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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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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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Visit Rockcastle Florist to Purchase Caring Memorial Day Flowers

Rockcastle Florist provides local same day and express flower delivery service to Farrell-Ryan funeral home A thoughtful and caring way to show your deep-felt gratitude this Memorial Day on Monday May 30th is to send patriotic and heartfelt Memorial Day Flowers from Rockcastle Florist.  This marvelous day of respect and tribute was officially designated as a federal holiday in 1971.  Before then, it was more commonly referred to as Decoration Day and started after the Civil War was over. Then people held many tributes to the heroic thousands of fallen American Soldiers that died in the Civil War. The tradition was to decorate graves with Memorial Day Flowers while also reciting prayers. In today's world, people attend or participate in parades and have family gatherings in addition to visiting memorials. There are many ways to reflect on our fallen heroes, including ceremonies, celebrations, and festive occasions that focus on patriotism and how much we value the freedom that we hold dear. These selfless warriors fought for us and now we must remember and honor them. [...]

 

 

 

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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 [...]

Visit Rockcastle Florist to Purchase Caring Memorial Day Flowers

Rockcastle Florist provides local same day and express flower delivery service to Farrell-Ryan funeral home A thoughtful and caring way to show your deep-felt gratitude this Memorial Day on Monday May 30th is to send patriotic and heartfelt Memorial Day Flowers from Rockcastle Florist.  This marvelous day of respect and tribute was officially designated as a federal holiday in 1971.  Before then, it was more commonly referred to as Decoration Day and started after the Civil War was over. Then people held many tributes to the heroic thousands of fallen American Soldiers that died in the Civil War. The tradition was to decorate graves with Memorial Day Flowers while also reciting prayers. In today's world, people attend or participate in parades and have family gatherings in addition to visiting memorials. There are many ways to reflect on our fallen heroes, including ceremonies, celebrations, and festive occasions that focus on patriotism and how much we value the freedom that we hold dear. These selfless warriors fought for us and now we must remember and honor them. Memorial Day celebrations and remembrances often feature memorable and patriotic flowers. They are a great way to reflect the beauty and love represented in remembering these heroes, many of which were our loved ones. The skilled floral designers at Rockcastle Florist will proudly assist you with select a caring, thoughtful and patriot flower arrangement or green plant to honor a special military hero and members of his or her family. Below are some of the very popular flowers to commemorate Memorial Day: Blue Delphinium -A blue delphinium flower represents dignity, grace, youth, new life, and remembrance. Blue is one of the few shades of this beautiful flower. White Lilies -White lilies symbolize majesty and immortality. Very appropriate as we pay tribute on Memorial Day. In some cultures they are considered an image of purity, beauty, innocence, and salvation. Gladiolus - These flowers have a unique shape which resembles a sword. They represent strength of character. Red Roses - The most common and best-known symbolism for the red rose is love, beauty and romance. However, they also can symbolize courage. Carnations - In some countries like the Netherlands, Carnations symbolize remembrance for veterans. Red Poppy - This pretty flower has a history dating back to World War I. A Canadian soldier wrote a poem that referred to red poppies that grew between the graves of fallen military personnel. The flower symbolizes the blood of the soldiers who died but also symbolizes new life and hope. The name of the famous poem is "In Flanders Fields". Daisies - Symbolizing new beginnings and fresh hopes, Daisy flowers close their petals at dawn and reopen them once again when the sun comes up. Blue Hydrangea - The Blue hydrangea flower typically symbolizes apology, regret, and forgiveness.   Sacred Duty Spray Home › Sympathy › Sacred Duty Spray Product Code: T240-2A Height: 66", Width: 30" (approx.) Patriotic Standing Spray with Same Day Flower Delivery. Standing tall, proud and patriotic, this [...]

Rockcastle Florist sells Exquisite House Plants for Home or Office

Rockcastle Florist offers the best selection of live green and flowering plants in Rochester People that buy House Plants for their home or office, receive valuable benefits according to published reports by several research groups. Benefits like helping to purify the air and improving the overall mood of the occupants have been discovered. Rockcastle Florist offers a great selection of indoor plants.  In addition, our talented and award - winning Floral Designers are available and eager to provide assistance. Below is a short summary of a few benefits House Plants bring to the home or office. Home Air Purification - There are multiple studies but reference is based on a study in 2009 conducted by the University of Technology in Sydney Australia. This team found that it was highly probable houseplants absorbed toxins in the air. The science behind how the plants are able to do this is related to their biological processes. The CDC has reported that as many as 8 percent of all Americans suffer from allergies. Houseplants do not release much if any pollen and in fact act as natural filters to collect allergens and dust. In addition, plants produce oxygen through photosynthesis which is what we breath to survive. Plants act as sponges to gather all of the bad pollutants in the air. Most of us do not think about pollutants in our homes but they are present. Things like carpet, paint and furniture emit toxins. Beautification of the Home or Building - In addition to the multitude of health benefits plants offer, they also create elegant and wonderful beauty to any home. There are numerous uses for indoor plants. Depending on the areas to be decorated, the use of different plants can create a more uniform and warm feel. Health and Mental Wellness  - Researchers at Kansas State University reported studies that show patients recover quicker when their hospital rooms have plants in them. In addition, these patients tend to have lower heart rates, blood pressure, less fatigue and anxiety. Consequently the patients are released from the hospitals sooner. Further, researchers in other countries have found evidence in their studies that the overall health of individuals in office buildings and classrooms is also improved by the presence of plants.  Benefits identified include decreases in fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats and flu like symptoms. Commercial Building Air Purification - It stands to reason that not just a residential home can benefit from indoor plants. It has been shown that  hospitals and office buildings are great places for plants also. 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 will always be delivered in a neutral ceramic pot, however substitutions my be necessary due to supply chain concerns,     Rockcastle Florist House Plants Rockcastle Florist offers the best selection of live green and flowering plants in Rochester. [...]

Find Fresh and Beautiful Memorial Service Flowers at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist provides local same day and express flower delivery to Falvo Funeral Home We offer all Shoppers that visit the Rockcastle Florist website with a great online experience. They are treated to an amazing volume of product selections to choose from. We have flowers for all occasions including Memorial Service Flowers.  As you shop, our floral design team will be standing by to consult with you on the best flower to address your need. We are experts on Memorial Services, Celebrations of Life and sending Sympathy Flowers to friends or loved one's. Types of services vary depending on the request of the deceased or family choices. Below are some of the well-known Funeral types. Direct Burial For personal financial or other reasons, families my elect for a direct burial.  In these situations, the deceased is buried shortly after death and there is not a funeral service or other formal ceremony. Direct burial is a more affordable funeral option. Reasons being there is no embalming of the body and less expensive caskets are used. Cremation or Direct Cremation In a Cremation there is most often a viewing as part of the funeral service prior to the actual cremation. Then with Direct Cremation, there is no viewing. Celebration of Life Many families are opting for a celebration of life ceremony as an option to a more traditional funeral.  Often these ceremonies take place in alternative locations from the funeral home or church. They are sometimes held in restaurants, parks, pubs, sporting facilities or other venues that were a favorite destination of the deceased. While there is still the element of mourning, these celebrations are more festive and try to focus on the life and times of the departed. All the positive aspects of the person's life are celebrated. Things like unique talents, generosity towards others, exciting destinations they traveled to, and other noteworthy accomplishments are themes for the celebration.  The caring and compassionate Rockcastle Florist team will help you with that celebration of life. Our festive and tasteful flowers will add so much more happiness to your event. Traditional These services have been in existence for generations and are more of a solemn event. Typically, the service is held in a funeral home, church, crematorium or chapel. It can involve an open or closed casket. Open caskets are most common in the US and allows the attendees to say a final good-bye to the deceased. Often family or friends are asked to address others with a tribute to the life of the person. Our professional floral designers at Rockcastle Florist will prepare the most stunning flower arrangement to add dignity and beauty to this respectful and solemn ceremony. We know the business and have assembled a team of talented, caring and passionate professionals. We take pride in our work and leave our customers completely delighted with their floral product purchases. Below are some popular flower types for Funeral and Sympathy purposes. Forget-Me-Nots - The meaning of this flower is obvious. It symbolizes the deceased loved [...]

Check out the World Class Graduation Flowers at Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist serves the Honeoye Falls New York area May is the wonderful month when flowers, trees and plants are blooming. It is also the thrilling month when school graduation plans are starting to take shape. School students from preschool age and above are filled with excitement and enthusiasm as they prepare to move up to the next level of their education.  Throughout the educational and ultimate graduation process, we cannot forget the teachers, professors and parents that have helped students reach graduation. Honor all of these individuals with thoughtful and elegant Graduation Flowers from Rockcastle Florist. Rockcastle Florist congratulates all graduates and admires their accomplishments.  Our professional award-winning floral designers will help you honor that accomplished graduate, teacher or parent. They will be so proud to receive a Rockcastle Florist Flower arrangement, or bouquet and you will be proud to give it to them. Graduation is a major event in people's lives. It is yet another chapter and an exciting time of progression. Flowers are a great way to recognize the accomplishments of a graduate, or anyone related to the graduate like a mom or teacher. The culmination of years of hard work to get to the point of graduation reflects determination and a great deal of pride.  As parents and family are always proud, giving flowers or a lovely gift basket is a great way to show thoughtfulness and pride. Flowers have been an important symbol of thoughtfulness, love and caring for many centuries. Dating back to the Roman the goddess of love Venus often pictured surrounded with different varieties of flowers. In the 19th century, many writers referenced the "language of flowers".  That language defined symbolic meaning to colors and types of flowers. Flowers will add to the joy of your friend's or loved one's graduation day. The color and symbolism of blossoming into the world are perfect for the occasion. There are numerous varieties of flowers each presenting different meanings. Below are some of the options of flowers that you might choose. Peonies Peonies are a very popular springtime flower. They are frequently used in weddings and baby showers. In Victorian flower language they symbolize a more modest lifestyle of being shy with a happy life. So, if your graduate is more of the introvert type, peonies are the perfect flower. The Chinese culture considers peonies as the "king of flowers" and symbolize wealth and power. Hydrangeas Symbolizing the "gratitude for being understood", hydrangeas are a lovely choice for a gift. They come in shades of purple, pink, blue or white and are very soft. Roses Roses are a widely accepted favorite flower. Used as confetti in celebrations, the ancient Romans also used roses as perfume.  Some royalty in the 17th century used roses as legal tender. Typically, we tend to think of roses as a symbol of romantic love, However, they can also be used to show admiration and affection for a graduate. White roses symbolize a new beginning, purity, and genuine respect. Pink roses symbolize happiness. [...]

The Talented Floral Designers at Rockcastle Florist have Created Heartfelt Mother’s Day Floral Products

Rockcastle Florist serves Honeoye New York and has been serving the Finger Lakes area since 1951. This year, Mother's Day is observed on May 8th! Over the course of history, this holiday has been the festive and loving day that has warmed hearts for mothers and families. Please keep in mind that with supply chain issues remaining disrupted, it is very wise to not wait until the last minute to start shopping for Mother's Day Floral Products.  You will be simply amazed with our professional and award -winning Floral Designers at Rockcastle Florist. They have carefully crafted the most heartfelt fresh flowers, plants and gifts you will find anywhere.  Further, each of our floral products were carefully created by our Floral Designers to put a big smile on mom's face. Contemplating the many things, you can do for mom is a natural and respectful thing. However, if you are a mom yourself, you need to take a moment to consider what you might do to honor you. Often, a mother may neglect thinking about themselves and wind up missing out on well-deserved rewards. For all moms, you deserve to reflect on your accomplishments and sacrifices to raise a family and keep the home functioning. It takes a lot of devotion to be a great mom. Below are some valuable tips to consider on your special day. Expect Flowers and Gifts - Perhaps throw some not - so - subtle hints out there to your husband and children that a beautiful bouquet of flowers would be a welcomed gift. Then make sure you let them know that Rockcastle Florist is where you would like the flowers to come from! Reflect on you - Mother's Day is not just another day. In fact, it is the one day per year that is completely dedicated to all mothers as a day of gratitude. It is easy to slip into the daily routine of being "super mom". Instead, take time to reflect on your accomplishments and all that you do for your immediate and extended family. Try to not spend the day critiquing your abilities and accomplishments. Reach out to other Moms - You very likely have a circle of friends some of whom are moms like you. Some of these ladies are probably people you admire for their mothering skills. Take a few moments to reach out to them and let them know about your admiration for them. Take time for yourself - It is quite normal to get up early and immediately switch to "mother mode". Maybe there are clothes on the floor, unmade beds, dishes in the sink and other things needing attention. Instead of feeling the need to jump into completing that you normally do, maybe sleep in later. Those tasks will be there tomorrow or better perhaps someone in your family may decide it is your special day and complete them for you. Strawberry Bellini Vase and Candle Perfectly pink mix of gerbera daisies and roses accented with seasonal flowers [...]

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