Now is the Time to Contact Rockcastle Florist if You Need Wedding Flowers in the Upcoming Months

Rockcastle Florist is the best choice for wedding flowers in Finger Lakes area The snowball effect of the pandemic in early 2020 had an impact on many things including causing US Florists difficulties in receiving timely and complete flower orders from flower farms. If you are needing to have Wedding Flowers in the next 6-9 months, we strongly recommend that you start wedding planning with a florist as soon as possible.  Rockcastle Florist is the premier florist in Rochester NY area. One of our many specialties is the floral planning of elegant weddings. The flower shortage facing all florists is a combination of several factors. One thing is evident and that is most florists in the US and beyond are feeling the pressure. All are doing their very best to find ways to continue servicing their client base in the best way possible. At Rockcastle Florist, we have a professional team of wedding planning experts and designers that create stunning flower bouquets. We would be honored and delighted to get started with you in planning your wedding. Flower Supply Challenges Environmental Changes - Climates in some regions where flowers are grown have changed. In South America, they are reporting colder nights and more rainfall which has negatively affected flower production. Then domestically, many farms are located in California which as we know has been suffering from severe drought conditions. Rockcastle Bridal Bouquets Global Pandemic - We all understand the impact this horrific event had worldwide. This 2020 event snowballed into effecting many different industries including Wholesale Flower Growers. Many had to shut down farms due to quarantine requirements. This in turn resulted in laying off many workers and destroying tons of flowers. Some farms have not reopened and appear to have gone out of business. Breaking it down further [...]

By |2022-07-15T13:59:23+00:00July 15th, 2022|Canandaigua Florist, Florist Spencerport New York, Flower Delivery Spencerport, Rochester Florist, Rockcastle Florist, Same Day Flower Delivery, Spencerport Florist, Spencerport NY Flower Delivery Service, Spencerport NY Flower Shop, Uncategorized, Wedding Flowers|Comments Off on Now is the Time to Contact Rockcastle Florist if You Need Wedding Flowers in the Upcoming Months

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 [...]

Christmas Flowers, Table Centerpieces and Holiday Themed Gifts From Rockcastle Florist

Voted Best Florist In Rochester, New York Christmas Flowers, Table Centerpieces and related décor offer so much wonderment and holiday splendor to the season! Rockcastle Florist sells top quality, farm fresh and same day delivery Christmas Centerpieces, Wreaths and gifts. Interestingly, Christmas Centerpieces, Wreaths and decorations are not only festive but they also have a deep symbolism surrounding the Christmas season. One example is that the Christmas Wreath represents eternity. Understandable connection because due to its circular shape this symbolizes it has no beginning and no end.  In addition, Christmas Wreaths are traditionally designed using evergreen leaves. The evergreen tree does not shed its leaves in the winter thus symbolizing eternal life. The many colors of Christmas decorations have interesting meanings and are believed to date back to the 15th century. At that time in history in London, it was a custom that homes and parish churches display ivy, holly and other various natural decorations.  People felt that the heart-shaped leaves of ivy symbolized Jesus coming to earth and that holly provided protection against witches. Plus, its thorns and red berries represented the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus at his crucifixion. The intentional selection of red, green and gold decorations is by design also. Gold is one of the first colors associated with Christmas. It symbolizes royalty as it was one of the three gifts of the Wise Men. Red symbolizes the blood of Jesus shed during crucifixion. In 1839, a Lutheran priest came up with the idea to use a wagon wheel to symbolize the approach of Christmas. Using the wheel as the foundation, the priest would use red and white candles to reflect the Advent season. In the Roman Catholic Church, the season of Advent is four Sundays in December each one taking on a different theme: [...]

Gift Ideas for International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day is July 30th. It's a global celebration of friendship, what it means, and the sentiments that go into being a good friend. It's also a day to encourage developing new friendships as well as treating everyone around you as a fr send. That means practicing kindness, concern, and support wherever possible. Our Finger Lakes flower shops and virtual flower shop on our website are both here to help you celebrate your friendships through many thoughtful gifts like these: Our summer flowers, bestselling flowers, and just because flower collection are all good places to start to find a stunning floral gift for your friend. We also have a Designer's Choice product line and custom flower service that provide a way to turn your gift into something exclusive for your recipient. Another option is that you can give your friend a floral subscription service through our Bloom Gal service. You can also consider nominating one or more of your friends as a Bloom Gal. This is a wonderful way to recognize all the amazing things your friend does that inspires you and others.  Gift a Dazzling Dancer Bouquet, which is a sweet and tender bouquet with pink spray roses that are accented with greenery and baby's breath. It is wrapped with brown paper and a pink ribbon. You can upgrade it and add a stuffed ballerina dog. There are other color and flower options to choose from, too. We have many tasty treats that give your friend something delicious to enjoy. This includes items like a chocolate or vanilla frosted cake, a cannoli cake, cupcakes, fresh fruit baskets, and gourmet food baskets. Many of the items in our Edible Treats collection come from local Finger Lakes small businesses like ours. Not only will you be thoughtful in supporting your friend with [...]

By |2021-07-11T16:53:53+00:00July 25th, 2021|Friendship|Comments Off on Gift Ideas for International Friendship Day

Add More Flowers to Your Life with BloomGal Subscription Service

Our BloomGal subscription flower service has been available for a few months now throughout the Finger Lakes, including our Rochester flower shop and our website. It's proving to be a very popular way to add flowers to your life on a regular basis. Subscription services have become a popular way to receive items on a regular basis without having to do all the work of shopping and ordering every month. Instead, it's all curated for you based on your preferences. It's a great way to also discover new products. When we saw just how popular these subscription services were becoming, it made sense to create a premium floral service. That's how BloomGal got started as the brainchild of the co-owner of Rockcastle Florist, Wendy Rockcastle. With the help of her daughter, Mary Ethel Rockcastle, this dynamic duo wanted to bring more beauty to their friends and neighbors by offering the local floral subscription service, BloomGal. However, the ladies behind the special subscription service also wanted to add a special and personalized component. And, that is they wanted to highlight women in the community who inspire them and those that know them. When someone nominates a BloomGal, they get featured on the BloomGal blog. This is an excellent way to empower women in the local community and help everyone understand that everyone is special in some way or another. The flower subscription service is easy. You just choose a size and the frequency. For example, you can choose to have the flowers delivered bi-weekly, weekly, monthly, or seasonally. Prices start at $50 for each frequency and come with free delivery. You can send the flowers to yourself or someone else as long as they are in the Finger Lakes area. While we hope to expand in the near future, we have [...]

By |2021-05-18T00:58:28+00:00May 14th, 2021|Flower Delivery|Comments Off on Add More Flowers to Your Life with BloomGal Subscription Service

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Flowers and Plants That Bring Luck

St. Patrick's Day is this week on March 17th. This celebratory day originated in Ireland and was brought to America by those who settled here from that country. Since then, the holiday has gone well beyond a religious event and turned everyone Irish for at least one day out of the year. There is typically lots of good food like corned beef and cabbage, green beer, parades, and family time. It's the day to wear green and celebrate the shamrock. St. Patrick's Day now represents family, friendship, positivity, and good health and luck. At your favorite Rochester, Spencerport, and Canandaigua flower shops, we are ready to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your own home as well as gifts for others in your life. We have green flowers and themed floral designs along with green plants that are perfect for this special day. Some of these green-themed floral designs are pictured here.  Our green floral designs include many styles, such as botanical, garden, modern, rustic, and more. There are roses, daisies, hydrangea, tulips, and more to choose from. Our selection also includes green glass vases and green baskets. Numerous green accents are also available to add St. Patrick's Day flair. There are also many sizes and prices, which means there is something for everyone. Plus, we have numerous green plants, including orchids, succulents, and indoor green plants. There are desktop plants and dish gardens as well as floor plants. Again, our Finger Lakes flower shops have something that is sure to fit your personal style as well as that of your recipients. Other options for St. Patrick's Day include custom floral design services, balloon bouquets, greeting cards, and special gift baskets and local items from our small business partners throughout the Finger Lakes area. You can see some of [...]

By |2021-03-14T15:34:51+00:00March 14th, 2021|St. Patrick's Day|Comments Off on Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Flowers and Plants That Bring Luck

Shop the Hottest, Best-Selling Floral Designs in Rochester, New York

With a new month in full swing, there are many reasons to think about flowers. March is sure to be full of birthdays, anniversaries, welcomes, and other special occasions. It's also the start of Spring and a good time to add some new colors and decor to your home to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  The most difficult part of gift-giving and decorating is often knowing what you think works best. That's what our bestseller collection is all about. You can see what others are sending to their loved ones or using as decor for their home, office, and home office. Our best-seller collection includes a wide range of floral design styles to suit every taste and preference, including formal, modern, rustic, garden, European, and more. There are many sizes and prices as well as container choices to still personalize your floral design order with our Rochester flower shop. Recently, we have added many spring floral designs as the official start to Spring is just a few weeks away and we have received many fresh seasonal blooms to add color and hope to the new season.  There are bright and bold colors along with pastel hues, offering ways to create many moods and settings to enjoy.  Of course, our bestselling collection would not be complete without plants and blooming plants. Many of you have plant favorites that we have also included in this collection. This includes desktop plants and floor plants as well as compact succulent displays. Other products in our bestseller collection include gift items that make excellent selections for an upcoming March birthday. We have partnered with a local bakery to offer vanilla or chocolate birthday cakes that com with a festive bouquet. Along with balloons and cards, we can help you complete your birthday purchase in [...]

By |2021-03-06T20:58:10+00:00March 6th, 2021|Bestsellers|Comments Off on Shop the Hottest, Best-Selling Floral Designs in Rochester, New York

August is Romance Awareness Month

August is nationally recognized as Romance Awareness Month. It's the time to slow down and reflect on your significant other. It's also an opportunity to find ways to add some romance back into both of your lives. Although it's been a challenging few months, it's  good to focus on those things you do have that add so much value to your life.  You can celebrate that romance all through the month of August with our Love and Romance Collection. Whether you stop by our flower shops or go to our website, you'll be able to see numerous ways to shower your special someone with beautiful sentiments expressed through all types of flowers. Of course, we have stunning red roses on their own or combined with other beauties like lilies. There are many other colors of roses to choose from, too. Or, you can opt for an artistic arrangement of premium flowers like hydrangea, orchids, and more. Romantic flowers don't always have to be elegant roses or luxurious hydrangea; you can show your romantic side with a bowl full of sunflowers or anything else that personalizes the gift and highlights your recipient's favorite flower. For example, one of our favorites is our Summer Solstice Wrap Bouquet. It's a bright and sweet bouquet of loose cut arrangement of fresh summer flowers in bold colors. The bouquet is wrapped in burlap. You can upgrade to include a vase with the hand bouquet.  Don't forget that you can also use our custom floral design service to create an exclusive floral design just for your loved one. This also sends a romantic message that they are the only one for you. You can work with our floral design team by phone or see them in-person. Remember that you have two options for delivery: curbside pickup at our flower [...]

By |2020-08-06T15:07:47+00:00August 6th, 2020|Romance|Comments Off on August is Romance Awareness Month

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|Comments Off on Rockcastle’s Edible Treats Pair Well with Flowers
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