October 24th is Make a Difference Day, a day that calls on all of us to do something that makes a change or that praises others for their efforts. This could be someone who helped you or your children. It could be a friend that has volunteered their time, or it could be someone who started an organization that is driving positive change. Whatever the case, this Saturday is the day to thank someone and acknowledge their efforts. At Rockcastle, your favorite Finger Lakes florist and Rochester flower shop, we have flowers, plants, and gifts to show that appreciation. Fall Flowers Since it's fall, choosing a fall floral design to show your thanks is a good place to start. From keepsake pumpkin containers to art glass vases, you can find a wide range of styles, sizes, and presentations designed to fit everyone. You can find something that you know your recipient would love, whether it's the type of flower, the color palate, or the overall look -- from modern or traditional to whimsical. Don't forget that we also offer a custom floral design service so you can make your own floral gift for that special someone! Plants and Blooming Plants Another option is a blooming plant like an orchid or azalea as well as one of our canoe boat gifts filled with plants and blooming plants. There are also many green plants in various containers to also personalize this gift option. Gift Collection We partner with many local businesses to offer special gifts, including some delicious desserts. These sweet gifts are another great way to show your appreciation for those who have made a difference. Plus, we also offer gourmet gift baskets and fresh, seasonal gift baskets. They come in different sizes to treat an individual or even a group. [...]
It's been a tough few months, and we are so appreciative of all the support from our loyal customers. We are so happy to report that our Rockcastle Florist shops are now open once more for in-store shopping! It feels so good to be back at work, welcoming customers inside to shop and interact with us. That means we can also discuss event and wedding flowers in-person once again! Come Visit Us! We can't wait to see you. In case you forgot, here's where you can find us: Stop in and visit one of our Rockcastle Florist locations listed below! Canandaigua Flower Shop (585) 394-2542 100 S Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 Design-Center Flower Shop (585) 225-3640 175 Norman St Rochester, NY 14613 Rochester Flower Shop (585) 225-3640 870 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14612 What's New? We've been spending a lot of time being creative and exploring new ways to add value and variety to what we offer you. One of the new offerings is our Dancing Dazzlers. These unique wrapped bouquets include fresh flowers and a keepsake dancing stuffed animal. There are many to choose from. We've also added new edible treats that showcase other local businesses, including baked goods, artisanal foods, and fresh produce. All of these items are available online through our website for easy ordering and local contactless delivery only. A Flower Arrangement or Plant Gift For Every Occasion From weddings and birthdays to anniversaries and special welcomes, we have flowers, bouquets, gifts, and plants for all types of occasions. We look forward to having you stop by and shop in-person for these gifts. However, if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your home, we understand and are here to help you with all your upcoming events and occasions.
Rockcastle Florist Finger Lakes Florist Helps You Plan and Decorate For Christmas and New Year's Parties As the "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes," we are your go-to source for holiday decorating and gifts, including the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Our floral design team creates imaginative works of floral art for our collections and for custom flower arrangements, adding a spectacular ambiance to all types of entertaining events, including parties for Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year's. No matter what the holiday event, our floral design team can help you create the perfect look. Intimate Holiday Dinners If you are hosting a smaller holiday event like a dinner party, consider our Tulips and Pine arrangement. It offers a stunning floral display that's quite festive. There are ten red tulips along with aromatic white pine and a silver ribbon. This holiday bouquet is simple, yet sublime. Sophisticated Black-Tie Holiday Soirees Our Park Avenue Centerpiece is the perfect accompaniment to a special event. This luxury centerpiece features creme roses, white hydrangea, and white lisianthus, which are presented in a Mercury Glass Bowl. It offers an elegant touch to every holiday party table at your event. Rustic, Down-Home Family Holidays Add some Christmas country flair to your family celebration with this unique centerpiece. Our Holiday Lodge Bouquet features red heart roses, pinecones, ornamental berries, a golden succulent, and decorative antlers. Bright and Bold New Year's Eve Festivities Just because it's winter doesn't mean everything has to reflect the snowy outdoors. Instead, celebrate with bold colors like those found in our Standout Chic Bouquet. It includes orange roses and spray roses, dark orange carnations, peach miniature carnations, blue eryngium, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller in a unique art glass container. Finishing Touches Whatever your holiday event, don't forget that we also offer some delicious holiday treats that make a wonderful addition to your [...]
Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist in the Finger Lakes For Flower and Gift Selection Rockcastle Florist is one of the premier floral design firms in the Finger Lakes area of New York. We operate multiple flower shops in the area. Our Rochester and Canandaigua flower shops are both open to the public for in-store shopping for gifts, weddings, and special occasions. Our flower shop has been voted "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes" on numerous occasions. With August finishing up this week, the end of summer nears and fall begins. With it comes Labor Day weekend from August 31st to September 2nd followed immediately by Back to School time. Here are some fresh floral designs to enhance that Labor Day celebration -- from picnics and block parties to backyard barbecues -- as well as provide special gifts for teachers to start the school year right. Our summer flower collection features many festive bouquets, centerpieces, and floral arrangements: Pure Happiness This bouquet unites summer and fall with bold colors and seasonal flowers that span both periods. Burlap Chic Bouquet With a rustic touch from the burlap-wrapped cylinder vase, this bouquet is the perfect centerpiece for an outdoor event during Labor Day weekend. It contains sunflowers as well as orange and yellow roses, accent flowers, and greenery. Summer Love Bouquet Available in three sizes, this stunning floral design arrives in a rustic container and is filled with hydrangea, roses, gerbera daisies, and more. Seaside Oasis This bright and cheerful flower arrangement makes a great teacher gift or decoration item for your upcoming Labor Day event. Picnic in the Park This aptly named floral arrangement arrives in a basket and is a great way to decorate an outdoor event for Labor Day. However, it also makes a thoughtful teacher gift. Summer Nights This [...]
March 20th is a special day with three celebrations all packed into one day. There is Proposal Day, the first day of Spring, and International Earth Day. Proposal Day celebrates love and commitment through marriage. At our Rochester flower shop, we love helping brides-to-be plan their wedding flowers. We have an exclusive wedding flower website to help you get started, so be sure to check it out! With the start of Spring and the need to protect our Earth by recognizing the value of the environment, it's a good time to think of ways to include more of Mother Nature in our lives and those of others. Here are some beautiful ways you can do that: Spring Rhapsody A couture vase holds a mix of yellow and white spring flowers, including customer favorites like tulips. Spring Equinox This warm and bright floral display includes a wide range of colors and spring flower varieties to add cheer to your day or that of your recipient. Tulip and Rose Bouquet This vase arrangement for spring showcases spring favorites like colorful roses, tulips, and hydrangea. Spring Showers Bouquet Enjoy a pastel flower arrangement with light pink roses, pale green hydrangea, and creamy yellow tulips. Spring in Seneca Park Spring is also about bright colors, which are on display in this bouquet purple hydrangea, gerbera daisies, orange tulips, and peach spray roses that are accented with silk butterflies. Coral Charm Bouquet Celebrate spring with a vivid bouquet of coral gerbera daisies, pink hydrangea, orange roses, and peach spray roses. These bold flowers are arranged in a glass cylinder vase that features a cork wrap inside. Sassy Spring Bouquet A glass vase holds spring floral favorites, such as gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, Viking mums, and curly willow. Aqua Dream Bouquet Named after the special vase this [...]
Holiday parties require a lot of planning and attention. And, just when you think you've done everything, there's more celebrating to do after Christmas with winter events like New Years to ring in. We've got you covered at our Rochester flower shop with winter flower arrangements, centerpieces, and decor to create memorable experiences for your guests. Beary Merry Christmas This holiday centerpiece is great for a party, offering colorful flowers like red carnations and seasonal accents like wintergreen and ornamental pinecones. There's also a keepsake bear figure. Holiday in the Heathers This rustic basket arrangement for the holidays is great for a casual party. It contains magnolia leaves, red carnations, heather, Christmas greenery, and pinecones. Winterberry Kisses Bouquet A hand-blown glass cube with frosted finish and glitter creates a dramatic look for any holiday party. The floral display includes red roses and spray roses, white button spray chrysanthemums, dusty miller, variegated holly, noble fir, white pine, and birch. Thomas Kinkade's Snowfall Dreams Bouquet This festive arrangement includes red roses, red and white miniature carnations, and fresh wintergreen as well as a keepsake hand-painted Thomas Kinkade sculpture with a light-up covered bridge. Flower City Holiday Celebrate the season and the new year with this red glass vase arrangement that includes white lilies, pinecones, ilex berries, and football mums. Gold Tidings This dazzling holiday centerpiece offers gold, silver, and white, which is perfect for a New Years' bash. There are also wintergreen, gold candles, and white flowers. Custom Event Flowers for New Years And, if you don't see anything that fits what you are looking for, you can work directly with our floral design and events team on custom flower arrangements and custom centerpieces for your upcoming holiday party. Just make an appointment today!
The holiday shopping season has arrived today with Black Friday. Are you ready? We are! Today, November 23rd, and tomorrow, November 24th on Small Business Saturday, we encourage you to visit our Rochester flower shop and discover the joy and experience of shopping local. We've been serving the Rochester community for many years thanks to your support. We'd love you to stop by so we can thank you by introducing our new holiday collection and sharing in some holiday festivities together. Here are a few highlights from our holiday flower and gift collection: Fancy Holiday Fruit and Gourmet Basket Send friends, family, clients, or service people a special basket of gourmet food. This one contains a mix of fresh seasonal fruit and gourmet foods. This is for local Rochester area delivery only. Christmas Charm Basket Also only for Rochester area delivery, this festive basket is filled with red carnations and roses along with faux berries and snow-dusted pinecones that are displayed in a woven basket. Festive Fragrance This is a tall floral display of seasonal red and white flowers along with evergreens. The vase is tied with a large festive red bow. Merry & Bright Enjoy an elegant Christmas bouquet for the table or to send as a gift. This one showcases red roses with ornament balls and douglas fir accents. In-Store and Online Holiday Treats This is just a few of the holiday options for decorations and gifts we have for you. There are also wreaths, poinsettia plants, more gourmets baskets, seasonal gifts, and other collectible items to enjoy in our Rochester flower shop. Also, we're here to help with your online shopping for the holidays. On Monday, November 26th Cyber Monday arrives, and we'll have some great deals to wrap up your holiday decorating and gift giving early! Be sure [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!