Thanksgiving is a holiday that calls for celebration. It's a time where family and friends spend more time together, and it's an opportunity to reflect on what we are all grateful for. This year has not been busy, but we can all agree that, through it all, we have those special people around us that have provided kind words, something to make us laugh, or even some other type of tangible support. This year's Thanksgiving might be different for some of us, but we can still make memories with special Thanksgiving flowers or delicious treats that we can enjoy together or to send to those that can't be with us. Or, if it's us that can't join in the festivities, there are many ways we can send our thoughts and love to be there in spirit. Centerpieces Send a Thanksgiving centerpiece that matches your loved one's preferences. From tropical to traditional and modern to rustic, we have a wide range of ideas to help add to the Thanksgiving ambiance. Some have taper candles or a hurricane pillar candle while others come in rustic boxes, galvanized tins, or burlap vases or resemble a cornucopia. Your recipient will be sure to love the floral sentiment you select and make them feel your presence even if you can't be there this year. Plants and Bouquets You can also opt for a hand-tied bouquet or cube vase so your recipient can brighten another room in their house besides the Thanksgiving table. Our floral designers can create something for you as a custom Thanksgiving floral gift or as part of their designer exclusives collection. Of course, don't rule out sending a long-lasting seasonal plant that reminds your recipient of you for months to come! From green indoor plants to colorful Crotons to seasonal blooming plants [...]
Rockcastle Florist Local Same Day & Express Flower Delivery Ever feel like your world has been turned upside down? The past 3 weeks have really felt that way to many of us in the Rochester and Canandaigua area. Just a few weeks ago, our floral design centers were open to the public for in-store shopping. Now they are temporarily closed to the public, while we do our part to help protect the health of our employees and Finger Lakes area families. At this point, we are still able to accept orders via phone and through our Rockcastle Florist Website. Our delivery staff can still provide local same day delivery. We also offer a great no touch delivery option as well. Meaning, customers who prefer that we leave the arrangement on the doorstep can be accommodated. It has been interesting to see that many customers have actually opted for the no touch service. In the event a customer does opt for no touch delivery, we do make an concerted effort to notify them by phone when the delivery has been accomplished. We have spoken with quite a few customers over the past few weeks. They really seem to long for the day when they could come in and shop at one of our beautiful flower shops. We offer a wide array of occasion themed gifts that have always been very popular. Many enjoyed the opportunity to shop, while they waited for one of our expert designers to custom design a gorgeous fresh flower arrangement for them. We want you to know this. The team at Rockcastle Florist really misses you too! We can't wait for the day when we can welcome you back into our flower shops and greet you with a warm smile and a hug. Ok, so maybe a social [...]
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 [...]
Now that Daylight Savings time has arrived and the official start of spring is just around the corner, it's time for our Rochester flower shop to prepare for the season. Up first are two special March days that can be enhanced with floral decor: Plant a Flower Day on March 12th (that's today!) and St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. Here are some options to decorate your home and office as well as to give as gifts to brighten other's day: Luck of the Irish Bouquet Get into the spirit of green for St. Patrick's Day with this bouquet that offers green hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and other green flowers arranged in a green glass cube. Saint Paddy's Day Delight This St. Patrick's Day arrangement offers green hydrangea and roses accent in a green glass cube. Kiss Me I'm Irish Garden Another option to go green is with a garden gift. This one contains shamrock and ivy in a white-washed wooden box with a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" sign. Green-Eyed Girl Bouquet A green glass cube is filled with white roses as well as green carnations and mums, creating a festive look for St. Patrick's Day. View From High Falls Bouquet This spring flower arrangement is ideal for Plant a Flower Day or any day for that matters. It has lavender roses, green cymbidium orchids, and spiral eucalyptus. Come visit our Rochester flower shop to see these bouquets and others. You can also order by calling or visiting our website.
February 28th is officially known as Floral Design Day across the country. It's a day where florists celebrate artistry and recognize their talented floral designers for creativity and the ingenuity to create floral masterpieces that match what customers are looking for as decor, gifts, events, and weddings. And, it's no different for us here at our Rochester flower shop where we celebrate the talent of our floral design team every day. To give you some examples, here are some floral designs that customers love, which has led to these flower arrangements being featured in our bestseller collection: Beautiful in Blue - A Best Seller This serene floral design combines blue and white flowers to create a special arrangement that is ideal to provide consolation to a loved one who has experienced loss. Excellent Day In Rochester This flower arrangement offers a bright and cheerful design that makes it a great choice for a birthday or other celebration as well as a "just because" gift. The floral design includes sunflowers, lilies, and roses. Burlap Chic Bouquet Filled with sunflowers as well as orange and yellow roses, this rustic floral design comes in a cylindrical vase that has been wrapped with burlap. It's a great decor piece or a special gift for a friend. Chosen Spot Sunset Named after our beautiful Canandaigua Lake region, this floral design showcases coral gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a keepsake glass cube. Plants Count, Too However, it's not just flowers that get recognized as a natural way to express creativity. Green and blooming plants can also be styled to create a stunning masterpiece like these two bestsellers: Succulent Garden 12 This large succulent garden offers color and texture as well as a garden that is very low maintenance. Classic Cactus Garden Deluxe [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]