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Rockcastle Florist is a family owned & operated floral design firm. The owners, Keith and Wendy Rockcastle, are lifelong residents of Rochester. Both have family ties to the Canandaigua community as well. The Rockcastle’s love their customers. That is why every flower arrangement they create is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t absolutely love the arrangement we create for you, just contact one of our floral design centers. We will replace that arrangement with one of equal or greater value. Absolutely free of charge. People send flowers to celebrate life’s special occasions. In fact, flowers are one of the most popular occasion themed gifts. If you have one of life’s special moments coming up, we hope that you will choose Rockcastle Florist to help make that celebration one to be remembered. We employ an expert team of floral designers. They have years of experience and create luxurious, upscale floral designs. When you stop by one of floral design centers, we guarantee that a friendly, creative, highly skilled team member will be there to greet you. They will will make every effort to exceed your expectations.

Rockcastle Florist is your Finger Lakes flower and wedding specialist. The award winning wedding team at Rockcastle Florist creates gorgeous wedding flowers. Our custom designed bridal bouquets are simply stunning. The Rockcastle Florist wedding team has handled floral design for some of the most prestigious weddings that have been held in the Finger Lakes area. We have been in business since 1951. We have years of experience and have designed wedding flower packages for most of the top wedding venues in the Finger Lakes. When you come in for your Free Wedding Consultation, our wedding staff will listen to your vision for the wedding flower package of your dreams. We will take that vision and turn it into a reality.

We buy many of the flowers we sell direct from domestic and international flower farms. That ensures that our customers are getting the finest, freshest, highest quality flowers available. Buying direct offers huge advantages. There are cost savings when we avoid the middleman. Those savings can be passed along to our customers. Equally as important, we are able to reduce the time between when the flowers are cut at the farm and when they arrive in our flower shop. Fresher flowers equals longer vase life. Longer vase life means you get to enjoy your fresh flower arrangement a few days longer.

 

 

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Same-Day and Express Delivery Service Available for Boss’s Day and the Sweetest Day

October is a month filled with special days that are good excuses to show others around you that you are thinking of them and appreciate them. This year, with all the unprecedented events, it's become more important to make these connections and spread positivity. This week is Boss's Week (October 12th to October 16th), capping off with Boss's Day on October 16th as well as the Sweetest Day on October 17th. These are both special occasions where you can let others know that they are valued for what they have done for you as well as others. And, since we may be still social distancing, this is a good way to connect and strengthen those important bonds. Your favorite Finger Lakes florist can also help, too. We have a Boss's Day collection as well as many other special gifts that are perfect for the Sweetest Day. Flowers and Plants Our Boss's Day collection of flowers and plants has something for everyone, including petite bouquets in cube vases, bowls filled with cheerful sunflowers, and large, elegant [...]

Think Pink Flowers and Plants During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout the Finger Lakes and Rochester area, there are numerous events for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month that help raise awareness and provide support to fight this disease. Despite COVID-19, this year is no different except some events are virtual while others have been modified.  There are still plenty of ways to get involved and do your part to help friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors, and others around you with their fight against breast cancer. Your social media channels and profiles, for example, are a powerful way to get the word out about the importance of early detection, fundraisers and events where others can help, and organizations that are here to help. If you have time, you may also want to volunteer and get involved in some of these events. Or, if you know people that are fighting the disease, maybe you can help them out by driving them to chemo or filling in with family needs when they need to rest and recover. Even the smallest gestures can make a difference. And, those gestures [...]

Looking for Stylish, Unique Gifts and Floral Ideas? Visit Rockcastle!

From birthdays and anniversaries to gifts for new clients, teachers, and neighbors, every month is filled with occasions that deserve a celebration. At your favorite Finger Lakes florist, we have special flowers and gifts for every event. Not sure where to start? Check out our bestsellers collection, which gives you great gift ideas from other shoppers just like you. While all of our flowers are loved, we have some specific floral designs that stand out as our most popular.  Here are some examples to get you started: Harvest Table Bouquet This beautiful floral display makes a great gift for any occasion and offers a unique take on the fall bouquet. It also incorporates the growing trend toward botanical-style floral designs with unique greenery like kale while also adding elements like an apple accent and the tropical flair of birds of paradise. Birthday Celebrations Our packages of flowers and a fresh baked cake are a great way to show someone some love on their birthday, especially if you can't celebrate in-person. Choose from a vanilla or chocolate [...]

Welcome Fall with Fresh Decorating Ideas for the Season

Fall officially arrives on the calendar next week, but we are already starting on decorating and sharing our fall decor ideas with you. Our Finger Lakes flower shop and floral design team have already released a large fall collection filled with fresh decorating ideas for your home and as gifts for those in your circle. We'd like to share some of these fall floral trends with you as you start to think about changing your home over for the new season: Beyond Traditional Fall Colors Just when you were planning on those fall colors like rust, burgundy, deep orange, and yellow, this year's fall trends throw you a curve ball by illustrating that fall doesn't have to be about the same colors every year.  This year, you can add a punch of pink, blue, or even purple to the mix while still offering a fall flavor to the overall floral arrangement or bouquet. A New Level of Artistry Our floral design team also wants to show you how they have upped their floral design game to [...]

Plant Sale For National Indoor Plant Week

The third week in September is known as National Indoor Plant Week. It was created to bring awareness to the value that green plants add to our lives, including health benefits. To help encourage you to add more plants to your life and those around you, we've decided to have a plant sale next week during National Indoor Plant Week! Available at our Finger Lakes flower shops as well as through our website, this plant sale will cover a wide range of our plant collection while supplies last. Stop by or call us to learn what's on sale! We have an extensive collection of indoor green and flowering plants: Spathiphylum, also known as the peace lily Orchids Succulents Bamboo plants Dish and basket gardens You will be able to choose from many different sizes and combinations of plants, including succulent gardens and European-style gardens. We also have an array of container types. Ask us what's available when placing your order. Not only can you add more plants to your home, office, and home office, but [...]

It’s Time to Celebrate Teachers and Administrators During Back to School Month

It's never too late to get in good with your kids' new teachers or administrators whether it's for in-person school or online. In fact, waiting to send a gift after the first few weeks is good because everyone is now settled in for the school schedule. We've put together a school collection of special flowers and gifts that is sure to please all types of teachers, tutors, administrators, and counselors for all their hard work, mentoring, and assistance. Here are our gift ideas for curbside pickup at our flower shops or for contactless delivery options: School-Themed Arrangements What's better than a flower arrangement? A flower arrangement that is made for teachers. We've got bright and bold bouquets with real pencil and apple accents and more that are sure to please all the teachers in your life. Hand-Wrapped Bouquets Another good gift idea for teachers is a hand-wrapped bouquet that is easy to pass off to teachers if you are dropping the gift at a school or teacher's residence. It comes with a vase, too, so [...]

 

 

 

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Plant Sale For National Indoor Plant Week

The third week in September is known as National Indoor Plant Week. It was created to bring awareness to the value that green plants add to our lives, including health benefits. To help encourage you to add more plants to your life and those around you, we've decided to have a plant sale next week during National Indoor Plant Week! Available at our Finger Lakes flower shops as well as through our website, this plant sale will cover a wide range of our plant collection while supplies last. Stop by or call us to learn what's on sale! We have an extensive collection of indoor green and flowering plants: Spathiphylum, also known as the peace lily Orchids Succulents Bamboo plants Dish and basket gardens You will be able to choose from many different sizes and combinations of plants, including succulent gardens and European-style gardens. We also have an array of container types. Ask us what's available when placing your order. Not only can you add more plants to your home, office, and home office, but you can also send these gifts of good health for all types of occasions, including celebrating National Indoor Plant Week, birthdays, new neighbors or clients, and teacher thank you gifts. We even have Grandparents Day coming up tomorrow! Everyone is sure to enjoy indoor green plants because they are low maintenance and can go on living for months and even years with just regular watering, sunlight, and transplanting to larger containers as they grow. Remember that we offer curbside pickup and contactless delivery to ensure everyone's safety. Just let us know what you prefer when ordering in-person, online, or by phone.

By |September 12th, 2020|Categories: Plants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It’s Time to Celebrate Teachers and Administrators During Back to School Month

It's never too late to get in good with your kids' new teachers or administrators whether it's for in-person school or online. In fact, waiting to send a gift after the first few weeks is good because everyone is now settled in for the school schedule. We've put together a school collection of special flowers and gifts that is sure to please all types of teachers, tutors, administrators, and counselors for all their hard work, mentoring, and assistance. Here are our gift ideas for curbside pickup at our flower shops or for contactless delivery options: School-Themed Arrangements What's better than a flower arrangement? A flower arrangement that is made for teachers. We've got bright and bold bouquets with real pencil and apple accents and more that are sure to please all the teachers in your life. Hand-Wrapped Bouquets Another good gift idea for teachers is a hand-wrapped bouquet that is easy to pass off to teachers if you are dropping the gift at a school or teacher's residence. It comes with a vase, too, so they can display them. Plants and More Our collection deserves an A+ for variety and creativity because there is so much to choose from, including a bouquet with a sweet teddy bear, sunflowers bursting with warmth and joy, and even some great plant options. We also have smaller-sized arrangements of flowers that are a perfect fit for a desk.  Order Today! It's time to do your homework and order those teacher gifts! We've made it easy by checking out our website or stopping by our flower shops to see what we have for teachers and administrators.  

Celebrate Special August Days with Flowers From Rockcastle!

August is almost gone, but there is still time to let others in your life know that you are thinking of them. Whether it is a formal special August day or just the right time to send a message, your favorite Finger Lakes florist has fresh floral gift ideas that can send your message of love. Don't forget there are some formal special days still on the August calendar! These days include Senior Citizen's Day on August 21st as well as Kiss and Makeup Day on August 25th and Just Because Day on August 27th. Here are some floral gift ideas that you can send locally through our contactless delivery system: Personalize the floral gift with a unique container that you know your recipient might love, such as a teacup and saucer, vintage car or truck, or special basket or wooden box. Send extra love by ordering one of our flower arrangements that comes with a stuffed animal like a unicorn or teddy bear. Select one of our signature designs that you will only find from our Finger Lakes flower shop. These unique floral displays offer all types of styles, colors, sizes, and prices.  Work with our floral design team to create a custom floral design for your special someone. They will love how it's been made just for them. Send one of our flowering plant options like a peace lily, orchid, or other special blooming item. Don't forget that we also have some other wonderful gift items that go nicely with flowers like a gift basket, sweet treats, balloons, and more! Many of these other gift choices are available on our website, but we'd also love for you to stop by and shop in-person! Let your loved ones know how much you care about them now and always with a special floral gift that reflects your admiration and appreciation for them.

Our Website Features the Hottest Floral Trends

At Rockcastle Florist, we make it our mission to stay updated on the hottest floral trends that appear each season and year. This year, despite all the uncertainty, we've remained certain we are on top of these floral trends. Here's what we have found over the course of the last few months that illustrate today's hottest floral trends: Hand-wrapped Bouquets While hand-tied bouquets have been around for awhile, the ongoing trend has been baskets, vases, or some other container. However, with the desire to provide someone with a quick floral gift, hand-wrapped bouquets seem to be back in-demand. We have dazzling bouquets that are hand-wrapped with a sweet cuddly stuffed animal as well as other hand-wrapped bouquet choices that come in burlap for a rustic look. Botanic Floral Designs This hot trend incorporates more greenery into flower arrangements, including unique items like kale, artichokes, and more. It creates a stunning and lush look that is perfect for hot seasons and into the fall weather. Garden Style This floral design offers bright hues and a wide mix of flowers arranged in a more casual, just-picked display. There are so many ways to use this floral design -- from a rustic basket to a colorful glass vase. The Brighter, the Better Bold hues will continue through the summer and into fall because they provide a cheerful look that everyone can use right now. Many of our floral orders are for bold color palates that offer the most color possible. We love these! Order Today! Select from our summer collection or work with our floral design team on something custom just for you! Call us, stop by our Finger Lakes flower shop, or use our website to place your order today. Remember, you have a choice of curbside or in-store pickup or contactless delivery in the local area. 

Send a Gift During National Smile Week

It's easy to get wrapped up in the stress and worry of life, including what's been amplified this year between health concerns, online school, work stress and more. However, we also have to stop and think about everything we do have, especially those around us that continue to support us and provide positive messages. We can also do the same for those we know who might be battling their own stresses. There is no better time to reach out than this second week of August. That's because it's officially National Smile Week. There is still time to bring the smiles to those around us. You can call or message others and send along a funny or sweet message. Share pictures or make plans to get together in-person or virtually.  There are also many types of special gifts you could surprise them with, including flowers. That's because flowers have so many messages and emotions within their appearance. They are also something that people don't often buy themselves but are thrilled to receive as a gift. Plus, flowers are easy to deliver when you can't see each other in-person. We want to help! Our Finger Lakes flower shops and our website make it easy to select a special bouquet, flower arrangement, plant or garden selection that you can get through curbside pickup or deliver through our contactless process. Our customers love our collection called Dazzling Dancers that offer many hand-wrapped bouquets along with an adorable stuffed animal. Don't forget that our floral design team can also put a custom bouquet together for you! Of course, we also have other special gifts in our Finger Lakes florist locations that can add a smile, including balloons, greeting cards, and locally curated items.

August is Romance Awareness Month

August is nationally recognized as Romance Awareness Month. It's the time to slow down and reflect on your significant other. It's also an opportunity to find ways to add some romance back into both of your lives. Although it's been a challenging few months, it's  good to focus on those things you do have that add so much value to your life.  You can celebrate that romance all through the month of August with our Love and Romance Collection. Whether you stop by our flower shops or go to our website, you'll be able to see numerous ways to shower your special someone with beautiful sentiments expressed through all types of flowers. Of course, we have stunning red roses on their own or combined with other beauties like lilies. There are many other colors of roses to choose from, too. Or, you can opt for an artistic arrangement of premium flowers like hydrangea, orchids, and more. Romantic flowers don't always have to be elegant roses or luxurious hydrangea; you can show your romantic side with a bowl full of sunflowers or anything else that personalizes the gift and highlights your recipient's favorite flower. For example, one of our favorites is our Summer Solstice Wrap Bouquet. It's a bright and sweet bouquet of loose cut arrangement of fresh summer flowers in bold colors. The bouquet is wrapped in burlap. You can upgrade to include a vase with the hand bouquet.  Don't forget that you can also use our custom floral design service to create an exclusive floral design just for your loved one. This also sends a romantic message that they are the only one for you. You can work with our floral design team by phone or see them in-person. Remember that you have two options for delivery: curbside pickup at our flower shops or contactless delivery to the local area. Let us know what you would like when you place your order!

Celebrate Your BFF on International Day of Friendship July 30th

Your friends are priceless. They are there in the good times and the tough times. They've been lifesavers during this recent unprecedented event known as COVID-19. Although we may not have been able to see them in person, we most likely have shared laughs by phone, FaceTime, and  Zoom. Now is the time to show them you appreciate their support by celebrating them on July 30, which is the International Day of Friendship. Here are some gift ideas to let your friends in the Finger Lakes area know you are thinking of them. Our Finger Lakes flower shop offers no-contact delivery on all these items: Yellow Flowers Symbolize Friendship From yellow roses to sunflowers, lilies, carnations, tulips, and more, yellow hues have become synonymous with friendship. We offer a wide range of stunning yellow-themed bouquets and flower arrangements that feature these bright and cheerful blooms. You can also ask our floral designers to create something special for you like a custom bouquet with yellow flowers. Plant Collection For our green thumb friends, we have a lot for you to choose from so that they can bring plants into their home or office or add them to their garden or patio. We feature green plants, blooming plants, dish gardens, exotic plants and orchids, and succulents. You can also select from many types of containers and plant sizes to match your friend's preferences and your budget. Gifts Galore Now, onto our gift collection, which includes some unique items, seasonal favorites, and local business favorites. There are also edible treats, including fruit and gourmet food baskets. Ask us about available balloons and balloon bouquets. We may also have some other new items available, so please call our flower shop locations to check on what's been added to our gift collection. You can also include a personalized gift card with your order. Place your order today for your BFF for this week's celebration of International Day of Friendship. 

Celebrating Special Family Days

July is a special month beyond it being the middle of summer and the home to the 4th of July. It is also a month filled with special days devoted to important family members. For example, July 24th is Cousin's Day, July 26th is Uncle and Aunt Day and Parent's Day, and July 30th is Father-in-Law Day. Each of these people play an important part in your life so they deserve to be celebrated with a gift and loving message from you. When meeting in-person may still be difficult or discouraged, a Zoom call and special gift are the second best thing. Your favorite Finger Lakes florist is here to help with numerous gift ideas along with easy ordering and a choice of curbside pickup or local no-contact delivery. Here's what we've got for you: Meaningful Flowers All flowers and colors contain special ways to express certain emotions. For example, red roses signify love while pink represent affection. You might focus on these hues when selecting flowers for family members. Or, you can put together a custom arrangement with the help of our floral designers that represents the colors and flower varieties that you know your family member loves. Plants and Green Gifts Maybe your family member loves gardening or prefers plants over flowers. It's okay because we have you covered. Our plant collection includes green plants, blooming plants, exotic plants like orchids, succulents, dish and basket gardens, and more. Just check our website to see the entire plant collection or visit one of our Finger Lakes flower shops. Curated Gifts As a small business, we feel it's important to encourage our fellow small businesses by promoting and partnering with them on items that our customers will love. That's why we have curated a special collection of both edible goods like freshly baked cakes and more. Our gift collection also includes fresh fruit baskets and gourmet food baskets that your family members can enjoy at home. While you wish you could be there, enjoying it with them, it's sure to put a smile on their face.  Place your order today!

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Gifts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer’s Hot Floral Designs

If we had to rate the creativity of our floral design team in capture this year's summer floral trends, we'd have to say that it's sizzling. There are so many new exciting floral designs that they have come up with, inspired to focus on the positive and bright outlook ahead. This year's floral trends have become even bolder, and we're so happy to show them off to you here: Botanical Flair One of the growing trends we see is a focus on botanical floral design. This means that there are more greenery accents included in the design, creating more of a balance between flowers and greenery than usual. Typically, most arrangements are heavy on flowers with just a few greenery aspects. This botanical effect, with additions of things like kale and live-air plants, creates a more lush feel. Brighter is Better Many summer arrangements often just offer a punch of color. However, this year's trend is to go bold or go home. We're seeing more all-out color throughout floral designs with just a touch of soft color here and there. This electrifying look truly lends itself to adding as much cheer as possible, which is appreciated in these uncertain times.  Containers Count Just as important in the summer floral design trends is the container the flowers are presented in. Our floral design team has spent considerable time searching out more unique options that double as a secondary gift. These containers often make great decor pieces for the home. Options include unique visual displays like stained class vases, art glass, and geometric ceramic patterns. What Do YOU Like? Although it's great to know about the current floral trends and what's popular at our flower shops, it still comes down to your personal preference or those of your recipient. Flowers are meant to bring joy and cheer, so always go with something that moves you or that expresses the preferences of the person you are sending the flowers to! Order Today! We are happy to take orders by phone or through our website. Please call us with any special requests or questions about what's currently available. For deliveries, we offer curbside pickup at our flower shops or no-contact delivery for the local area.

Rockcastle Florist Shops are Now Open!

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.  

Rochester Floral Design Center

870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

Phone: (585) 225-3640

Canandaigua Floral Design Center

100 S Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 394-2542