give a host if you are attending a Thanksgiving feast elsewhere. You can make an appointment and then check out our online Thanksgiving collection of centerpieces and fall flowers to get a better idea of the styles, flowers, and colors you like. Also, be prepared to tell our floral designers the size and shape of the tables where the flowers will be displayed as well as your budget. When you come in for your appointment, you can also bring a special container or accents that further personalize the custom centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Additionally, we can make other custom Thanksgiving flower arrangements for you, including wreaths, bouquets, and more. These make nice gifts if you are traveling to another home for Thanksgiving. or you may want to consider these other Thanksgiving host ideas: Autumn Hand-Tied Bouquet This rustic Thanksgiving bouquet includes roses, golden aster, and other fall flowers that are wrapped and placed in a water source. These hand-tied bouquets do not include a vase. Burst of Autumn This bright fall display offers autumn shades of orange and yellow, which are combined with oak leaves in a clear glass vase that's been wrapped with a satin ribbon. Check out these and more for Thanksgiving today! Contact our Rochester flower shop to [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Fall Floral Centerpieces

Thanksgiving arrives on Thursday, November 22nd. This is an opportunity to bring family and friends together for a special celebration and reflect on what everyone is individually thankful for. And, our Rochester flower shop is here to help make that Thanksgiving celebration special with Thanksgiving centerpieces that reflect the season, the celebration, and your personal style. Here are some options from our Thanksgiving floral collection: Family Gathering Centerpiece This Thanksgiving centerpiece adds warmth through the two orange taper candles and the rich colors of the fall flowers that make up this beautiful display. Graceful Glow Centerpiece Make Thanksgiving special with this stunning floral display with fall flowers, greenery, and accents as well as a candle. Rustic Pheasant Centerpiece This is a rustic Thanksgiving centerpiece that is one of our limited edition choices only while supplies last. It features roses, sunset safari protea, and other fall flowers along with a pheasant accent piece. Copper Glow Centerpiece This Thanksgiving centerpiece focuses on bronze and copper hues. It has a copper pillar candle, orange roses, hypericum berries, and other fall flowers, greenery, and accents. Autumn In Bloom This fall favorite is two gifts in one, which also makes it an ideal choice if you are looking for a gift for the Thanksgiving host. There is a crackle-glazed stoneware serving dish that you can use in the kitchen and as a decor item. The flower arrangement includes orange roses and Asiatic lilies, maroon miniature carnations, orange cushion spray chrysanthemums, and dusty miller as well as spiral eucalyptus, burgundy copper beech, lemon leaf, and two burgundy candles. Hearth & Home Centerpiece A tall burgundy pillar candle is the focal point of this Thanksgiving centerpiece. It offers sunflowers, decorative gourds, and other fall flowers. Sending Joy This basket is a rustic centerpiece option that also makes a [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Thanksgiving|0 Comments

Homecoming is Here!

With the fall season kicked into high gear, it's time for high schoolers to celebrate the tradition of homecoming with a football game and dance to follow the next night. Homecoming is a memorable celebration where everyone dresses to impress and enjoy a fun time with friends. As part of the homecoming experience, flowers play an important role. There are homecoming corsages, boutonnieres, flowers for the hair and even small bouquets to consider that should coordinate with you and your date's attire. At our Rochester flower shop, we have a collection of themed homecoming flowers to choose from like these: Our signature collection features traditional designs many of which features roses and carnations. The runway collection is much more glamorous with plenty of bling, accents, and bold color choices. Our retro hipster collection of homecoming flowers offers some of the most unique floral displays with bright colors and flowers like gerbera daisies as the focal point.  The preppy collection is more formal and features fewer flowers and more ribbons that reflect a scholarly look. The glam collection is similar to our runaway collection in terms of glitz, bling, and glamour. Many of these homecoming flowers are premium level with many featuring luxurious orchids. Our fairy godmother collection has a wide range of artistic and sweet looks that anyone homecoming attendee is sure to love. Finally, we have a Bohemian collection for all those free spirits out there looking for color and texture in their homecoming flowers. Also, you can work with our Rochester flower shop floral design team on custom homecoming corsages and custom homecoming boutonnieres to match. Just call us today to schedule your appointment!

By | October 23rd, 2018|Homecoming|0 Comments

Celebrating October Events and Special Days

October is filled with special days besides just Halloween. These include Bosses Day on October 16th, the Sweetest Day on October 20th, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 28th. Our Rochester flower shop and website have some beautiful ideas of how to make these October special days memorable for those you appreciate and/or love in your life: Heirloom Crock Bouquet A hand-glazed stoneware crock is a wonderful keepsake from this fall bouquet of warm autumn flowers, greenery, and accents. Burlap Chic Bouquet The Burlap Chic Bouquet is one of our newest floral designs. It features sunflowers, orange roses, yellow roses, and other seasonal favorites. The flowers and fall accents are displayed in a cylindrical vase that has a burlap wrap. Be Happy Bouquet with Roses! A keepsake happy face ceramic mug is filled with beautiful seasonal flowers, including roses and other premium blooms. It's a cheerful gift bound to make the recipient break into a large smile. Succulent Garden 10 This special dish garden includes an array of succulent plants and one blooming plant. Your boss or loved one will appreciate this gift that is perfect for the office or home. Dish Garden Basket - Large This is another dish garden option that comes in a basket and focuses on an array of green and blooming plants that are long-lasting and easy to care for. Imperial Purple Orchid A lavender phalaenopsis orchid makes for a beautiful gift. This one comes in a real bamboo cube. This is also a blooming plant that is easy to take care of and can last a long time. Luxury Garden Silk Bouquet And, for the boss, friend, or family member who may lack a green thumb, we also offer silk arrangements that last forever. This garden design silk arrangement features silk dahlias, ranunculus, ivy, and eucalyptus. Order [...]

By | October 13th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Try Our Floral Design Hands-On Workshop and Certification

Be sure to check out our Floral Design Hands-On Workshop & Certification. These are held throughout October on Tuesdays from October9th through October 23rd at the Rockcastle Florist Design Center. The address is 175 Norman Street, Rochester, NY 14613. This class is a great way to explore your potential dreams of becoming a professional floral designer to see if it's for you. Of course, it's also a great way to improve your skills to make arrangements at home. The floral design workshop was curated and created by Wendy Rockcastle and includes three classes that will cover all the basics of floral design. Wendy is the co-owner and creative director of Rockcastle Florist and has over 25 years of experience with creating floral masterpieces for weddings, events, and gift-giving. She has also served on the Teleflora Education Board and blogged for the Democrat and Chronicle as a local expert. Mary Rockcastle, Wendy's daughter, will be assisting in the classes. She is a new addition to the family-owned business and is a recent graduate from the number one design school in the country. The first class is Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. It's called Get to Know Your Tools. In the first class, students will become familiar with the tools and techniques used to create a specific floral design. Students get to take home a low-profile floral design made in class. The next class will be held on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30-8:30pm. It's called Designing in Vases and Foam Vases. Students will learn the dual nature of two design techniques and practice designing in both containers. The last class will be scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm. It's called That’s a Wrap: Loose Cut Bouquets. There are several different styles of loose cut flower wraps so students will learn the basics behind designing [...]

By | October 6th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is dedicated to making everyone more aware of breast cancer, including the need for regular exams for early detection, the ability of research to keep working on a cure, and the importance of supporting those fighting for their lives. Events are being held all over the country as well to keep that awareness going. Our Rochester flower shop offers beautiful pink bouquets and flower arrangements for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's time to think pink and bring awareness to this important cause. Here are some of our beautiful pink floral designs from our Rochester flower shop for special gifts or Breast Cancer Awareness events: Passionate Pink Garden Arrangement A large urn holds pink peonies, roses, lilies, and asters, creating a large think pink statement. Rose Rapture This stunning display includes roses and spray roses in shades of lavender, pink, and light pink.   Red and Pink Roses Pink and red Ecuadorian roses are combined with fresh greenery to create a loving display for your recipient. Pink Potpourri Bouquet with Roses A keepsake container holds a beautiful bouquet of roses and pink flowers. Heavenly Heights Bouquet This basket arrangement overflows with pink flowers. It's a great way to show you care or makes an ideal centerpiece for a Think Pink event. Glorious Day A couture vase holds a mix of pink and yellow flowers, making this a great gift for a dear friend who is fighting breast cancer or to celebrate defeating it.  Sweet Sincerity A white basket is filled with pink blooms, making it a great centerpiece or gift. Pink Me Up A wide array of pink flowers are sure to bring love and encouragement to your recipient. Love That Pink Bouquet with Roses A silver cube holds a combination of pink and red roses, sending love and support [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Cancer Awareness|0 Comments

National Good Neighbor Day is September 28th

In just a few days, there is a special day dedicated to your neighbors. Like our family, we can't necessarily pick our neighbors but we can find a way to get on with them and even help each other out to build a safer community for all. Whether you are new to the neighborhood or looking to help someone on the street who may live alone, this is the perfect day to take that next step and do something for others. And, to open the door to your neighbors, here are some small gift ideas from our flower shop: Autumn Grace Our fall collection of flowers has arrived. This beauty includes roses, lilies, and asters in a plum glass cube vase. There are also purple chrysanthemums and seafoam statice in this autumn bouquet. Sending Joy An array of fall colors is sure to make your neighbor smile at such a thoughtful gesture. Golden Harvest Bouquet This other special fall bouquet includes seasonal golden aster, sunflowers, and seeded eucalyptus in a keepsake amber vase. Good Luck Bamboo One of the best gifts is this bamboo plant, which is thought to bring wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. It arrives in a natural bamboo cube to send the best to your neighbor. Imperial Purple Orchid This elegant gift offers a low-maintenance, long-lasting lavender phalaenopsis orchid comes in a natural bamboo cube vase. Gourmet Basket Deluxe Our gift baskets also make a great gift for neighbors. There are many sizes to choose from with all types of snacks, such as cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts, and candy. Be sure to place your order today!  

By | September 24th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

The Third Week of September Celebrates Indoor Plants and Fall Flowers

The third week of September is officially National Indoor Plant Week. It's also when Fall starts, which officially begins on September 22nd. Our Rochester flower shop is ready to celebrate both events with green plants and a new fall flower collection. Here are some of the highlights: Amazing Arboricola Also known as the umbrella plant because it has arching leafy branches, this indoor plant offers easy maintenance and beautiful green leaves the whole year round. Stately Croton The croton is an elegant green plant with leaves that feature red and orange accents. Delightful Dieffenbachia This is a leafy indoor plant with large leaves that offers low maintenance.  Now, there is the fall flower collection, which adds more color and accents to the decor and gift giving. Here are just a few of the beautiful bouquets we have: Autumnal Artistry This bouquet captures the beauty of fall with bold colors and seasonal accents. Autumn Expression This floral display captures the heart of fall in a cube vase with flowers and seasonal greenery in fall hues. Burst of Autumn Autumn shades of orange and yellow are highlighted in this mixed bouquet that also features oak leaves. The clear glass vase is tied with a satin ribbon. We have so much more to see for autumn and as part of indoor plant collection at our Rochester flower shop so pleae stop by. While you can place your order by phone or through our website, we'd love to meet you and work with you in-person on your fall decor and gifts.

By | September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Grandparents Day on September 9th

How will you celebrate National Grandparents Day on September 9th? Will you take them out for the day, send them a gift, or call them? Maybe you'll share the day with them in a few ways so they know just how much you treasure them. Often, older people tend to get lonely so this is a good time to reach out and let them know they are loved. Here are some gift ideas for Grandparents Day from our Rochester flower shop or website: Maple Leaf Charming Bouquet As part of our fall flower collection, this bouquet features gerbera daisies, wild golden aster, and bright orange roses. The keepsake vase has ornamental maple leaves. Autumn Grace Roses, lilies, and asters in gemstone colors are displayed in a plum glass cube vase. Plus, there are purple chrysanthemums and seafoam statice featured in this dramatic bouquet. Give Thanks Bouquet Send seasonal fall flowers like those featured in this arrangement.  It includes golden aster, sunflowers, and seeded eucalyptus in an amber vase. Park Avenue Petals This cheerful flower arrangement includes lavender daisies and white spray roses in a lavender keepsake cube that's been tied with a purple polka-dot ribbon. Meet Me in Provence Named after a region in the south of France, this stunning bouquet offers bright colors and numerous textures. Sunshine in the South Wedge This is also a bright bouquet with white daisies and yellow spray roses arranged in a green keepsake cube that has been wrapped with a yellow polka-dot ribbon. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Premium This 14-inch ceramic planter is our largest dish garden with a mix of green and blooming plants. There are also smaller sizes to choose from. Succulent Garden 12 Succulents are extremely low maintenance, which makes them a great gift for your grandparents because they don't [...]

By | September 7th, 2018|Grandparents' Day|0 Comments

Celebrate September Birthdays with a Gift From Our Birthday Flower Collection

Every month is sure to have some cause for celebration, and September is no different. Perhaps you have some birthdays coming up for friends and family and are not sure what to get. That's where we can help with our birthday flower collection, which offers many beautiful ways to send your love and celebratory birthday wishes. Here are some birthday gift ideas from our Rochester flower shop: Lovely Lavender Present This pretty purple present makes a great birthday gift. It offers a bouquet of flowers in shades of lavender, pink, and purple. t. Roc City Love This exclusive floral design from our floral designers in our Rochester flower shop offers red spray roses, red long-stemmed roses, pink roses, and seasonal greenery in a glass bubble bowl vase. Park Avenue Petals This cheerful floral display includes lavender and white spray roses in a lavender cube with a purple polka-dot ribbon. Walk Through Sonnenberg Garden As another exclusive floral design to our Rochester flower shop, this elegant flower arrangement has orange spray roses, green roses and hydrangea, and dusty miller. It also arrives in a bubble bowl glass vase. Jewel of the Finger Lakes This is another new floral design that is part of our exclusive collection. It showcases some unique colors and flowers, such as green roses, orange roses, gerbera daisies, golden asters, and lavender stock. Jewel of East Avenue Lastly, we have this other floral design exclusive to our Rochester flower shop that offers full bloom hydrangea, orange roses, lavender stock, and a mix of accent flowers. Let's get the party started with one or more of these beautiful birthday bouquets! We also have balloons and other gift items like cookie bouquets and gift baskets that your loved ones might enjoy. You can order in our Rochester flower shop, call us, or [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Birthdays|0 Comments