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

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week in Rochester

It’s been another great school year and it’s time to start thinking about summer break plans. For teachers, though, their work is never done. They will spend all summer coming up with next year’s fun learning experiences and thinking about how they can help our kids be even more successful. That’s why we need to always remember to thank them for all their efforts. National Teacher Appreciation Week on May 1st through May 5th is a perfect opportunity! It’s the official time of year where we recognize the value teachers have in shaping and guiding our kids. To help you get the perfect gifts for coaches, teachers, and school administrators, check out these ideas: Teleflora’s Be Happy Bouquet with Roses offers a keepsake yellow happy face ceramic mug that has been filled with yellow roses as well as yellow and white daisies. The Perfect Pairing Deluxe includes tropical and seasonal flowers along with a 10-piece Hedonist truffle chocolate package. You can upgrade to the Perfect Pairing Premium that features flower arrangement along with a 20-piece Hedonist truffle package. The Fruit and Gourmet Basket has all types of delicious items that make it a great idea for a group gift for Teacher Appreciation Week. There all types of gift baskets and goodies to choose from that can fit your teacher gift budget. The You’re Golden Bouquet puts the spotlight on sunflowers that have been arranged along with oregonia, lemon leaf, moss and magnolia leaves in a bamboo cube. You can also opt for a custom flower arrangement or custom bouquet for a teacher or team of school administrators. Just schedule an appointment with our floral design team at our Rochester flower shop. You can visit our Rochester flower shop, call us, or use our website to order these teacher gifts and [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Teacher Gifts|0 Comments

Administrative Professionals Week in Rochester

Your admins make sure you are organized, on schedule, and up to date on all details behind the scenes that really keep a company moving forward. Without this help, you would more than likely be struggling to stay on top of everything. That’s why you should let them know that you appreciate all that they do whether they are in your office or help you as a virtual admin. The best time to show that thanks are just around the corner. Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 26th. You can also celebrate the whole week long with Administrative Professionals Week from April 24th through April 28th. While they cannot help you pick out the perfect gift for you, we can pitch in and give you ideas for admin gifts plus make it easy to order and receive these items. Here are some ideas from our Administrative Professionals Week collection of gifts: Candy Dream is a pastel delight of mixed spring flower in a unique container. Teleflora’s Blooming Spring Bouquet includes roses, lilies, and stock in lavender, white, and pink hues. It comes in a hand-painted ceramic vase that has embossed flower details. There are lavender roses, white Asiatic lilies, pink miniature carnations, and pink stock with white sinuata statice, lavender heather, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, and spiral eucalyptus. Teleflora’s Songs of Spring Bouquet comes in a glass lantern that has been filled with pink tulips, green mums, and white daisies. The green-hued lantern features a frosted bird and metal handle. The flower arrangement also has pink Matsumoto asters, green button spray chrysanthemums, white daisy spray chrysanthemums, pink heather, sword fern, bupleurum, and variegated pittosporum. Teleflora’s Brilliant Butterfly Bouquet includes pink roses, pink lilies, and green mums. These beautiful flowers come in a white ceramic vase that has been adorned with [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Administrative Professionals Week|0 Comments

Celebrating Easter in Rochester

With spring in full swing, it’s now time to celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 16th. It’s a special time for those of the Christian faith and also a special occasion for families to enjoy activities like an Easter egg hunt and special Easter brunch or dinner. Our Rochester flower shop offers an Easter flower, plant, and gift collection to help you decorate for Easter as well as give gifts to kids, other loved ones, and even the host of a special Easter dinner. Our Easter collection offers something for everyone to suit all budgets and styles. Here are some highlights that are available on our Rochester florist website or in our Rochester flower shop: The Peter Rabbit Centerpiece has rustic charm with bold colors and plenty of greenery accents. The Easter Bunny Bouquet comes in shades of green, pink, or lavender flowers with coordinating ceramic container that features an Easter Bunny on its side. Teleflora’s Beautiful Heart Bouquet is a unique religious-themed flower centerpiece with crème roses, white Asiatic lilies, lavender alstroemeria and stock, dusty miller, lemon leaf and purple carnations. It features a keepsake Angel of Grace and comes in three sizes. Teleflora’s Crystal Cross Bouquet is another religious centerpiece that features a multifaceted, keepsake crystal cross surrounded by yellow gladioli, lavender daisy spray chrysanthemums, pink carnations and solidago. It is also available in three sizes. Teleflora’s Stratford Gardens is a colorful flower arrangement with roses and chrysanthemums in a lavender glass vase. We also have Easter lily plants in various sizes, which offer a beautiful symbol for Easter. Call now if you want to make an appointment with our floral design team to create a custom Easter centerpiece or custom Easter bouquet. We can also deliver through Saturday, April 15th if you place your order in our Rochester [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Easter|0 Comments

Pick Your Prom Flower Style

Prom season is upon us at all Rochester high schools, so seniors are excited to participate in this tradition of dinner and dance to cap off the high school years. It means getting a dress, a tux, and a limo. Then there is hair and makeup plus flowers are a must. There is a prom corsage for her and prom boutonniere for your date. While we can’t take care of all the prom details on your behalf, we can make getting prom flowers convenient and affordable plus we can offer an array of floral design styles that fit your personality. We recognize that not everyone wants to look like all the rest at the prom. If anything, it’s about standing out and showing off your individuality. That’s where we can help, too. Our floral designs for prom come in many styles like bohemian, glam, preppy, retro-hipster, runway and signature. Everyone has their particular preference that represents who they are, which is a really important feeling to develop about yourself. It's a way to stand out and show others what you are all about.  Everyone has their particular preference that represents who they are, which is a really important feeling to develop about yourself. It's a way to stand out and show others what you are all about. Many of our floral designs represent a laid-back look while others are elegant and sophisticated, following a more traditional path.   These floral designs for prom include numerous fresh and premium flowers like roses, calla lilies, orchids, carnations and more along with fresh greenery and accents like rhinestones, ribbons, and decorative wire. You can also choose from a pinned corsage or wristlet style. Some styles even include armband style corsages and head wreaths. We’ve also introduced some truly unique prom flower arrangements this [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Prom|0 Comments

Proposal Day Means Wedding Planning is in Your Future

March 20th is National Proposal Day so if you were the lucky recipient of a wedding proposal, you may want to immediately start looking into wedding planning. While you may be just starting, you may already realize after the initial excitement wears off how much is involved. However, we are here to make at least the wedding flowers portion as enjoyable as possible. As your Finger Lakes wedding flower specialist, we serve Rochester and the surrounding areas. Here are some reasons to consider us for your nuptials: We have partnered with all event and wedding ceremony and reception locations in the area, with expertise in what works where and how. Plus, our relationships with these venues mean a seamless experience for you. We offer free wedding consultations to show you what is involved and help you get a feel of what it would be like to work with us. We have a dedicated wedding flowers website full of pictures and ideas for all types of weddings plus a gallery of other brides and wedding parties we have designed so you can see the pride, creativity, and love we put into each wedding and event. It also contains other resources like a list of vendors and information on how to plan an incredible wedding. We have wedding consultants that work with you directly so you have one person who stays with you from planning to delivery and set-up, so you don’t have to wonder if many people will remember all those details. We have flowers for every aspect of your wedding, including bouquets, wedding party flowers, ceremony flowers, wedding reception flowers and flowers for the wedding cake.  We create and deliver what you want within your budget rather than pressuring you to take anything we think looks good. After all, this [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Wedding Flowers|0 Comments

Spring is Here!

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which is a great excuse to have a party and celebrate that we are all a wee bit Irish. Whether you are donning the green or just adding a little green to your life in the form of a clover plant or bamboo plant for luck or just some stunning green carnations, make it a great day! When this weekend is over, we’ll be seeing in spring with the official first day on Monday, March 20th. That also happens to be International Earth Day so it’s a great idea to get or send some flowers to celebrate all that nature gives us on a daily basis. Here are some highlights from our spring collection to give you some ideas for what you might want to get: Teleflora’s Songs of Spring Bouquet comes in a Songs of Spring lantern that is filled with pink tulips and Matsumoto asters, white daisy spray chrysanthemums, green button spray chrysanthemums, sword fern, variegated pittosporum, and bupleurum. Teleflora’s Country Spring Bouquet is hand-arranged in a decorative pail and offers peach alstroemeria and miniature carnations, yellow button spray chrysanthemums, solidago, myrtle, green ivy, white Matsumoto asters and pink Leptospermum. Anything For You is a gorgeous spring arrangement with green carnations, peach hypericum, white alstroemeria, peach spray roses and roses, and greenery in a couture vase. Teleflora’s Blossoming Romance is displayed in a unique glass rose vase that is then filled with light pink spray roses, lavender waxflower, greenery, lavender stock and white Asiatic lilies. Teleflora’s Blooming Spring Bouquet is a true delight with white Asiatic lilies and sinuate statice, lavender heather, pink stock and miniature carnations and lavender roses along with dusty miller and seeded and spiral eucalyptus. Peaches and Dreams showcase peach roses, miniature carnations, stock and tulips along with white [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Spring flowers|0 Comments

March is here and with it comes spring, which officially rolls out on Monday, March 20th. Around the same time, there are some special March days, including Plant a Flower Day on Sunday, March 12 Around the same time, there are some special March days, including Plant a Flower Day on Sunday, March 12th, which also happens to be the start of daylight savings time, and St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17th. Soon after that, Easter will be here. In the meantime, it’s the perfect time to start celebrating the early signs of spring with special blooms like the daffodil, which is the official flower of March, not to mention other great spring flowers like tulips. Here are some highlights from our spring flower collection: Here are some highlights from our spring flower collection: Basket Full of Wishes offers yellow spray roses along with Asiatic lilies, carnations, miniature gerberas, alstroemeria, and spray chrysanthemums. All are hand-arranged in an oval basket. Pastel Parade Deluxe is a larger size flower arrangement with a range of spring flowers in pastel hues. Walk in the Garden features a bright floral display with numerous spring flower choices in a garden floral design style. The Sparkling Sunshine Bouquet showcases sunny colors and flowers like alstroemeria, spray roses, and sunflowers along with solidago. Purple Tapestry is a majestic flower arrangement with numerous purple and lavender hues as well as numerous premium blooms. Blossoms in Vogue highlights the beauty of so many flowers like spray roses, bi-color roses, hydrangea and more in a wide cylinder vase that has been lined with leaves for a truly spectacular effect. Come by our Rochester florist location to see more ideas from our spring flower collection and order for all those upcoming special spring days. You can also do custom flower [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Spring flowers|0 Comments

Celebrating Talent on Employee Appreciation Day and International Working Women’s Day

Today, March 3rd, is Employee Appreciation Day around the country, which is a great opportunity to let those talented individuals working for you as employees or freelancers know that you value their talent, effort, and skills. Next week, on Wednesday, March 8th, it’s time to celebrate the female entrepreneur and staff members on International Working Women’s Day. Whether you plan to celebrate today, next week, or some day in-between, consider us the source for fresh, beautiful gifts that express your gratitude. Surprise and delight your team with these gift ideas from our spring collection: Pastel Parade comes in multiple sizes and offers a stunning mix of pastel hues in spring flower varieties to celebrate your staff. Ticket to Paradise is a stunning floral display with lavender roses and hydrangea, hot pink spray roses, purple carnations, heather, fern, and pink miniature callas all arranged in a natural bamboo container. Pink Potpourri Bouquet with Roses comes in a French country pot that contains fresh greenery and flowers like pink roses and spray roses along with alstroemeria. Heart’s Delight showcases a number of gorgeous flowers in a lavender cube vase, including lisianthus, miniature carnations, Matsumoto asters, stock, alstroemeria, carnations, static and spray chrysanthemums in shades of pink, purple, lavender and white. We also offer our custom flower arrangement service so you can design your own gift for your staff. Of course, you may want to think about adding on other gift items to show them an even larger thanks, with our cakes and gift baskets as well as balloons, plants, greeting cards and more. You can order by phone or visit our Rochester flower shop to have gifts hand delivered locally or nationally through our network of florist partners who share our same focus on quality, value, and service. You can also use [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Employee Appreciation Day|0 Comments

Welcome To Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist Serving Rochester and Canandaigua New York We would like to welcome you to our new blog. Rockcastle Florist has been in business since 1951. Our firm operates two floral design centers in the Finger Lakes area. We have one shop at 870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, New York 14612. Our second location is at Canandaigua 100 S Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424. Rockcastle Florist is a family owned and operated floral design firm. The current owners are, Wendy and Keith Rockcastle, pictured above. Rockcastle Florist is one of best known floral brands in the Finger Lakes area. We offer beautiful fresh flowers, gorgeous live green and flowering plants and gifts themed for all occasions.   The Best Sympathy Flowers In Rochester Our sympathy flower collection is superb. We offer beautiful standing funeral flower sprays. They are available in many different colors and themes. Sympathy flower sprays can be designed into wreaths, hearts, floral crosses or traditional standing sprays. In addition to all the great spray options, we also offer a nice selection of casket flowers. Floral casket blankets can be designed using virtually any flower varieties you can think of. Our most popular casket flowers tend to be floral casket blankets made from gorgeous red, pink and lavender Ecuadorian roses.   Gorgeous Ecuadorian Roses Our firm purchases many of the roses we sell, direct from the flower farms. The Ecuadorian roses we sell are some of the most popular in the area. Rockcastle roses have long stems and gorgeous large blooms. Because they come farm-direct, the are really fresh. A fresher product translates directly into longer vase life for our customers. Longer vase means, our customers get to enjoy their fresh cut flower arrangement that much longer. Check out the fabulous rose arrangement pictured to the right. This arrangement comes with several [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Canandaigua Florist, Rochester Florist, Rockcastle Florist|0 Comments

2017 Wedding Trends

Latest Trends In Wedding Flowers Are you lost in planning a 2017 wedding, sinking deeper into the hole of ripping pages from wedding magazines and artfully curating specific pinterest sub categories? Are you unsure how to tell your mom you don’t want her to make your wedding bouquet out of the flowers she is growing in her windowsill? Did you know that you’re supposed to be blissfully happy while engaged instead of watching clumps of your own hair fall out in the shower and wondering how you got so stressed? Yes, this is another wedding blog. However, I encourage you to sit back, take a deep breath, and let an actual florist tell you some realistic yet totally dreamy trends to consider for your upcoming nuptials. I mean, sure, you can let a 16 year old fashion blogger from Los Angeles tell you to braid rose petals into your hand fasting ceremony, but I encourage you to take into consideration advice from a florist when it comes to practical wedding planning. We may not be psychics, but we can look into the future of trends for the year and leave you feeling prepared to feel beautiful on your special day. Textured Botanicals If you’ve been attending weddings for the past 5 years (or just peeking at wedding blogs and quickly minimizing the window when your partner comes in the room) you’ll know that succulents are not breaking news. However, in 2017 succulents are blossoming (ha) from rustic hay bale wedding to textured, cool tone, woodsy-chic. Draped, lush greens paired with subtle cool toned flowers and pops of different sized succulents are used to create dimension and please the eye. Succulents can be safely anchored in handheld bouquets, boutonnieres, crowns, and centerpieces.   The Modern Cascade Most people associate [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Rockcastle Florist, Wedding Flowers|0 Comments