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Celebrate Your BFF on International Day of Friendship July 30th

Your friends are priceless. They are there in the good times and the tough times. They've been lifesavers during this recent unprecedented event known as COVID-19. Although we may not have been able to see them in person, we most likely have shared laughs by phone, FaceTime, and  Zoom. Now is the time to show them you appreciate their support by celebrating them on July 30, which is the International Day of Friendship. Here are some gift ideas to let your friends in the Finger Lakes area know you are thinking of them. Our Finger Lakes flower shop offers no-contact delivery on all these items: Yellow Flowers Symbolize Friendship From yellow roses to sunflowers, lilies, carnations, tulips, and more, yellow hues have become synonymous with friendship. We offer a wide range of stunning yellow-themed bouquets and flower arrangements that feature these bright and cheerful blooms. You can also ask our floral designers to create something special for you like a custom bouquet with yellow flowers. Plant Collection For our green thumb friends, we have a lot for you to choose from so that they can bring plants into their home or office or add them to their garden or patio. We feature green plants, blooming plants, dish gardens, exotic plants and orchids, and succulents. You can also select from many types of containers and plant sizes to match your friend's preferences and your budget. Gifts Galore Now, onto our gift collection, which includes some unique items, seasonal favorites, and local business favorites. There are also edible treats, including fruit and gourmet food baskets. Ask us about available balloons and balloon bouquets. We may also have some other new items available, so please call our flower shop locations to check on what's been added to our gift collection. You can also [...]

By |2020-07-27T22:59:14+00:00July 27th, 2020|Friendship|0 Comments

Celebrating Special Family Days

July is a special month beyond it being the middle of summer and the home to the 4th of July. It is also a month filled with special days devoted to important family members. For example, July 24th is Cousin's Day, July 26th is Uncle and Aunt Day and Parent's Day, and July 30th is Father-in-Law Day. Each of these people play an important part in your life so they deserve to be celebrated with a gift and loving message from you. When meeting in-person may still be difficult or discouraged, a Zoom call and special gift are the second best thing. Your favorite Finger Lakes florist is here to help with numerous gift ideas along with easy ordering and a choice of curbside pickup or local no-contact delivery. Here's what we've got for you: Meaningful Flowers All flowers and colors contain special ways to express certain emotions. For example, red roses signify love while pink represent affection. You might focus on these hues when selecting flowers for family members. Or, you can put together a custom arrangement with the help of our floral designers that represents the colors and flower varieties that you know your family member loves. Plants and Green Gifts Maybe your family member loves gardening or prefers plants over flowers. It's okay because we have you covered. Our plant collection includes green plants, blooming plants, exotic plants like orchids, succulents, dish and basket gardens, and more. Just check our website to see the entire plant collection or visit one of our Finger Lakes flower shops. Curated Gifts As a small business, we feel it's important to encourage our fellow small businesses by promoting and partnering with them on items that our customers will love. That's why we have curated a special collection of both edible goods [...]

By |2020-07-26T21:46:15+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Gifts|0 Comments

Summer’s Hot Floral Designs

If we had to rate the creativity of our floral design team in capture this year's summer floral trends, we'd have to say that it's sizzling. There are so many new exciting floral designs that they have come up with, inspired to focus on the positive and bright outlook ahead. This year's floral trends have become even bolder, and we're so happy to show them off to you here: Botanical Flair One of the growing trends we see is a focus on botanical floral design. This means that there are more greenery accents included in the design, creating more of a balance between flowers and greenery than usual. Typically, most arrangements are heavy on flowers with just a few greenery aspects. This botanical effect, with additions of things like kale and live-air plants, creates a more lush feel. Brighter is Better Many summer arrangements often just offer a punch of color. However, this year's trend is to go bold or go home. We're seeing more all-out color throughout floral designs with just a touch of soft color here and there. This electrifying look truly lends itself to adding as much cheer as possible, which is appreciated in these uncertain times.  Containers Count Just as important in the summer floral design trends is the container the flowers are presented in. Our floral design team has spent considerable time searching out more unique options that double as a secondary gift. These containers often make great decor pieces for the home. Options include unique visual displays like stained class vases, art glass, and geometric ceramic patterns. What Do YOU Like? Although it's great to know about the current floral trends and what's popular at our flower shops, it still comes down to your personal preference or those of your recipient. Flowers are meant [...]

By |2020-07-12T20:47:58+00:00July 12th, 2020|Summer flowers|0 Comments

Rockcastle Florist Shops are Now Open!

It's been a tough few months, and we are so appreciative of all the support from our loyal customers. We are so happy to report that our Rockcastle Florist shops are now open once more for in-store shopping! It feels so good to be back at work, welcoming customers inside to shop and interact with us. That means we can also discuss event and wedding flowers in-person once again! Come Visit Us! We can't wait to see you. In case you forgot, here's where you can find us: Stop in and visit one of our Rockcastle Florist locations listed below! Canandaigua Flower Shop (585) 394-2542 100 S Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 Design-Center Flower Shop (585) 225-3640 175 Norman St Rochester, NY 14613 Rochester Flower Shop (585) 225-3640 870 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14612 What's New? We've been spending a lot of time being creative and exploring new ways to add value and variety to what we offer you. One of the new offerings is our Dancing Dazzlers. These unique wrapped bouquets include fresh flowers and a keepsake dancing stuffed animal. There are many to choose from. We've also added new edible treats that showcase other local businesses, including baked goods, artisanal foods, and fresh produce. All of these items are available online through our website for easy ordering and local contactless delivery only. A Flower Arrangement or Plant Gift For Every Occasion From weddings and birthdays to anniversaries and special welcomes, we have flowers, bouquets, gifts, and plants for all types of occasions. We look forward to having you stop by and shop in-person for these gifts. However, if you prefer to shop from the comfort of your home, we understand and are here to help you with all your upcoming events and occasions.  

By |2020-07-01T21:59:58+00:00July 5th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

Enjoy the Arrival of Summer and Prepare for the 4th of July

Summer arrived on June 20th and we couldn't be happier to be entering this bright season. We are all hoping for lots of fun in the sun as well as more time together with family and friends. There are sure to be many celebrations -- from graduation and birthdays to weddings and anniversaries. Independence Day Flowers One of the biggest celebrations of the summer is the 4th of July. We offer some Independence Day floral designs with red, white, and blue flowers along with greenery and flag accents. These are beautiful displays for your front porch, foyer, home, balcony and more. We can also create a custom 4th of July floral display. Just give us a call and we can work together on something you want to express your appreciation of our country's freedom for you, a veteran, or active military personnel. Summer Flowers Available Now! We're so happy to see so many of our flower farm partners deliver stunning summer flowers that we can use to create joyous floral bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements that enhance the mood of any event, make recipients smile, and add to the decor of your home. Summer flowers include sunflowers, peonies, roses, orchids, and more. We recommend that you call our flower shop to find out what we have available when you are ready to place your order. We have many signature floral designs waiting for your special occasion. These floral designs offer a wide range of colors, flower varieties, sizes, and pricing. There is something for everyone, including some upscale, luxury floral displays that overflow with premium flowers.  Accepting Orders Online or By Phone We offer same-day, no-contact delivery for your safety and convenience. Curbside pick-up is also available for orders placed by phone at our Rochester Warehouse Location.

By |2020-06-19T16:04:28+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Summer flowers|0 Comments

Celebrate Father’s Day with Flowers, Plants, and Gifts from Rockcastle!

Father's Day is just over a week away on Sunday, June 21st. Are you ready to spoil Dad for the day? While you may not be able to do all the things you planned, you can adapt the celebration to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Plus, you can pile on the gifts to show Dad how much you appreciate him and what he has always done for you. Our Father's Day collection is packed with great ideas for all types of Dads and interests. From flowers and plants to keepsake containers and gift baskets, there is so much to choose from made for every budget. Nostalgia If your Dad loves cars, trucks, boats, and/or trailers, we've put together a range of keepsake ceramic containers that replicate some of the most nostalgic cars and trucks, including the Chevy and Ford pickup trucks and the Chevy Camaro. We also have a retro trailer and a boat container. Each of these can hold a beautiful floral display or a plant-focused design with succulents, blooming plants, and green plants. The choice is yours. Also, ask us to use one of these containers with a custom floral or plant design that you make with our floral design team. Long-Lasting Gifts Our selection of green and blooming plants as well as succulents give Dad something from you to enjoy for months to come. With just a little water and light, our fresh plant gifts are the gifts that keep on giving. With so many decorator containers, the plants will look great in Dad's office, study, or even man cave. Gift Baskets Tempt Dad with some yummy gift basket options. We have gourmet food options along with a basket stuffed with fresh seasonal fruit and gift baskets. Many products include local goodies from our small business [...]

By |2020-06-13T15:22:28+00:00June 13th, 2020|Father's Day|0 Comments

June is the Time For Roses — Celebrating National Rose Month

We love roses at our Finger Lakes flower shops, so we are always looking for an excuse to use them in our floral designs. This month, we don't need an excuse because June is National Rose Month. June was selected as the month to celebrate roses across the country because roses are at their peak in terms of availability. Plus, roses go well with the many celebrations that often happen in June, including graduations, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. We've been working hard to get stocked up on our Ecuadorian roses again after many months of supply disruption due to COVID-19. These are the best roses in the world, and we prefer to use these premium long-stem roses for everything we create. Our rose collection is waiting for you! We have a range of colors available, including red, yellow, pink, and more. Call our flower shop to check on available colors when you place your rose order. You can also choose from any quantity -- one to three for a rose bud vase, a half dozen, a dozen with baby's breath and greenery, or multiple dozens. We even have an arrangement with 100 red roses! Our roses can be wrapped for a hand bouquet or placed in a wide range of containers and vases. Other options include ordering a floral design that combines roses with other premium flowers like hydrangea, tulips, peonies and more. Check with us on what flowers are available, and we can even make you a custom rose arrangement for an upcoming event, occasion, or just to decorate your home. We do no-contact local deliveries for everyone's health and safety as well as curbside pickup. Please call us to place your order or use our online order form on our website.

By |2020-06-13T15:04:32+00:00June 7th, 2020|Roses|0 Comments

Best-Selling Floral Designs Reflect the Hottest Trends in Floral Design For Rochester

Our bestselling flowers reflect the favorites of our local customers here, in and around the Rochester area. These preferred floral designs also highlight some of the larger hot floral trends in design and presentation for flowers as art. Let's look at some of today's floral trends. Unique Containers The floral design is not just about the flowers, accents, and colors. The container becomes part of the overall effect. More customers enjoy the value of receiving a stunning keepsake container that they can use for more flowers or just display like art in their homes. For example, some of our best-sellers have art glass containers or those that looked like stained glass. One of our personal favorites is the Pretty Teatime Bouquet, which comes in a keepsake teacup with saucer. The teacup is filled with yellow spray roses, miniature white carnations, blue delphinium, seeded eucalyptus, and spiral eucalyptus.  Botanical Feel There is more mixing of plants and flowers together to provide a naturalistic setting. This includes adding succulents to floral displays as well as using more flowering plants to add color to arrangements. Whimsy Sweet, charming, and petite bouquets offer a sweet message to feature in your home or office as well as serve as a special gift for  loved ones. For example, the Edwardian Charm Bouquet is a small floral display with blush-colored flowers like orchids, roses, and hydrangea. The vase is wrapped with a lace accent. Similarly, our Coral Charm Bouquet shows that even small bouquets add a big feel to a room. This bold and colorful arrangement comes in a a brightly colored glass cylinder vase with cork wrap along with coral gerbera daisies, pink hydrangea, orange roses, and peach spray roses. Orders and Deliveries We are accepting online orders or orders placed by phone. We also offer same [...]

By |2020-06-05T20:56:03+00:00June 5th, 2020|Floral Design|0 Comments

Recognize and Celebrate Our 2020 Graduates!

2020 has not been an easy year. It's been full of challenges for just about everyone. One of the hardest hit groups has been our high school and college graduates. This was essentially their year to celebrate the culmination of years of hard work, grit, and determination to meet challenging academic goals and start the next phase of their life. Instead, they missed out on many of the senior celebrations that are part of this capstone year, including prom, parties, and graduation ceremonies. Instead, they had to finish their school work online and find some other ways to celebrate. The best thing that might have come out of all these disappointments is human resiliency and determination to celebrate somehow, some way. For graduates, that has meant lawn signs, home decorations, car parades past the house, and online parties and ceremonies. There have been special school videos and social media spotlights as well as media coverage of those graduates that have persevered through it all. As you can see, there are many ways to celebrate your grad. Besides these celebratory events, think about a special meal delivered in from their favorite restaurant along with a cake. Don't forget some personalized presents to recognize this huge accomplishment. Finally, you can still plan on those graduation flowers that you were going to bring to the ceremony, including a fresh flower bouquet wrapped up to carry in one hand alongside their diploma. We create many bouquets tied to the school colors of local area high schools and colleges so they can enjoy some school spirit even if they can't be surrounded by their fellow graduates. Some parents are even recreating a stage with school backdrop at home to create the effect of commencement. Don't forget that we also can create balloon bouquets and offer [...]

By |2020-05-25T18:43:55+00:00May 25th, 2020|Graduation Flowers|0 Comments

Rockcastle’s Edible Treats Pair Well with Flowers

During this unique time period, there are still plenty of ways to reach out to loved ones as well as others that may need a little cheering up or have a special celebration. Thank goodness for technology that can connect us across screens. Plus, as restrictions start to loosen there will be more opportunities to go out into public and see each other. Until then, we have some great gift ideas that can be delivered through our no-contact delivery option or you can pick up using our curbside pickup option at our Rochester flower shop. You may know us for our beautiful floral designs and bouquets, but we also have added many gift items, including edible treats, to our gift collections.. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a graduation, a new neighbor, or anything else, think about combining a flower arrangement with one of our edible treats. We've got quite a list of goodies like cakes that include a canoli cake, a peanut butter lover's cake, and traditional options like vanilla or chocolate cake.  Our food gifts also include seasonal fresh fruit baskets and a wide range of gourmet food gift baskets. Not only our edible treats delicious and come in a wide range of options, you will also feel good knowing that our edible treat partners are local businesses just like ours. That means you'll be supporting us and another local Rochester business. This includes Special T Cakes. All of us greatly support that you choose us and help us get through these challenging times together. Your recipient will be sure to love the thoughtfulness of your combined floral and edible gifts. Don't forget those grads! Visit our graduation flower collection now and get your order in for those high school grads and college grads. We'll be featuring graduation [...]

By |2020-05-17T20:05:56+00:00May 17th, 2020|Gifts|0 Comments

Rochester Floral Design Center

870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14612

Phone: (585) 225-3640

Canandaigua Floral Design Center

100 S Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 394-2542