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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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Now that spring has arrived, it's a good time to think about adding more plants to your home and office to bring nature indoors with you and benefit from the healthy environment they create. We are proud of our green, blooming, and succulent plant collection at our Rochester flower shop. Here are some of the highlights: Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant The spathiphyllum plant features white flowers with long-lasting beauty and easy maintenance. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Premium This is a 14-inch ceramic planter that overflows with a mix of colorful blooming plants and green plants based on what's available at the time of order. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Large You can also choose a smaller size from the premium edition like large, which still provides a generous amount of green plants and blooming plants. There are also other smaller sizes to select from, including a medium or small ceramic dish option. Dish Garden Basket - Large Instead of a ceramic dish option, you can also get a garden mix of green and blooming plants [...]
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 [...]
Now that Daylight Savings time has arrived and the official start of spring is just around the corner, it's time for our Rochester flower shop to prepare for the season. Up first are two special March days that can be enhanced with floral decor: Plant a Flower Day on March 12th (that's today!) and St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. Here are some options to decorate your home and office as well as to give as gifts to brighten other's day: Luck of the Irish Bouquet Get into the spirit of green for St. Patrick's Day with this bouquet that offers green hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, and other green flowers arranged in a green glass cube. Saint Paddy's Day Delight This St. Patrick's Day arrangement offers green hydrangea and roses accent in a green glass cube. Kiss Me I'm Irish Garden Another option to go green is with a garden gift. This one contains shamrock and ivy in a white-washed wooden box with a "Kiss me, I'm Irish" sign. Green-Eyed Girl Bouquet A green glass cube [...]
Our Rochester flower shop is always focused on staying on top of the latest floral trends to offer those new designs for all occasions, including those that fit decorating, gift giving, events, and weddings. Here are some of our latest floral designs that highlight today's trends: Cross Their Mind Bouquet This floral design offers premium flowers in a thoughtfully arranged style. It includes lavender roses, green cymbidium orchids, and spiral eucalyptus. Starry Nights Bouquet Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting of the same name, this flower arrangement shows that inspiration comes from anywhere. It features blue delphinium, bright yellow roses, yellow mums, and blue hydrangea. Exquisite Beauty of Greece Even specific geographic locations can become an inspiration for today's top floral designs. This one offers a lavender vase filled with colorful blooms and a mix of textures. Glorious Day This stunning floral design brings together seemingly contrasting colors -- pink and yellow -- and shows how these colors can work well together when arranged in a Couture Vase. Purple Elegance Centerpiece Sophisticated floral designs are accessible [...]
February 28th is officially known as Floral Design Day across the country. It's a day where florists celebrate artistry and recognize their talented floral designers for creativity and the ingenuity to create floral masterpieces that match what customers are looking for as decor, gifts, events, and weddings. And, it's no different for us here at our Rochester flower shop where we celebrate the talent of our floral design team every day. To give you some examples, here are some floral designs that customers love, which has led to these flower arrangements being featured in our bestseller collection: Beautiful in Blue - A Best Seller This serene floral design combines blue and white flowers to create a special arrangement that is ideal to provide consolation to a loved one who has experienced loss. Excellent Day In Rochester This flower arrangement offers a bright and cheerful design that makes it a great choice for a birthday or other celebration as well as a "just because" gift. The floral design includes sunflowers, lilies, and roses. Burlap Chic Bouquet [...]
February is more than just Valentine's Day. It's also National Wedding Month, so it's truly about romance and love all in the span of 28 days. Whether you got engaged during this month or you were already starting to plan your wedding, we'd like to help you with wedding flowers at our Rochester flower shop. We have an incredible team of wedding and event consultants as well as talented floral design team at the ready to help enhance your vision of your perfect wedding. Besides the free wedding consultation, you can also enjoy our wedding flower website. It includes a wedding flower gallery of examples of how we have helped other clients. There are examples of wedding bouquets, wedding boutonnieres, wedding party flowers, wedding ceremony flowers, wedding reception flowers like centerpieces, and even wedding cake flowers. The wedding flower website also includes information about our wedding flower services and wedding day services so you understand how we work with you from the first day of planning all the way through your special day. You can [...]
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The most popular gift all over the world continues to be flowers for special occasions, especially Valentine's Day. Flowers make a lasting impression and offer a wonderful way to express your feelings for someone else. We've been working hard to ensure we have enough flowers available for bouquets and flower arrangements as well as bulk purchases and custom floral designs for Valentine's Day. This week, we are sharing some more beautiful floral designs from our Rochester flower shop. These flower arrangements incorporate our fresh flowers, greenery, and accents as well as showcase the unique containers and vases we offer from our Valentine's Day collection: New Sensations This is an upscale, best-selling floral design that offers a beautiful array of floral varieties and colors. It arrives in a leaf-lined cylinder vase. Spring Fever It's nearly time to welcome spring so we are offering this special preview flower arrangement to remind you that winter is nearly over. It offers a mix of available spring flowers like tulips and iris along with yellow roses and fuschia gerbera daisies in a keepsake facetted crystal vase. Hearts Passion Rather than just give flowers this Valentine's Day, why not upgrade to something that includes a mix of more flowers like this beautiful floral design. The standard version of this flower arrangement comes with 10 roses along with hydrangea. You can upgrade to the next largest size includes a dozen roses and more hydrangea. Modern Love This stunning flower arrangement includes a mix of roses and cymbidium orchids in a concrete container that is accented in gold. Canandaigua Blush This Valentine's Day bouquet includes blush pink gerbera daisies, red roses, and silver spiral eucalyptus that are arranged in a keepsake mirror rose gold vase. These Valentine's Day gifts and more are now available for order! Ordering now will most likely ensure your intended delivery time and give you the opportunity to have the widest selection possible as we sell out every year.
At our Rochester flower shop, we've been thinking about Valentine's Day since the calendar changed to 2019. From ordering enough of favorite Valentine's Day flowers like long-stemmed roses to updating our online shopping site with a new Valentine's Day collection, we're ready to help you make this a magical day of love for your Valentine. To get you in the mood to order early for Valentine's Day early this year, check out some of these highlights of our new gift collection: Decadent Romance Set We offer many types of Valentine's Day gift packages because they are convenient and high value. This particular romantic gift set includes two dozen red roses and a stuffed teddy bear. Love's Divine Bouquet - Long Stemmed Roses Standing nearly two feet tall, this stunning Valentine's Day floral display includes red and white roses as well as Queen Anne's Lace. Love Medley Bouquet with Red Roses This red rose bouquet offers a beautiful way to show your love this Valentine's Day. Country Sweetheart Bouquet Your sweetheart may be charmed by this country-style bouquet that offers red roses and white daisies in a keepsake ceramic crock with embossed heart and Italian raffia bow. Besides the roses and daisies, there are also pink alstroemeria, red miniature carnations, dusty miller, and huckleberry. More Valentine's Day Gifts to Come! Be sure to visit our blog again in the coming weeks as we reveal more from our Valentine's Day collection. However, if you are ready to order, we're here in our Rochester flower shop as well as available by phone or through our website.
As the year starts and you intend to do more for others and be more thoughtful, why not send some "just because" flowers to those you know who might need to be cheered up. We offer an incredible collection of best-selling flower arrangements and bouquets that bring the smiles and don't break the bank. Check out these beautiful floral gifts available from our Rochester flower shop and our website for local and national delivery: Highland Park Sunset This floral design includes hot pink roses, green cymbidium blooms, orange mini roses, and succulent cuts arranged in a leaf-lined glass cylinder. Excellent Day In Rochester This flower arrangement offers lilies and roses as well as other available seasonal flowers and greenery. Beautiful in Blue In this flower arrangement, you or your recipient will enjoy a wide range of flower varieties and blue hues along with white flowers and greenery. Picnic in Cobbs Hill Park This unique floral display showcases roses, hydrangeas, and succulents. Chosen Spot Sunset Named after the Canandaigua Lake region, this bouquet has coral gerbera daisies, orange spray roses, and hot pink ranunculus in a glass cube. Jewel of East Avenue This exclusive floral design has full bloom hydrangea, orange roses, lavender stock, and other seasonal accent flowers and greenery arranged in a cube vase. This is just a few of the ways you can show random acts of kindness throughout the year. We also have plants, dish gardens, balloon bouquets, and seasonal gifts plus a custom floral design service to recognize and remember everyone in your life.
National Houseplant Appreciation Day is Thursday, January 10th. this is a day to recognize the benefits of indoor green plants and what they can do for us. Some plants purify the air while others help you breathe better. To celebrate this upcoming day, we are having a plant sale from January 7th through January 12th. During this time, you'll be able to get even more value from our plant collection and add more indoor plants to your home or office. Check out our plant sale by visiting our Rochester flower shop. Dish Garden Ceramic Planter - Premium This dish garden combines green plants and blooming plants to add color to your home or office. This garden arrives in a 14-inch ceramic container. Dish Garden Basket - Medium Our dish gardens come in a variety of sizes. This medium-sized basket offers a selection of green plants that you can replant as they grow. Succulent Garden 12 Succulents are extremely low maintenance plus they last a long time. They only require low light and minimal watering. Our 12-inch succulent garden comes with a variety of succulents based on availability. Oh My Orchid Another great option is an exotic orchid. This blooming plant is also low-maintenance and long-lasting. They make beautiful gifts, too! Amazing Arboricola Known as the umbrella plant because of its arching leafy branches, it can last for years while it adds texture and visual interest to any room. Delightful Dieffenbachia Another houseplant option is the dieffenbachia, which is a leafy green plant with numerous hues of green. It is also easy to take care of. Come celebrate National Houseplant Appreciation Day with us!
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!
Shopping local here in Rochester means you can find unique gifts from local artisans and support small business owners. Plus, you are more than likely enjoy a more personalized shopping experience even if you shop through the small business owner's website. That's what we pride ourselves on at our two Rochester flower shop locations. And, our Christmas collection makes it easy to find something for everyone on your list, including all those people who helped you out throughout the year like teachers, colleagues, clients, and service personnel. Check out these holiday gift ideas: Christmas Charm Basket This holiday basket is full of Christmas spirit with red carnations and roses, faux berries, and snow-dusted pinecones in a woven basket. Festive Fragrance Enjoy sending this tall display of fresh seasonal red and white flowers and evergreens. The big red bow adds some holiday flair to this special gift. Joyful Gesture Bouquet Spread the joy of the season by sending this merry bouquet of red and white seasonal flowers, winter greens, and red berries in a ginger jar vase. Fancy Holiday Fruit and Gourmet Basket We have a lot of amazing gift baskets that are perfect to show your gratitude this season. This holiday gift basket is overflowing seasonal fruits and gourmet treats tied together with a stylish ribbon. A perfect gift for anyone. Holiday Fruit Basket Fruit only gift baskets are made with fresh seasonal fruit and presented in a natural gift box. Perfect for any occasion. Holiday Gourmet Basket This is a large gift basket with gourmet savory and sweet snacks that may include cheese, crackers, cookies, nuts and candy. All the goodies arrive in a basket. The Ultimate Christmas Basket This is our largest gift basket for the holidays and is so large that your recipient may even share! There is a wide variety of savory and sweet gourmet food items based on what we have available. The basket also contains seasonal fresh fruit. On behalf of our team at both our Rochester flower shops, we'd like to thank all of you for working with us for your gift and decorating needs. We wish you a happy holiday season!
Poinsettia Day on Wednesday, December 12th is the perfect opportunity to start decorating your home or office for a more festive look. It's also a wonderful and thoughtful early Christmas gift for friends, family, service personnel, clients, or colleagues. Our Rochester flower shop is filled to the brim with Christmas plants, including poinsettias. We offer poinsettias in red, white, and mixed, depending on availability. You can also choose from available containers to display them in. Also, we can create basket arrangements that include poinsettias along with other seasonal greenery and blooming plants for a special Christmas gift. Be sure to place your order today through our Rochester flower shop or our website. What makes poinsettias so great besides being known as a symbol of Christmas is their long-lasting display and ease of care. With just a little attention, poinsettias can last many years and continue re-blooming each holiday season. Once you get a poinsettia plant, be sure to place it in direct sunlight. This is a tropical plant that enjoys sunlight, warmth, and humidity. Also, it's important to maintain moist soil for the poinsettia plant. After the holidays, the plant can continue to live indoors until the summertime where it can be moved outdoors. Come fall, the poinsettia plant will need periods of darkness to slow its blooming cycle. Then, along with fertilizer and a return to sunlight, it will be ready to bloom again.
Our Rochester flower shop has been trimmed for the holidays with lots of holiday spirit throughout our showroom. We have something for everyone, including interior and exterior Christmas decor for your home or office as well as seasonal gifts for friends, family, clients. and colleagues. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing items from our new Christmas collection to help you see what's possible for gifts and decor from our Rochester flower shop and website: Classic Holiday Wreath Having a wreath on the front door is a festive way to welcome guests and loved ones throughout the holiday season. This classic evergreen wreath offers a traditional mix of colors with bows and holiday accents. We have other styles to choose from or you can have a custom holiday wreath made by our design team. Berries and Spice This basket arrangement makes a wonderful gift for a holiday party host or as a centerpiece on tables for a holiday event. It's a mix of flowers, greenery, and seasonal accents. Holiday Homecoming Basket This is a living holiday gift that your recipient can enjoy all season long and even throughout the year with just some maintenance. There are mixed holiday plants in a basket tied with a plaid organza bow. White Poinsettia While you can choose a red poinsettia plant, this winter white option provides a touch of elegance to your holiday decor. Canandaigua Charm A birch vase holds a rustic holiday display of white hydrangea, red gerbera daisies, and winter greenery, which are accentuated by magnolia leaves. Place your holiday order today for local Rochester or national delivery! We take orders in our Rochester flower shop, by phone, and through our website.
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 to check us out!
Thanksgiving week has arrived with this special fall holiday only days away. Now is the time to think of how to decorate the Thanksgiving table or what to bring as a Thanksgiving gift to show your appreciation to the host if you are going elsewhere this year. At our Rochester flower shop, we are here to help you with some festive decor and gift items from our Thanksgiving collection: Autumn Hand-Tied Bouquet Arrive at your Thanksgiving host's house with this gorgeous hand-tied bouquet with a rustic feel. Or, have it delivered by our professional drivers. Please note that this arrangement does not include a vase. Glowing Gratitude Cornucopia A traditional cornucopia always makes a nice touch to the Thanksgiving table. This large cornucopia is filled with mink protea, ornamental kale, and orange roses. Autumnal Artistry This is a fresh-cut flower arrangement full of autumn flowers, greenery, and accents that is great for decor or a special gift. Rustic Pheasant Centerpiece This is a limited edition luxury centerpiece for Thanksgiving that is a real standout. It includes roses, sunset safari protea, seeded eucalyptus, and a mix of other fall flowers. Copper Glow Centerpiece This bronze centerpiece offers warmth and a special glow for the Thanksgiving table. There are a copper pillar candle, orange roses, hypericum berries, and a mix of fall flowers. Don't forget to stop by our Rochester flower shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday. We'll have a preview of our holiday collection and some special treats. Then, on Cyber Monday, we'll roll out some deals for the holiday. Finally, we want to take this moment to thank all of our customers and express our gratitude for working with us. We hope everyone has a safe, happy Thanksgiving!