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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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Find the Freshest Romance Awareness Month Flowers and Plants at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Floris offers the best selection of beautiful farm fresh flowers, plants and occasion themed gifts in Rochester and Canandaigua. You will be amazed with our stunning floral products and customer service when you shop in store or online with Rockcastle Florist. This is a great time to celebrate Romance Awareness Month. Our award-winning Floral Design team specializes in creating the most thoughtful, romantic and fresh Flower and Plant arrangements in Rochester NY. Our arrangements are always a well-received gift option for Romance Awareness Month. Why not purchase a beautiful Green Plant or Flower arrangement from Rockcastle Florist and impress that someone special? Interesting, while Valentine's Day is often the only the primary day we think of as a day of romance, Romance Awareness Month each August provides a middle year reminder that romance should always be top of mind. Rockcastle Florist and our creative Floral Designers are standing by to help you select Romance Awareness Month Flowers and Plants. August is often related to being extremely warm, last minute summer vacations and starting to get ready for back [...]

International Day of Friendship is a Perfect Time to Connect by Sending Rockcastle Florist Stunning Flowers

Rockcastle Florist offers local express flower delivery for Lakeville New York The International Day of Friendship is celebrated in Summer each year during July. This year it is observed on July 30th.  It is a great time to purchase International Day of Friendship Flowers. The best place to find thoughtful, beautiful and fresh flower arrangements, professionally prepared is Rockcastle Florist. Our talented floral designers create flower arrangements that are spectacular and guaranteed to make your friends feel appreciated. This day was designated to be a memorable occasion of thoughtfulness and mutual understanding. It has become a popular worldwide event.  Most would agree that there is a sizable amount of diversity in this world regarding cultures and beliefs. Having an Internationally recognized day for people to stop, celebrate and promote understanding in human differences is valuable. The main purpose of this day is to help all of us appreciate the differences in our cultures and try to unite. In addition to sending beautiful flowers, there are other International Day of Friendship activities that can be enjoyable.  [...]

Delight Your Mom and Dad on National Parents’ Day with Fresh Rockcastle Florist Flowers

Rockcastle Florist is your local Kendall, New York florist If you want to be prepared to honor mom and dad on this National Parent's Day, order your fresh flowers from Rockcastle Florist. Parents are honored annually on the fourth Sunday in July. This year, in 2022, the meaningful holiday named National Parents' Day is July 24th. A caring and loving time when we can all pay a tribute to our parents for their sacrifices while raising us and preparing us to go out into the world. We honor parents as a never-failing support system we count on and therefore we know they deserve to be recognized with National Parents' Day Flowers. Of course, the best florist in Rochester to shop for flowers is Rockcastle Florist. Our Floral Designers have prepared caring bouquets and arrangements that will delight any mom or dad. On this day each year, numerous like-minded civic organizers gather nationwide to prepare celebrations to commemorate parents everywhere. This has been a tradition since 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution that [...]

Now is the Time to Contact Rockcastle Florist if You Need Wedding Flowers in the Upcoming Months

Rockcastle Florist is the best choice for wedding flowers in Finger Lakes area The snowball effect of the pandemic in early 2020 had an impact on many things including causing US Florists difficulties in receiving timely and complete flower orders from flower farms. If you are needing to have Wedding Flowers in the next 6-9 months, we strongly recommend that you start wedding planning with a florist as soon as possible.  Rockcastle Florist is the premier florist in Rochester NY area. One of our many specialties is the floral planning of elegant weddings. The flower shortage facing all florists is a combination of several factors. One thing is evident and that is most florists in the US and beyond are feeling the pressure. All are doing their very best to find ways to continue servicing their client base in the best way possible. At Rockcastle Florist, we have a professional team of wedding planning experts and designers that create stunning flower bouquets. We would be honored and delighted to get started with you in planning your [...]

Beautiful and Fresh Office Plants are Available at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist dish gardens and live green plants will last for years, assuming they are properly cared for Have you happened to notice the popularity of Office Plants when you visit businesses? Today, you often will find plants and flowers as an important part of the office decor. That is largely due to owners and managers understanding the benefits of Office Plants and Flowers for employees and customers. Rockcastle Florist has a wide selection of Fresh Plants and Flowers that are great for any office environment. Most often, it makes people feel that having plants and flowers in the office is like having a little piece of nature indoors. Most people enjoy nature, and this brings a feeling of peace and serenity to an otherwise hectic and demanding environment. Let's look at a list of the actual benefits many studies have shown are derived from having plants and flowers in the office. Increased Office Comfort - We spend many hours working in our offices. Basically, many waking hours. Plants can help the physical atmosphere by [...]

4th of July Flowers are Sparkling and Festive at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist The talented Rockcastle Florist floral design team has worked diligently to ensure that you are fully prepared to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with your family and friends. When you purchase fresh, colorful and patriotic 4th of July Flowers from Rockcastle Florist, you will be purchasing the best flowers in the Finger Lakes area. Our flowers are fresh, beautiful and created with a sense of celebration for every occasion. They will make your home festive both inside and outside by creating a patriotic and proud atmosphere. There are many varieties of the patriotic Red, White and Blue Flowers to choose from. Below are some varieties of flowers that seem to be among the most popular for this holiday. All of these go well with outdoor 4th of July picnics or inside the home to add color and freshness. The flowers can also be placed on the front porch to make for a wonderful curb appeal to display your patriotism. As you browse in store on the Rockcastle Florist state of the art website, [...]

 

 

 

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Find the Freshest Romance Awareness Month Flowers and Plants at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Floris offers the best selection of beautiful farm fresh flowers, plants and occasion themed gifts in Rochester and Canandaigua. You will be amazed with our stunning floral products and customer service when you shop in store or online with Rockcastle Florist. This is a great time to celebrate Romance Awareness Month. Our award-winning Floral Design team specializes in creating the most thoughtful, romantic and fresh Flower and Plant arrangements in Rochester NY. Our arrangements are always a well-received gift option for Romance Awareness Month. Why not purchase a beautiful Green Plant or Flower arrangement from Rockcastle Florist and impress that someone special? Interesting, while Valentine's Day is often the only the primary day we think of as a day of romance, Romance Awareness Month each August provides a middle year reminder that romance should always be top of mind. Rockcastle Florist and our creative Floral Designers are standing by to help you select Romance Awareness Month Flowers and Plants. August is often related to being extremely warm, last minute summer vacations and starting to get ready for back to school. But did you know that it is considering by some sources to be the most romantic month of the year? Therefore, it is commonly referred to as Romance Awareness Month. This concept was actually conceived because August is six months after February which as we all know touts Valentine's Day. Arguably the most romantic day of the year. So again, this helps to keep Romance awareness high for the entire year. If you are looking for other romantic activities in addition to giving beautiful Rockcastle Florist plants and flowers, below are a few unique ideas. Often it is easy to forget that sometimes it is the simple things that mean the most. Sweets for the sweet. Surprise your special someone with their very favorite desert. Take time to talk to one another and share perhaps their favorite trait that you just love. Most importantly, while you are talking be sure to use what some call the language of love. In other words, use language that refers to quality time, affirmation, physical touch, acts of service and receiving gifts. How romantic an evening stroll can be? Of course, it is August so perhaps wait until sunset and bring water or some other healthy cold beverage. Almost everyone enjoys a good movie. Pick the style you and your special one enjoys and then go to the theatre or rent a movie at home. If you are a good writer, create a love letter or poem and leave it where they will find it. Are you a pretty good cook? If so, delight your sweetie with their favorite home cooked meal. You do not have to go to a loud concert or night club. Quiet time together can be very peaceful and renewing.   Strawberry Fields Bouquet Loads of pink in this summer design exclusive to Rockcastle Florist. Our modern keepsake planter is one of our most popular pieces.   Rockcastle Florist Romance Awareness Month [...]

International Day of Friendship is a Perfect Time to Connect by Sending Rockcastle Florist Stunning Flowers

Rockcastle Florist offers local express flower delivery for Lakeville New York The International Day of Friendship is celebrated in Summer each year during July. This year it is observed on July 30th.  It is a great time to purchase International Day of Friendship Flowers. The best place to find thoughtful, beautiful and fresh flower arrangements, professionally prepared is Rockcastle Florist. Our talented floral designers create flower arrangements that are spectacular and guaranteed to make your friends feel appreciated. This day was designated to be a memorable occasion of thoughtfulness and mutual understanding. It has become a popular worldwide event.  Most would agree that there is a sizable amount of diversity in this world regarding cultures and beliefs. Having an Internationally recognized day for people to stop, celebrate and promote understanding in human differences is valuable. The main purpose of this day is to help all of us appreciate the differences in our cultures and try to unite. In addition to sending beautiful flowers, there are other International Day of Friendship activities that can be enjoyable.  Several governments, individuals, and community interest groups work to schedule events that are designed to create or renew friendships within their communities and extending outside of their communities.  Parades displaying multiple country flags followed by music festivals hosted by multi-cultural bands are commonplace. If you are looking for some fun things to do on International Day of Friendship, below are a few ideas you can encourage children to do. Create a book filled with photos and stories about your special friendships. Create a big poster symbolizing all of the values of friendship. Make goodie baskets filled with special treats and give them to friends. Make homemade friendship bracelets The kids can create a friendship class book. Have kids write about what a friend means. Ask the kids to share stories about friends and try to find common things. Teaching children early about the value of friendship and accepting differences is important. However, adults can get to together with friends and create strong friendship bonds as well. Let's face it, the world we live in today possesses an elevated level of miscommunications, mistreatment, lack of trust, discrimination, and cultural discord. The value of a day like International Day of Friendship can go a long way to minimizing those issues. Peace in our global society, while difficult to obtain is still a worthy pursuit.  The United Nations can be thanked for introducing International Day of Friendship in 2011. They experience every day the value of building bridges among cultures, countries, and even ideologies. As far as simple things adults can do to foster better friendships, below are a few ideas: Share a meal - If you have not seen friends in a while and want to reconnect, planning a lunch, dinner or happy hour can be a great start. Do it in the name of International Day of Friendship to add meaning to the occasion. Attend a community cultural celebration - Nothing says I want to make [...]

Delight Your Mom and Dad on National Parents’ Day with Fresh Rockcastle Florist Flowers

Rockcastle Florist is your local Kendall, New York florist If you want to be prepared to honor mom and dad on this National Parent's Day, order your fresh flowers from Rockcastle Florist. Parents are honored annually on the fourth Sunday in July. This year, in 2022, the meaningful holiday named National Parents' Day is July 24th. A caring and loving time when we can all pay a tribute to our parents for their sacrifices while raising us and preparing us to go out into the world. We honor parents as a never-failing support system we count on and therefore we know they deserve to be recognized with National Parents' Day Flowers. Of course, the best florist in Rochester to shop for flowers is Rockcastle Florist. Our Floral Designers have prepared caring bouquets and arrangements that will delight any mom or dad. On this day each year, numerous like-minded civic organizers gather nationwide to prepare celebrations to commemorate parents everywhere. This has been a tradition since 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution that effectively created National Parents' Day. President Clinton wisely felt it was important to publicly recognize the supporting role all parents play in the rearing of their children. In addition to beautiful and heartfelt flowers from Rockcastle Florist, you can also show kindness by doing other things. For example, you can set up a backyard picnic for the family, have fun spending time researching family genealogy, do some baking with mom and then most importantly simply say thank you to mom and dad for all of the wonderful memories and sacrifices. All of these will go a long way to making National Parents' Day very special. At some point in many adolescent lives, teenagers may feel like their parents are out of touch.  As we look back on lessons learned and sacrifices given from parents, it is easy to see that they really did understand and were very wise. This gives us the perfect way to celebrate a holiday. Perhaps you could arrange a small gathering for a Parents' Day party. Bring out some of your favorite photos and cook their favorite foods. They will have a good time and so will you. Not to mention you will make a new lasting memory. We do not remember the loving care of long nights where our parents stayed up rocking us back to sleep. If you have kids or grand kids, you no doubt grasp the full personal sacrifice of sleep deprivation. And how many times when you needed a friend and unconditional love did you seek advice from a parent regarding problems at school or just in general? So, on this upcoming National Parents' Day, find a special way to reach out to your mom and dad. Our wonderful and talented floral designers are eager to assist with the most caring flowers you will find. We invite you to browse in store or online at Rockcastle Florist.com and find the perfect Flower Bouquet for National Parent's Day. [...]

Now is the Time to Contact Rockcastle Florist if You Need Wedding Flowers in the Upcoming Months

Rockcastle Florist is the best choice for wedding flowers in Finger Lakes area The snowball effect of the pandemic in early 2020 had an impact on many things including causing US Florists difficulties in receiving timely and complete flower orders from flower farms. If you are needing to have Wedding Flowers in the next 6-9 months, we strongly recommend that you start wedding planning with a florist as soon as possible.  Rockcastle Florist is the premier florist in Rochester NY area. One of our many specialties is the floral planning of elegant weddings. The flower shortage facing all florists is a combination of several factors. One thing is evident and that is most florists in the US and beyond are feeling the pressure. All are doing their very best to find ways to continue servicing their client base in the best way possible. At Rockcastle Florist, we have a professional team of wedding planning experts and designers that create stunning flower bouquets. We would be honored and delighted to get started with you in planning your wedding. Flower Supply Challenges Environmental Changes - Climates in some regions where flowers are grown have changed. In South America, they are reporting colder nights and more rainfall which has negatively affected flower production. Then domestically, many farms are located in California which as we know has been suffering from severe drought conditions. Rockcastle Bridal Bouquets Global Pandemic - We all understand the impact this horrific event had worldwide. This 2020 event snowballed into effecting many different industries including Wholesale Flower Growers. Many had to shut down farms due to quarantine requirements. This in turn resulted in laying off many workers and destroying tons of flowers. Some farms have not reopened and appear to have gone out of business. Breaking it down further to real numbers, the National Association of Wholesale Distributors reported that there were 5.64 million employed in the US floral industry at the end of December 2020. That equates to 247,717 jobs lost between 2019 and 2020. That is the lowest level of floral industry employment in the past seven years. Then furthering the problem was the reduced number of flowers that were grown. Increased Number of Weddings - There is a huge increase in the number of weddings. Many were postponed due to the Pandemic. The U.S. Wedding Report study reported that in 2021 there were an estimated 1.93 million weddings scheduled. That number for 2022 has climbed to 2.47 million. This increase in the demand for wedding flowers coupled with the supply issues is making the problem worse. Foreign Political Pressures - In many parts of the world there are political unrest matters. This is true in Ecuador which is a major supplier of wholesale flowers. There are many protests that have blocked major transportation routes. Numerous flower farms are unable or finding it difficult to transport their flowers to shippers. Consequently, due to these issues, even though people have gotten back to normal and begun planning events [...]

Beautiful and Fresh Office Plants are Available at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist dish gardens and live green plants will last for years, assuming they are properly cared for Have you happened to notice the popularity of Office Plants when you visit businesses? Today, you often will find plants and flowers as an important part of the office decor. That is largely due to owners and managers understanding the benefits of Office Plants and Flowers for employees and customers. Rockcastle Florist has a wide selection of Fresh Plants and Flowers that are great for any office environment. Most often, it makes people feel that having plants and flowers in the office is like having a little piece of nature indoors. Most people enjoy nature, and this brings a feeling of peace and serenity to an otherwise hectic and demanding environment. Let's look at a list of the actual benefits many studies have shown are derived from having plants and flowers in the office. Increased Office Comfort - We spend many hours working in our offices. Basically, many waking hours. Plants can help the physical atmosphere by controlling such things as humidity. Plants have the ability to either add moisture or reduce moisture depending on the variety. Office Appearance - Companies, especially ones that have clients onsite for visits, want to have an attractive office space on display. Plants can make clients and employees feel more welcome when they enter the building. Better Creativity - Depending on the type of the business, certain offices have to have a constant sense of creativity. For example, a marketing company needs people to come up with sales ideas. Studies have shown that plants offer that feeling of being close to nature which in turn can spark more creative thinking. Increased Happiness - Sometimes an emotion like happiness is underrated. Most everyone would prefer to feel happy while they are working hard. Often the presence of plants creates a sense of happiness which changes the mood of the office. In addition, happier employees generally do not leave to join another company. Turnover is expensive. Improved Acoustics - Studies have shown that offices with plants and flowers are less noisy. Plants actually have shown to have the ability to absorb some sound. We all know how distracting excessive noise can be when you are trying to focus on an assignment for talk on the phone with a customer. Managing Stress - Offices can be stressful with the phones, emails, deadlines and interactions people are tasked with. Introducing some lovely plants and flowers to the workplace can and will help employees contend with the pressure packed environment. Happier and less stressed-out employees can lead to more productivity, satisfied customers and less turnover. In addition, studies have indicated that the fresh scents of certain plants can actually increase the ability to focus.   Desktop Monstera Plant Your favorite plant person is going to love this gift. Send this fun monstera plant in a modern ceramic planter, perfect for the desk or on the floor to accent the space. This item [...]

4th of July Flowers are Sparkling and Festive at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist The talented Rockcastle Florist floral design team has worked diligently to ensure that you are fully prepared to celebrate the Independence Day holiday with your family and friends. When you purchase fresh, colorful and patriotic 4th of July Flowers from Rockcastle Florist, you will be purchasing the best flowers in the Finger Lakes area. Our flowers are fresh, beautiful and created with a sense of celebration for every occasion. They will make your home festive both inside and outside by creating a patriotic and proud atmosphere. There are many varieties of the patriotic Red, White and Blue Flowers to choose from. Below are some varieties of flowers that seem to be among the most popular for this holiday. All of these go well with outdoor 4th of July picnics or inside the home to add color and freshness. The flowers can also be placed on the front porch to make for a wonderful curb appeal to display your patriotism. As you browse in store on the Rockcastle Florist state of the art website, we welcome any questions or assistance that you may need. Bright and Bold Red Flower Varieties Red Roses - With their fresh perfume scent and brilliant red color, these always make for a great flower arrangement inside the home or on a patio table. Zinnias - These flowers offer the perfect shade of red to accent the 4th of July. They do come in other colors as well. Impatiens - If you have an area of your porch or patio that stays in full shade much of the time, Impatiens are the right flower for that spot. They also have a brilliant red color that is perfect for the 4th of July. Geraniums - This variety of flower really shows up for summer with large and hearty blooms. They absolutely love sun so are great as outdoor poolside or patio decorations. They do require frequent watering and must be allowed to drain. They come in a vivid red shade but also come in white. Gerbera Daisy - Daisies have one of the best shades of bright red to compliment the 4th of July. They make any flowerpot standout with a cheery red hue, but they are also not easy to maintain. Bright and Bold White Flower Varieties Shasta Daisy - Much like the Gerbera these are not always easy to maintain but they do add a beautiful shade of white perfect for any 4th of July display. If the yellow center does not bother you, these make plentiful blooms and are considered to be somewhat of a trendy flower. Annabelle hydrangea - These flowers are not difficult to grow.  The Annabelle hydrangeas are very beautiful and offer very large clusters of small flowers. This creates the perfect volume of white color for a 4th of July flowerpot or container decoration. Queen Anne’s Lace - Place these with other flowers that thrive best in full sun. Their delicate lacy white color is the perfect accent filler [...]

Rockcastle Florist offers a Beautiful Collection of Summer Flowers and Plants

Rockcastle Florist offers a tremendous Designer Collection of Summer Themed Floral Arrangements The award-winning Floral Designers at Rockcastle Florist are standing by to help you celebrate the start of summer season on June 21st with stunning Summer Flowers and Plants.  Our arrangements are great for inside your home and outside on your patio. Flowers and Plants are a great way to get into the spirit of the season and to make your home beautiful. Benefit from our Smile back Rewards Loyalty Program! The Rockcastle Florist team is continually creating festive and amazing arrangements to help you celebrate Summer and all occasions!  Flowers make every summertime celebration better.  Whether you are taking your party to the lake, lounging by your backyard pool or serving dinner on the patio with your favorite music, visit us at Rockcastle Florist to purchase your flowers. They will surely add that special elegance to your home. While summer is clearly the hottest of the four seasons, for many people it is their favorite time of year. A time for summer breaks from school, vacations with family and many outside activities.  In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is defined as the months of June, July and August. However, in the Southern Hemisphere summer occurs during the months of December, January and February. The summer solstice is the moment the Sun travels its greatest distance through the sky. This day of course has the most daylight of any other day in the year and therefore referred to by many as the longest day of the year. This actually marks the beginning of the astronomical summer, but we have already felt the warmer temperatures of summer for several weeks. July is typically the hottest day of the year because there is about a one-month lag between the solstice and the hottest temperatures. As you shop for summer flowers and plants, below are some popular varieties to consider: Lavender - A perennial plant the Lavender does best in a garden setting. It requires mostly sun. Canna - The Canna is a tropical flower that blooms all summer. They cannot survive the cold of winter, so they have to be stored inside and replanted in the spring. Salvia - The Salvia is a fragrant flower that pollinators love. It has flowers that are pink, purple and white. Sunflowers - These are beautiful in a vase. Our Sunflowers are shipping directly from growers and are picked before insects or other conditions have caused any damage. Daisies - The Daisy Flower is long lasting and a family member of the Chrysanthemum. There are many varieties and colors. Daisies make great bouquets and look nice in a garden. Roses - There are countless varieties of roses. Our roses are fresh and beautiful. Nothing smells better than a fresh rose bouquet inside or on the patio. Daylily - Flowers of the Daylily come in several colors and have ruffled petals. They require full sun. Cuphea - Frequently referred to as the firecracker plant, the Cuphea is [...]

Join the “Smileback Rewards Loyalty Program” at Rockcastle Florist and shop for Father’s Day Floral Gifts

Rockcastle Florist This June 19th is the exciting and fun holiday of Father's Day. Time to spoil dear old dad.  Make sure you are gift ready by shopping with Rockcastle Florist for fresh and festive Father's Day Floral Gifts.  We have multiple varieties of flowers and plants that are popular for Father's Day. Flowers are a wonderful gift for dad. However, if you would prefer a Green or Flowering Plant, we offer an excellent selection designed just for Father's Day. In addition, benefit from our Smileback Rewards Loyalty Program! you will receive Reward Points when you shop with Rockcastle Florist. Father's Day Short History In 1915, a member of the Lions Club introduced the concept of Father's Day. The preference was for the day to occur on the third Sunday in June. The Lions Club International elected to give him the official designation as the "Originator of Father's Day" and he continued the quest to promote Father's Day as an official holiday. After receiving numerous requests for a special day to honor fathers, in 1916, President Wilson proclaimed a day should be recognized as a federal holiday. This was during a speech he gave in Spokane at a Father's Day celebration. However, when the concept reached Congress, it was denied. The majority of the members in Congress were concerned that it would become too commercialized, and the true meaning would be all about companies profiting. President Coolidge suggested a recognition for Father's Day in 1924. Then in 1957, a female Senator spoke out that Congress had been ignoring fathers for over 40 years and had only been honoring mothers. Then in 1966 the first proclamation of Father's Day was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was declared that the day to honor all fathers would be the third Sunday in June. This became a permanent holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed it into law. Some Popular Father's Day Floral Gifts Snake Plant -The Snake plant has very fresh vines that are thought to reduce stress. They represent nature, environment and positive energy. A perfect gift for Father's Day. Peperomia - These are sometimes called radiator plants and are very hardy. They do not grow taller than one foot and have sturdy waxy leaves. Spider Plant - Sprouting delicate white flowers this plant from Africa makes a great hanging plant. Orange Lilies - These nice flowers are used to symbolize Peace, Harmony, Wealth and Joy. White Roses - Show dad that you honor him for his honor, reverence and spirituality by giving him White Roses. Yellow Roses - If you want dad to have joy and cheer, the Yellow Roses are perfect. This is because the yellow rose's bright color symbolizes the warmth of a sunny day and friendship. Moth Orchid - These Orchids have a long life and are native to Southeastern Asia. They display butterfly - shaped flowers. Its relative is the Moon Orchid which is also very hardy. Lucky Bamboo - Very easy to grow, [...]

National Best Friends Day Flowers are Fresh and Plentiful at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist offers our Just Because Be Happy Bouquet With Roses, Polka Dots N Posies or Color Me Yours Bouquet. Having a "best friend" or friends is a true blessing and valuable thing that we want to celebrate. These people may be life long friends since childhood or someone we met later in life. Either way, they are an important part of our life and bring us much joy.  A wonderful way to celebrate National Friends Day on June 8th is to send a fresh and thoughful flower bouquet from Rockcastle Florist. We have fresh and festive National Best Friends Day Flowers. The history behind the origination of this day is that in 1935, Congress decided this was a significant enough cause to declare June 8th as National Friends Day. In addition, Congress wisely selected the summer season as the best time to desiginate this special day. This season is typically the best time weather wise and schedule wise for people to celebrate. Reasons for celebrating National Best Friends Day are pretty obvious. These people are special in your life and you want them to know you appreciate them. However, like many other occasions or life events, there are some research studies that indicate there are health reasons for celebrating. For example, studies have shown that 22% of people have a longer live span when they have a group of close friends. Of course there is a relationship to depression and anxiety as people who spend time with their friends generally have less of these issues. Send Flowers - Obviously our favorite. Our Floral Designers have created beautiful bouquets that are sure to brighten anyone's day! Send a Card - Cards are always a welcome thing to receive. Plus a handwritten note means you took the time to express your feelings about the deep friendship you share. Phone Call -  In today's fast paced world with Social Media and Texting, taking the time to call someone directly can mean so much. Take the time to call your best friend and let them know you are thinking about them. Meet for Coffee - Contact you friend and set up a time to meet at the local Coffee Bar. Laugh and reminisce or just talk about what is going on in your lives. If coffee is not a favorite, there is always brunch, lunch or dinner. Gift Surprise - Even the smallest gift means you took the time to shop for your best friend. Post a Photo - Regarding Social Media, there are plenty of platforms where you can post a favorite photo of you and your best friend. Maybe it is at a place you both shared great memories like a beach vacation, cruise or wedding etc.   Road Trip Memories Send memories of fun times on the road with this stunning arrangement of summer flowers held in a ceramic keepsake camping trailer. Rockcastle Florist has a nice variety of National Best Friends Day Flowers Ever just felt the [...]

Shop with Rockcastle Florist for Elegant Roses this National Rose Month

Rockcastle Florist purchases red roses farm direct Rockcastle Florist is the best florist to purchase from when you need fresh Roses or any other floral products. Our team of award - winning Floral Designers has created rose arrangements of all types and colors.  As June is National Rose Month this is a great occasion to shop with Rockcastle Florist. While we sell the best roses in town, we also offer a tremendous selection of other products. Most recently, I was provided with a sensational article regarding roses that was written by the Chairman of the Society of American Florists. There is so much great information in the article, and it is so relevant for National Rose Month that I wanted to share it. Roses are the most popular flower in the world, with over a billion stems sold annually. Over 250 million are produced for Valentine’s Day alone. They are popular because of their beautiful colors, shape and petal structure, as well as their lovely fragrance. While many landscape roses have 5 petals, hybrid tea roses, those produced for commercial cutting, can have up to 40 petals. Best of all, there are always new varieties to discover with over 150 rose species and thousands of fabulous cultivars. June is National Rose Month, a perfect time for me to share with you some of my favorite varieties, not ranked, because they are simply too beautiful to pick a favorite. Alabaster is a breathtaking, off-white rose with many soft, delicate petals. Catalina warms my soul with creamy yellow petals that reveal sunshine as they open. Ashley is a luscious pink rose that is not too pale and not too bold. Juliet captivates me with a very interesting petal structure and perfect peach color. Miyabi Wabara is a pink rose with a peach heart and wonderfully ruffled petals. Free Spirit combines yellow, peach and pink in its countless petals. Just WOW! Keep the water clean. Bacteria is our primary enemy and you can limit bacterial growth by rinsing the vase daily and refilling with water. Cut stems with a knife or very sharp pruners. Dull scissors will pinch the Xylem and Phloem closed and restrict the uptake of water. Use the flower food provided by your florist. The old wives' tales about aspirin and pennies are lore and not based on any science. The food is most essential during the first two water changes, so do not worry if you run out. If a rose wilts prematurely, do not trash it. Simply give it a fresh cut and submerge the entire rose in warm water for an hour or so. It will rehydrate and look great for many additional days. Fun fact: Most of the world’s cut roses are grown in the mountains of Colombia and Ecuador. The altitude and proximity to the Equator means lots of year-round sunshine and the perfect combination of temperature and humidity. Also, please remember that an open rose is not necessarily an old rose. Advancements in growing [...]

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