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 cake locally made here in Rochester as well as a special bouquet that offers bright flowers and a celebratory feel.  Sunny Sunflowers Even as the weather starts to change for the fall season with brisk mornings, there are still sunflowers available to add more sunshine and warmth to everyone's day. Choose from a bouquet of just sunflowers with greenery and baby's breath or add sunflowers to any other floral display. Designer's Choice We also offer various types of designer's choice options that leave the floral creation to our incredibly creative team of floral designers. You can participate by sharing preferred colors and flowers as well as selecting a size that fits your budget. Then, our flora designers go to work and make something spectacular for [...]

By |2020-09-28T16:25:13+00:00September 28th, 2020|Bestsellers|0 Comments

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 new heights of artistry. For example, our Fall Fantasia arrangement shows you that fall flowers don't always have to be the same either. This incredible floral design is magnificent and illustrates how adding tropical flowers can really create a stunning statement for your home this fall season. Rustic Charm and Fall Motifs Of course, there is still plenty of room and love for traditional fall looks, including rustic designs that incorporate burlap, leaves, sunflowers, and tin tubs. There are also keepsake ceramic pumpkin containers that display magical centerpieces or floral displays that are perfect to welcome family and friends into your home. Hand-Tied Bouquets We've also added some fall-themed, hand-tied bouquets to our fall collection. These are perfect to hand off to a friend, family [...]

By |2020-09-19T20:52:58+00:00September 16th, 2020|Fall|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.  

By |2020-09-06T21:57:07+00:00September 6th, 2020|School|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-08-28T22:30:35+00:00August 21st, 2020|Gifts|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-08-28T21:37:14+00:00August 18th, 2020|Bestsellers|0 Comments

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.

By |2020-08-12T17:47:16+00:00August 12th, 2020|Gifts|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-08-06T15:07:47+00:00August 6th, 2020|Romance|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 [...]

By |2020-07-12T20:47:58+00:00July 12th, 2020|Summer flowers|0 Comments

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.  

By |2020-07-01T21:59:58+00:00July 5th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

Celebrate Father’s Day with Flowers, Plants, and Gifts from Rockcastle!

Father's Day is just over a week away on Sunday, June 21st. Are you ready to spoil Dad for the day? While you may not be able to do all the things you planned, you can adapt the celebration to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Plus, you can pile on the gifts to show Dad how much you appreciate him and what he has always done for you. Our Father's Day collection is packed with great ideas for all types of Dads and interests. From flowers and plants to keepsake containers and gift baskets, there is so much to choose from made for every budget. Nostalgia If your Dad loves cars, trucks, boats, and/or trailers, we've put together a range of keepsake ceramic containers that replicate some of the most nostalgic cars and trucks, including the Chevy and Ford pickup trucks and the Chevy Camaro. We also have a retro trailer and a boat container. Each of these can hold a beautiful floral display or a plant-focused design with succulents, blooming plants, and green plants. The choice is yours. Also, ask us to use one of these containers with a custom floral or plant design that you make with our floral design team. Long-Lasting Gifts Our selection of green and blooming plants as well as succulents give Dad something from you to enjoy for months to come. With just a little water and light, our fresh plant gifts are the gifts that keep on giving. With so many decorator containers, the plants will look great in Dad's office, study, or even man cave. Gift Baskets Tempt Dad with some yummy gift basket options. We have gourmet food options along with a basket stuffed with fresh seasonal fruit and gift baskets. Many products include local goodies from our small business [...]

By |2020-06-13T15:22:28+00:00June 13th, 2020|Father's Day|0 Comments

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