Rockcastle Florist Voted Best Florist in the Finger Lakes For Flower and Gift Selection Rockcastle Florist is one of the premier floral design firms in the Finger Lakes area of New York. We operate multiple flower shops in the area. Our Rochester and Canandaigua flower shops are both open to the public for in-store shopping for gifts, weddings, and special occasions. Our flower shop has been voted "Best Florist in the Finger Lakes" on numerous occasions. With August finishing up this week, the end of summer nears and fall begins. With it comes Labor Day weekend from August 31st to September 2nd followed immediately by Back to School time. Here are some fresh floral designs to enhance that Labor Day celebration -- from picnics and block parties to backyard barbecues -- as well as provide special gifts for teachers to start the school year right. Our summer flower collection features many festive bouquets, centerpieces, and floral arrangements: Pure Happiness This bouquet unites summer and fall with bold colors and seasonal flowers that span both periods. Burlap Chic Bouquet With a rustic touch from the burlap-wrapped cylinder vase, this bouquet is the perfect centerpiece for an outdoor event during Labor Day weekend. It contains sunflowers as well as orange and yellow roses, accent flowers, and greenery. Summer Love Bouquet Available in three sizes, this stunning floral design arrives in a rustic container and is filled with hydrangea, roses, gerbera daisies, and more. Seaside Oasis This bright and cheerful flower arrangement makes a great teacher gift or decoration item for your upcoming Labor Day event. Picnic in the Park This aptly named floral arrangement arrives in a basket and is a great way to decorate an outdoor event for Labor Day. However, it also makes a thoughtful teacher gift. Summer Nights This [...]
March 20th is a special day with three celebrations all packed into one day. There is Proposal Day, the first day of Spring, and International Earth Day. Proposal Day celebrates love and commitment through marriage. At our Rochester flower shop, we love helping brides-to-be plan their wedding flowers. We have an exclusive wedding flower website to help you get started, so be sure to check it out! With the start of Spring and the need to protect our Earth by recognizing the value of the environment, it's a good time to think of ways to include more of Mother Nature in our lives and those of others. Here are some beautiful ways you can do that: Spring Rhapsody A couture vase holds a mix of yellow and white spring flowers, including customer favorites like tulips. Spring Equinox This warm and bright floral display includes a wide range of colors and spring flower varieties to add cheer to your day or that of your recipient. Tulip and Rose Bouquet This vase arrangement for spring showcases spring favorites like colorful roses, tulips, and hydrangea. Spring Showers Bouquet Enjoy a pastel flower arrangement with light pink roses, pale green hydrangea, and creamy yellow tulips. Spring in Seneca Park Spring is also about bright colors, which are on display in this bouquet purple hydrangea, gerbera daisies, orange tulips, and peach spray roses that are accented with silk butterflies. Coral Charm Bouquet Celebrate spring with a vivid bouquet of coral gerbera daisies, pink hydrangea, orange roses, and peach spray roses. These bold flowers are arranged in a glass cylinder vase that features a cork wrap inside. Sassy Spring Bouquet A glass vase holds spring floral favorites, such as gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, Viking mums, and curly willow. Aqua Dream Bouquet Named after the special vase this [...]
Holiday parties require a lot of planning and attention. And, just when you think you've done everything, there's more celebrating to do after Christmas with winter events like New Years to ring in. We've got you covered at our Rochester flower shop with winter flower arrangements, centerpieces, and decor to create memorable experiences for your guests. Beary Merry Christmas This holiday centerpiece is great for a party, offering colorful flowers like red carnations and seasonal accents like wintergreen and ornamental pinecones. There's also a keepsake bear figure. Holiday in the Heathers This rustic basket arrangement for the holidays is great for a casual party. It contains magnolia leaves, red carnations, heather, Christmas greenery, and pinecones. Winterberry Kisses Bouquet A hand-blown glass cube with frosted finish and glitter creates a dramatic look for any holiday party. The floral display includes red roses and spray roses, white button spray chrysanthemums, dusty miller, variegated holly, noble fir, white pine, and birch. Thomas Kinkade's Snowfall Dreams Bouquet This festive arrangement includes red roses, red and white miniature carnations, and fresh wintergreen as well as a keepsake hand-painted Thomas Kinkade sculpture with a light-up covered bridge. Flower City Holiday Celebrate the season and the new year with this red glass vase arrangement that includes white lilies, pinecones, ilex berries, and football mums. Gold Tidings This dazzling holiday centerpiece offers gold, silver, and white, which is perfect for a New Years' bash. There are also wintergreen, gold candles, and white flowers. Custom Event Flowers for New Years And, if you don't see anything that fits what you are looking for, you can work directly with our floral design and events team on custom flower arrangements and custom centerpieces for your upcoming holiday party. Just make an appointment today!
The holiday shopping season has arrived today with Black Friday. Are you ready? We are! Today, November 23rd, and tomorrow, November 24th on Small Business Saturday, we encourage you to visit our Rochester flower shop and discover the joy and experience of shopping local. We've been serving the Rochester community for many years thanks to your support. We'd love you to stop by so we can thank you by introducing our new holiday collection and sharing in some holiday festivities together. Here are a few highlights from our holiday flower and gift collection: Fancy Holiday Fruit and Gourmet Basket Send friends, family, clients, or service people a special basket of gourmet food. This one contains a mix of fresh seasonal fruit and gourmet foods. This is for local Rochester area delivery only. Christmas Charm Basket Also only for Rochester area delivery, this festive basket is filled with red carnations and roses along with faux berries and snow-dusted pinecones that are displayed in a woven basket. Festive Fragrance This is a tall floral display of seasonal red and white flowers along with evergreens. The vase is tied with a large festive red bow. Merry & Bright Enjoy an elegant Christmas bouquet for the table or to send as a gift. This one showcases red roses with ornament balls and douglas fir accents. In-Store and Online Holiday Treats This is just a few of the holiday options for decorations and gifts we have for you. There are also wreaths, poinsettia plants, more gourmets baskets, seasonal gifts, and other collectible items to enjoy in our Rochester flower shop. Also, we're here to help with your online shopping for the holidays. On Monday, November 26th Cyber Monday arrives, and we'll have some great deals to wrap up your holiday decorating and gift giving early! Be sure [...]
October is filled with special days besides just Halloween. These include Bosses Day on October 16th, the Sweetest Day on October 20th, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 28th. Our Rochester flower shop and website have some beautiful ideas of how to make these October special days memorable for those you appreciate and/or love in your life: Heirloom Crock Bouquet A hand-glazed stoneware crock is a wonderful keepsake from this fall bouquet of warm autumn flowers, greenery, and accents. Burlap Chic Bouquet The Burlap Chic Bouquet is one of our newest floral designs. It features sunflowers, orange roses, yellow roses, and other seasonal favorites. The flowers and fall accents are displayed in a cylindrical vase that has a burlap wrap. Be Happy Bouquet with Roses! A keepsake happy face ceramic mug is filled with beautiful seasonal flowers, including roses and other premium blooms. It's a cheerful gift bound to make the recipient break into a large smile. Succulent Garden 10 This special dish garden includes an array of succulent plants and one blooming plant. Your boss or loved one will appreciate this gift that is perfect for the office or home. Dish Garden Basket - Large This is another dish garden option that comes in a basket and focuses on an array of green and blooming plants that are long-lasting and easy to care for. Imperial Purple Orchid A lavender phalaenopsis orchid makes for a beautiful gift. This one comes in a real bamboo cube. This is also a blooming plant that is easy to take care of and can last a long time. Luxury Garden Silk Bouquet And, for the boss, friend, or family member who may lack a green thumb, we also offer silk arrangements that last forever. This garden design silk arrangement features silk dahlias, ranunculus, ivy, and eucalyptus. Order [...]
Be sure to check out our Floral Design Hands-On Workshop & Certification. These are held throughout October on Tuesdays from October9th through October 23rd at the Rockcastle Florist Design Center. The address is 175 Norman Street, Rochester, NY 14613. This class is a great way to explore your potential dreams of becoming a professional floral designer to see if it's for you. Of course, it's also a great way to improve your skills to make arrangements at home. The floral design workshop was curated and created by Wendy Rockcastle and includes three classes that will cover all the basics of floral design. Wendy is the co-owner and creative director of Rockcastle Florist and has over 25 years of experience with creating floral masterpieces for weddings, events, and gift-giving. She has also served on the Teleflora Education Board and blogged for the Democrat and Chronicle as a local expert. Mary Rockcastle, Wendy's daughter, will be assisting in the classes. She is a new addition to the family-owned business and is a recent graduate from the number one design school in the country. The first class is Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. It's called Get to Know Your Tools. In the first class, students will become familiar with the tools and techniques used to create a specific floral design. Students get to take home a low-profile floral design made in class. The next class will be held on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30-8:30pm. It's called Designing in Vases and Foam Vases. Students will learn the dual nature of two design techniques and practice designing in both containers. The last class will be scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm. It's called That’s a Wrap: Loose Cut Bouquets. There are several different styles of loose cut flower wraps so students will learn the basics behind designing [...]
In just a few days, there is a special day dedicated to your neighbors. Like our family, we can't necessarily pick our neighbors but we can find a way to get on with them and even help each other out to build a safer community for all. Whether you are new to the neighborhood or looking to help someone on the street who may live alone, this is the perfect day to take that next step and do something for others. And, to open the door to your neighbors, here are some small gift ideas from our flower shop: Autumn Grace Our fall collection of flowers has arrived. This beauty includes roses, lilies, and asters in a plum glass cube vase. There are also purple chrysanthemums and seafoam statice in this autumn bouquet. Sending Joy An array of fall colors is sure to make your neighbor smile at such a thoughtful gesture. Golden Harvest Bouquet This other special fall bouquet includes seasonal golden aster, sunflowers, and seeded eucalyptus in a keepsake amber vase. Good Luck Bamboo One of the best gifts is this bamboo plant, which is thought to bring wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. It arrives in a natural bamboo cube to send the best to your neighbor. Imperial Purple Orchid This elegant gift offers a low-maintenance, long-lasting lavender phalaenopsis orchid comes in a natural bamboo cube vase. Gourmet Basket Deluxe Our gift baskets also make a great gift for neighbors. There are many sizes to choose from with all types of snacks, such as cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts, and candy. Be sure to place your order today!
The second week of August is designated as National Smile Week. It's a positive way to encourage kindness and thoughtfulness about those around us whether we know them or not. It doesn't take much to smile or even make someone else smile. One way to bring the smiles is by giving flowers. These natural gifts all make us happy. They brighten our day with color and beauty. Here are some great floral gift ideas available from our Rochester flower shop and website: Summer Daydream Bouquet A cobalt blue vase holds a bright array of seasonal summer flowers and greenery in primary colors. Uptown Bouquet This stunning bouquet offers bold colors and premium flowers all designed to add cheer to your loved one's life. Sunshine in the South Wedge A green cube vase tied with a yellow polka-dot ribbon holds a mix of white daisies and yellow spray roses. Burlap Chic Bouquet This is one of our newest bouquets for summer. It has sunflowers and other seasonal blooms in a container that has been wrapped with burlap for a rustic feel. Grins and Giggles Bouquet This bright and colorful bouquet offers daisies, spray roses, and carnations in a keepsake smiley face mug. Be Happy Bouquet with Roses! This flower arrangement also features a keepsake smiley face mug. However, there are many more roses in this arrangement along with other cheerful seasonal stems. Your Sweet Smile by Teleflora A cylinder vase holds white and yellow seasonal blooms along with greenery designed to make someone smile. It's a bright and bold way to show you care. Order today through our Rochester flower shop. You can also create a custom flower arrangement that you know will make that special friend smile. Call us today to make an appointment with our floral design team.