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 [...]
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. To celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30th, start with our "Just Because" collection is an ideal place to start offered in our Rochester flower shop and Canandaigua florist location as well as through our website. Here are some examples that you can gift your friends: Rebel Heart Bouquet Show your dear friends some love with this stunning bouquet. The floral design includes pink hydrangea, pink gerbera daisies, two-toned orange roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a unique glass vase. Starry Nights Bouquet Inspired by Van Gogh's timeless painting, this incredible flower arrangement combines blue delphinium, bright yellow roses, yellow mums, and blue hydrangea. It's a feast for the eyes and a thoughtful gift for a special friend. View From High Falls Bouquet Brighten your friend's day with this gorgeous floral display that showcases lavender roses, green cymbidium orchids, and spiral eucalyptus. Your friend is sure to smile. Ontario Beach Bouquet Celebrate your friendship with this glass cube vase full of cymbidium orchids, hot pink gerbera daisies, peach roses, and green hydrangeas. Of course, we also have green plants, flowering plants, garden baskets, gift baskets, and other special gifts to celebrate International Friendship Day. Come check these out and order today!
Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist In Rochester New York Administrative professionals week is right around the corner. Some of the hardest working folks at your firm are your secretaries and admin folks. These people often toil in anonymity, but, contribute in a huge way to the success of the companies they work form. This is the time of year when we have the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous contributions. Have you purchase a gift for your admin, admin team, or virtual admin yet? If not, we encourage you to visit our website and look at all the great flowers, plants and occasion themed gifts we have available. Administrative Professionals Week is April 22nd through April 26th along with Administrative Professionals Day on April 24th. Our Rochester flower shop has a collection of thoughtful gifts for your admins like these: Bubbling Over Bouquet This gift for an admin offers a stunning bouquet that includes pink roses and lavender flowers like carnations, alstroemeria, and chrysanthemums that are displayed in a bubble-textured pink glass vase with a metallic finish. There are also seeded eucalyptus and lemon leaf. Burlap Chic Bouquet Burlap Chic Bouquet is an exclusive floral design that has sunflowers, orange roses, yellow roses, and a mix of seasonal flowers and greenery. These are arranged in a cylindrical vase with a burlap wrap. Highland Park Sunset Give your admin this gorgeous flower arrangement made of hot pink roses, green cymbidium orchids, orange mini roses, and succulent cuts. These are all arranged in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Spring Has Sprung Mixed Basket Your admin will enjoy displaying this garden basket on their desk or a table for years to come with just minimal maintenance. The round wicker basket has a purple African violet, yellow begonia, pink kalanchoe, and white hypoestes. Gourmet Basket This gift basket [...]
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 [...]
The second week of August is designated as National Smile Week. It's a positive way to encourage kindness and thoughtfulness about those around us whether we know them or not. It doesn't take much to smile or even make someone else smile. One way to bring the smiles is by giving flowers. These natural gifts all make us happy. They brighten our day with color and beauty. Here are some great floral gift ideas available from our Rochester flower shop and website: Summer Daydream Bouquet A cobalt blue vase holds a bright array of seasonal summer flowers and greenery in primary colors. Uptown Bouquet This stunning bouquet offers bold colors and premium flowers all designed to add cheer to your loved one's life. Sunshine in the South Wedge A green cube vase tied with a yellow polka-dot ribbon holds a mix of white daisies and yellow spray roses. Burlap Chic Bouquet This is one of our newest bouquets for summer. It has sunflowers and other seasonal blooms in a container that has been wrapped with burlap for a rustic feel. Grins and Giggles Bouquet This bright and colorful bouquet offers daisies, spray roses, and carnations in a keepsake smiley face mug. Be Happy Bouquet with Roses! This flower arrangement also features a keepsake smiley face mug. However, there are many more roses in this arrangement along with other cheerful seasonal stems. Your Sweet Smile by Teleflora A cylinder vase holds white and yellow seasonal blooms along with greenery designed to make someone smile. It's a bright and bold way to show you care. Order today through our Rochester flower shop. You can also create a custom flower arrangement that you know will make that special friend smile. Call us today to make an appointment with our floral design team.
July is chock full of special days that are cause for celebration. In fact, many of these special July days focus on celebrating special members of the family. These include Parent's Day on July 22nd, Cousin's Day on July 24th, Aunt and Uncle Day on July 26th, and Father-in-Law Day on July 30th. At our Rochester flower shop and through our website, we offer numerous gifts that make it easy to let all these family members know you are thinking of them on their special days as well as the whole year round. Here are some examples: Cookie Basket This cookie basket includes six assorted six-inch cookies. Gourmet Basket Premium This sweet and savory food gift includes cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts, and candy. It comes in a natural basket that makes a great keepsake. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Premium This 14-inch ceramic planter is filled with colorful blooming plants and green plants, making a great gift for the green thumb in the family. Succulent Garden Succulents are extremely low maintenance and are a perfect gift that creates an indoor garden. This succulent garden features a combination of plants in a twelve-inch container. Three Cheers For You! A cobalt blue vase is filled with a bold mix of colorful seasonal flowers and greenery. Flower City Galley Bouquet This is a bright and charming way to show your love to a special family member. It features a mix of gorgeous blooms. Bright Blooms Bouquet This bouquet features magenta, orange, and yellow hues. There are orange gerbera daisies, magenta stock, and yellow button mums in a fuschia glass vase. Bohemian Blue Bouquet This stunning floral design offers Asiatic lilies, ornamental grasses, white moonstone roses, and green cymbidium orchids. Classic Cactus Garden This unique dish garden has one tall cactus that is surrounded by shorter varieties of cactus [...]
Rochester teachers work so hard for our kids that this is the time to show them just how much we love what they do. Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner from May 7th to May 11th and Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8th. We have special gifts for Rochester teachers at our Rochester flower shop that you can order in-person, by phone, or online through our website like these ideas: Garden Delights This garden-style bouquet is presented in a bamboo box. Seasonal flowers come in hues like hot pink and lime green. It's perfect to display on a desk. Splendid Surprise by Teleflora Give your favorite teacher this bouquet that includes green miniature hydrangea and lavender roses arranged in a fuchsia cube. You're A Gem Bouquet This is a dazzling floral bouquet of roses and lilies in gemstone shades displayed in a violet Couture vase. It makes a truly elegant teacher gift. Uptown Bouquet This is a stunning flower arrangement of roses arranged in hedgerow fashion. Colors depend upon availability. It's finished off with plenty of green accents. Imperial Purple Orchid This is a long-lasting flowering plant that is sure to catch everyone's eye. This one is purple, but we may have other colors available, too. It's displayed in a bamboo container. Other Teacher Gifts Besides these flower arrangements and bouquets, you can choose from green plants, flowering plants, gift baskets, and special seasonal items now available. We also can do custom flower arrangements for teachers. Contact us today to place your order for Teacher Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!
October is a busy month. Besides Halloween on October 31st, there is Bosses Day on October 16th, Bosses Week (October 16th-21st), Sweetest Day on October 21st, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 22nd. That may seem like a lot but we can help you make fast work of your gift shopping. That's because we have a wide array of gift types and price points that can match all your gift-giving needs for those special people in Rochester and across the country. Here are some gift ideas to get you started: On Bosses Day and Bosses Week, it's time to thank them for the leadership, direction, experience, and trust they give you. We have a selection of flowers for those male and female bosses out there as well as orchid plants, green plants, and even a lucky bamboo plant to bring them good fortune. The Sweetest Day is a time to show kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness to others. You can send flowers, a gift basket, or plant with a personalized note that shows you care. It is bound to make the recipient's day! Your Mother-in-Law is there to help and support you and the family. Show her just how much you value that with a beautiful gift like roses or luxurious flower arrangement. She will be sure to be touched by your kind gesture. Then, there is our personal favorite: Halloween. We love the fall season with all the dramatic colors and range of textures. Our fall flower collection has something for everyone, including those arrangements that make great gifts and others that serve as decor. We even have some fun Halloween flower arrangements. For example, Spooky Sweet is a web bouquet of fall flowers that is topped with a big fuzzy spider. The Trick or Treat Bouquet includes a Halloween vase [...]
Our Rochester flower shop is doing our share to help our local community spread the word about breast cancer awareness during this month dedicated to such a cause. We are proud to be assisting with numerous pink flower arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets for breast cancer awareness events, remembrance ceremonies, and thoughtful gifts for loved ones. If you are thinking about gifting a loved one who has won or currently fighting breast cancer, then consider these pink flower arrangement ideas: Passionate Pink Garden Arrangement Arranged in a classical urn, this flower arrangement makes a grand and inspirational statement. It includes pink peonies, roses, lilies, and asters. Lavish Love Bouquet with Long Stemmed Red Roses This flower arrangement combines beautiful red and pink flowers that show your love for the recipient. Pink Potpourri Bouquet with Roses This stunning arrangement includes an array of flowers, including premium roses, in many shades of pink. It's a sweet and beautiful way to let someone know you are thinking of them. Heavenly Heights Bouquet This is a pretty basket of pink flowers that offers a message of remembrance or encouragement. Glorious Day This shows your friendship, love, and hope for a breast cancer survivor or fighter. It combines yellow and pink flowers to symbolize those bonds of friendship. She's Lovely This is a powerful package of pink inspiration in a small basket. It is a great idea for local breast cancer awareness events to decorate tables and give away to guests. Pink Grace Bouquet This is a way to celebrate those loved ones that are battling breast cancer or that have won. It is an inspirational bouquet that provides beauty and love all in one container. There's no time like today to order flowers for breast cancer awareness month. Whether your loved ones are here in Rochester or they [...]