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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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International Friendship Day is July 30th. It's a global celebration of friendship, what it means, and the sentiments that go into being a good friend. It's also a day to encourage developing new friendships as well as treating everyone around you as a fr send. That means practicing kindness, concern, and support wherever possible. Our Finger Lakes flower shops and virtual flower shop on our website are both here to help you celebrate your friendships through many thoughtful gifts like these: Our summer flowers, bestselling flowers, and just because flower collection are all good places to start to find a stunning floral gift for your friend. We also have a Designer's Choice product line and custom flower service that provide a way to turn your gift into something exclusive for your recipient. Another option is that you can give your friend a floral subscription service through our Bloom Gal service. You can also consider nominating one or more of your friends as a Bloom Gal. This is a wonderful way to recognize all the amazing things your friend does that inspires you and others. Gift a Dazzling Dancer Bouquet, which is a sweet and tender bouquet with pink spray roses that are accented with greenery and baby's breath. It is wrapped with brown paper and a pink ribbon. You can upgrade it and add a stuffed ballerina dog. There are other color and flower options to choose from, too. We have many tasty treats that give your friend something delicious to enjoy. This includes items like a chocolate or vanilla frosted cake, a cannoli cake, cupcakes, fresh fruit baskets, and gourmet food baskets. Many of the items in our Edible Treats collection come from local Finger Lakes small businesses like ours. Not only will you be thoughtful in supporting your friend with a sweet gift, but you will also be supporting your local community businesses. If your friend has a green thumb or loves plants, we also have you covered with an extensive plant collection that includes indoor green plants, succulents, garden baskets and containers, orchids, tropical plants, and more. We also have gift cards, greeting cards, balloons, and other curated gift items available in our flower shops. Order your gifts for friends today to celebrate the International Day of Friendship. Now that you can get together in-person, you can enjoy each other's relationship as well as share a special gift with each other. Order by phone, in one of our Finger Lakes flower shops, or through our website for pickup or contactless delivery.
Your July calendar may be filled with birthdays and other celebrations that you've been tracking all year. But, did you know there are also many special occasion days in July dedicated to family? There is Cousin's Day on July 24th, Parent's Day on July 25th, Aunt and Uncle Day on July 26th, and Father-in-Law Day on July 30th. These special days to show love and appreciation to those people in your life who have supported and cared for you. Let's start with flowers, which make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for any of these family members: Designer's Choice flower arrangements offer a custom-style gift for your loved ones. We also have a completely custom flower design service, but you will need to book an appointment to take advantage of this exclusive service. Our summer flower collection is filled with colorful and bright bouquets that add cheer and love for your recipients. We have wrapped bouquets that allow your recipient to use their own vase or you can send an arrangement that comes in one of our stunning keepsake containers. Our Bloom Gal subscription service for flowers is a gift that keeps on giving. Your family members can enjoy a regular arrangement for however many months you designate. Our Finger Lakes flower and gift shops have many gift ideas for these special family-themed days throughout July besides flowers: All your family members will enjoy our edible treats, which include cakes and cupcakes from our local Finger Lakes bakery partner. Other delicious items include our fresh fruit baskets and gourmet food baskets, which include many locally produced food items. Your parents, aunt and uncle, and father-in-law may also enjoy a plant gift, including green plants, garden baskets and containers, succulents, blooming plants, and orchids and other exotic plants. These are long-lasting, easy-to-care-for gifts that will keep you on the mind of your recipients well past their special day. You can choose from many sizes, varieties, and container types. We also have balloons and balloon bouquets, greeting cards, flower shop gift cards, and local items from our Finger Lakes small business partners. Order by phone, in any of our Finger Lakes flower shops, or through our website's easy order form. Taking care of all these special July days now will make gift giving as easy as possible and will ensure you don't forget anyone.
When you give flowers or decorate your home for an event, it can be convenient to choose from flower collections already designed and curated for a number of special occasions and events. However, there are also those times when it would be nice to have access to a custom floral design that is exclusive to you, your recipient, and/or your event. At our Finger Lakes flower shops, we have found a good solution to that need. While we do offer complete custom floral design services, you would be required to make an appointment. While that's fine, it would. be good to have some type of hybrid custom flower design service. Enter our Designer's Choice floral design solution for that custom look for your gift occasion, decor, or event. By ordering this floral design service, you allow our talented floral designers to create a custom floral masterpiece that has been designed specifically for you. We will use our freshest and most beautiful flowers to create something exclusive for you based on the design style or occasion style you select. You can share any details like favorite flower varieties and/or colors. Our Designer's Choice bouquets also come in three sizes: Traditional, Fancy, or Premium, allowing you to control the size and price of what you ar purchasing, too. Examples of the various available Designer's Choice styles and colors include: In Vase style in All White, Pastel Colors, or Bright Colors Wrapped style in Pastel Colors or Bright Colors Sympathy Arrangement in All White, Patriotic Colors, Bright Colors, Feminine Colors, and Masculine Colors Designer's Choice Christmas Centerpieces Designer's Choice Valentine's Day These are just a few of the examples of how we can offer you a style that fits a particular occasion, holiday, event, or gift-giving situation. By choosing a Designer's Choice arrangement, your floral feature or floral gift can stand out from those others use or give because those floral designs can be found across a floral network of flower shops that use the same or similar floral designs for their collections. You can order a Designer's Choice arrangement by calling us or visiting any of our Finger Lakes flower shops. It's also possible to order a Designer's Choice wrapped bouquet or vase arrangement through our website and online order form. Get yours now!
As the summer is now in full swing, there are many summer events and occasions where summer flower can enhance the overall experience, including summer weddings in the Finger Lakes as well as a return to larger parties and events. Plus, your home and office can still do with a seasonal refresh. Adding flowers and plants can help transform rooms in a beautiful and reasonable way. Our floral designers have created a wonderful summer flower and plant collection based on the seasonal trends they regularly follow. This year, summer floral trends offer some new and exciting ways to add flowers and plants to your life. Here's what we've found: White, yellow, and Earth tones are top summer flower colors to enjoy this season. We've added flower designs to our summer collection that feature these colors individually as well as combined into various bouquets and arrangement sizes. The crisp white offers a refreshing look on a hot and humid day here in the Finger Lakes while the yellow and Earth tones add some brightness to the indoors. After a stressful year, one of the top floral trends this summer are Zen-like floral designs that feature a more minimalist look versus over-sized and busy-looking garden style. Think a focus flower with additional accents that set off the focus flower. The natural and botanical look have been a popular floral design for the last few seasons and shows no signs of slowing down this summer. With a focus on Mother Nature, sustainability, and the beauty found in all aspects of our environment, these floral designs emphasize greenery as well as highlight unique natural elements like artichokes, succulents, twigs, berries, leaves, and more. It's given our floral designers the opportunity to experiment and try new design elements to their arrangements, including those for summer wedding flowers and event flowers. Another summer floral trend is to combine dried and silk flowers with live floral and greenery elements. This provides a way to include elements from other seasons that may not otherwise be available to use. If you are ready to order your summer flowers and plants for yourself, for events, or for gifts, you can visit our Finger Lakes flower shops, including our Rochester florist location. You also can call any of our flower shops or use our virtual flower shop on our website with an easy online order form. We continue to offer local pickup or contactless delivery.
We are so excited that summer has officially arrived. June 20th was the official start of the season, but we've been in summer mode for a while. Thanks to things opening up throughout the Finger Lakes area, we are starting to plan more summer weddings and summer events, including 4th of July celebrations. It's time to celebrate in more ways than one, including being able to meet in larger groups and return to many of our sorely-missed social interactions and activities. With school out, it's good to know that the kids can get back out there and we can enjoy this beautiful area around Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Let's start by planning for all those summer occasions and by adding more summer decor to our homes and offices. Our summer collection is a good place to start. You can find our summer floral designs, plants, and seasonal gifts in our Finger Lakes flower shops as well as on our flower shop website. The floral designs in our summer collection are bright, bold, and cheerful with choices like roses, lilies, hydrangea, gerbera daisies, and more. The hues offer celebratory colors in red, orange, yellow, pink, and aquamarine along with greenery accents and botanical flair. Our summer collection also includes curated seasonal gift items, balloons, greeting cards, and more as well as summer green and blooming plants. Enjoy these plants throughout the summer and into the fall because they are easy to maintain and offer a beautiful, long-lasting display in your home, outdoors, and at your office. You can also choose from patriotic flower arrangements, including centerpieces, bouquets, and other floral displays in red, white, and blue from our Independence Day collection. These patriotic displays, along with wreaths and sprays, are ideal for upcoming 4th of July parades, picnics, events, and block parties as well as graveside placement. This year, our independence and freedom has another dimension worth celebrating as we are grateful to return to some normalcy. Speaking of normalcy, we would love to have all of you shop in our Finger Lakes flower shops and pick up your summer flower and plant orders in-person so we can reconnect with our customers and get to know our new customers. Of course, you can still order by phone and through our website as well as request contactless delivery.
Father's Day is fast-approaching. Before you know it, Sunday, June 20th will be here and you will be spoiling Dad hopefully with a day out on the golf course, at his favorite restaurant, or at the movies. Now that things are opening up, you can even have a larger gathering to celebrate Dad this year! When it comes to Father's Day gifts, your favorite Finger Lakes florist is here to help, including our Rochester flower shop and website. Our Father's Day collection offers flowers, plants, garden arrangements, gift baskets, and more to show Dad just how much you appreciate him. If Dad likes retro vehicles, then we have the perfect gift for him. We have a choice of flowers or plants arranged in keepsake ceramic containers that look like classic cars, trucks, and RVs. These can be used again and again and look great in a home office or man cave. Of course, we have other types of flower arrangements for Dad or you can work with our floral designers in our Finger Lakes flower shops on a custom floral design for Father's Day. Our other plants offer everything from a basket garden of green plants to a dish garden with green and blooming plants to be enjoyed for months and even years to come with very little maintenance. Additionally, we have many other Father's Day gifts in our Finger Lakes flower shops and through our website, including some delicious treats we now offer in partnership with local small businesses. This includes delicious cakes like our Peanut Butter Lover's Cake, which is ideal for the Dad that has a passion for peanut butter cups. Then, we have numerous types of gift baskets, many of which feature local items, including sweet and savory snacks. Our gift baskets for Father's Day come in many sizes, so you can treat him to all types of goodies. Just ask us what's available. Don't forget the Father's Day card and some balloons. We can help you treat Dad to both! Shop now to make sure you can get everything Dad deserves for this Father's Day. You can do pickup at our local flower shops or opt for contactless delivery. For delivery over Father's Day, please select an earlier date before this upcoming Sunday to ensure delivery for Dad. From all of us at Rockcastle, we want to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Father's Day!
Roses are a global favorite among flowers. The flower can be enjoyed year round but mostly available during spring and summer, especially peaking during June. Also, June is a month where roses are widely used for special celebrations, such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, and more. It makes sense then that June was selected for National Rose Month to call attention to this stunning flower. The month also has another celebratory day on June 12th known as Red Rose Day. This day is an opportune time to further enjoy roses and use this romantic color to show your love to someone special. As a florist in Rochester and the surrounding areas in Finger Lakes, we also love the rose and look for ways that more people can enjoy it as well whether it is for a bridal bouquet, a centerpiece at an event, a gift bouquet, or home decor. We have an extensive rose collection at our Finger Lakes florist locations as well as our flower and gift website. This collection features a wide range of colors, styles, and quantities, with many different vases, containers, and designs to express different sentiments and address different budgets. You can buy everything from one rose to half a dozen to multiple dozens. You can even buy 100 red roses in one large container. It's breathtaking and a luxurious way to show your love. We named it the Wow bouquet because that's pretty much what everyone says when they see it or receive it. Beyond our red roses, you can choose from yellow, white, pink, lavender, orange, and more, depending on what we have available when you place your order. Of course, we can also combine many of the colors into one bouquet for you so you can express many different emotions. Other rose arrangements add many types of flowers, including hydrangea, lilies, orchids and others for a premium floral display. This is another nice way to recognize roses but also enjoy other flower types. It's also possible to work directly with our floral designers on custom rose bouquets or arrangements, especially for an event or wedding but also for a gift. You'll need to make an appointment to do so. For all other roses, place your order in-person, by phone, or through our website for pickup at our Rochester flower shop or to request contactless delivery throughout the Finger Lakes.
June has arrived, which means that summer officially follows in the coming weeks. This is also a month full of celebrations, including graduation, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, new jobs, new neighbors, and maybe even some weddings. That means there are many opportunities to get flowers as gifts or as the focal point for an event or celebration. Our flower shop in Rochester and florist locations throughout the Finger Lakes can help you get or send all types of stunning flowers that express your feelings and enhance any celebration. Even when you want to celebrate an accomplishment or person in your life, it can be difficult to know what to say or what to get. Flowers or plants enable you to do both in an easy, beautiful way that suits all occasions. A good place to start looking is out best-sellers collection. Here, you will find a wide array of flower styles, colors, and sizes that reflect what our other customers have most bought from our Finger Lakes flower shop and floral website. The flowers also come hand-wrapped or in a container or vase. There are also baskets to choose from for your favorite floral arrangement. Besides flowers, though, our best-sellers collection also features green plants and blooming plants. You can also see great gift package ideas, including those that feature fresh baked cakes and sweet treats from local Rochester small business partners. These include a bright bouquet of fresh, seasonal flowers along with a chocolate or vanilla birthday cake. Of course, you can browse the rest of our collections online as well as in our Finger Lakes florist locations. Or, you can arrange for a custom flower arrangement for an upcoming special occasion. Our goal is to make it as enjoyable and easy as possible for you. That includes ordering in-person, by phone, or through our efficient online order form. Choose from pickup or contactless delivery throughout the Finger Lakes area. Don't forget that June also includes Father's Day. Our collection for Dads is already available and we are accepting orders for this big June event! Thank you for choosing us for all your special events throughout June and every month of the year!
Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 28th. For some, it means a three or even four-day holiday while others see the end of school in their sights and the unofficial start to summer. Others think about those that gave their lives in service to our country and to us as citizens. They fought in battles and on the front lines to ensure our freedom and keep us safe from external threats. Still today, many have spent their entire careers in the armed forces. We thank those men and women, alive and dead. During Memorial Day, we focus on those that have past either in conflict or from old age. This year, we hope to see a return to some more in-person Memorial Day events like parades, graveside services, and other events here in the Finger Lakes. It's even an opportunity to host barbecues and block parties or gift those in our lives who have lost loved ones who once served in the military. Our Memorial Day collection offers patriotic flowers in bouquets, arrangements, and other unique floral displays. Mixing red, white, and blue flowers, these patriotic flower arrangements. They come in all sizes and shapes as well as feature many favorite flowers like roses, carnations, lilies, hydrangea and more along with greenery and patriotic accents like ribbons and miniature American flags. Other options include scheduling an appointment to work with our floral designers on custom Memorial Day flowers for gifts, decor, flair for parade floats, and centerpieces for events. This includes wreaths and standing sprays. Call us today to get your custom patriotic flowers! For Memorial Day, we also offer green and blooming plants that also have similar patriotic options. Even patriotic balloon arrangements are available along with edible treats, which are perfect for a Memorial Day picnic or barbecue. Call us or stop by our Rochester flower shops and other Finger Lakes florist locations. You can also use our website to order your Memorial Day flowers, plants, and gifts. We offer pickup at our flower shops or contactless delivery for the Finger Lakes area. From all of us at Rockcastle, we want to thank all those in the military and pay our respects to those who have lost loved ones in wars and conflicts. We appreciate their service to our country.
Graduation is on this year, and students, teachers, and parents couldn't be happier throughout the Finger Lakes. Rochester schools and universities are ready to celebrate the end of a challenging year and move forward to the hope of a more normal school year in the coming year. For now, though, it's time to celebrate graduation, including elementary school, middle school, high school, college, university , and trade school. Along with the students, it's a good time to thank teachers, administrators, counselors, and tutors. After all, they were an integral part in your student's success. From graduation ceremonies and awards nights to sports banquets and graduation parties, there is a lot to prepare for in the coming weeks. Our Rochester flower shop and other florist locations in the Finger Lakes, along with our floral and gift website, are here to help you get ready. Our graduation collection is a good place to start because it offers both hand-wrapped bouquets and Designer's Choice flower arrangements that personalize your gradation gift to a student, teacher, or other special person. Let's start with our Designer's Choice floral gift options. You will get a customized floral option that allows our floral designers to put their talents to work for you. We have a bright colors option and a pastel option. Both can be wrapped bouquets for ease in handing them off to your student or other recipient during graduation. You also have three sizes to choose from, including traditional, fancy, and premium. We also can do a Designer's Choice floral gift as an arrangement in a vase or other container. Just call or stop by our Rochester flower shop or other location. You can also choose other pre-wrapped floral options for graduation that match school colors, including a coordinating ribbon with graduation year. These are perfect for the graduation ceremony. Beyond that, we have flower arrangements and balloons for graduation parties and other celebrations around the end of the year. You may even want to order some of our food items from local bakery partners like our cannoli cake or a vanilla or chocolate cake. Of course, we also have greeting cards and other graduation gifts in our Finger Lakes flower shops to finish off the celebration. Call us, stop by, or use our website for graduation orders. You can choose pick up or contactless delivery. From all of us, we want to congratulate graduates at all levels! Well done during such a challenging year! Good luck as you move on to the next step in your life journey!