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 [...]

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 [...]

This Black Friday and holiday season be sure to shop with Rockcastle Florist for the best quality and competitive pricing for flowers

Rockcastle Florist There is excitement and much hard work as Retailers work diligently to be ready for this coming high volume shopping day, Black Friday.  Everyone has experienced the past two years as being very challenging to say the least. However, on a positive note, predictions are that 2021 should be improved in terms of in store sales. Even though studies have shown vaccines have lowered risks, safety precautions remain smartly warranted as we venture out to stores. Rockcastle Florist offers amazing and competitively priced floral products that would be sensational as a thoughtful holiday gift. We also offer the convenience and safety of shopping online for those who want to stay home as opposed to going out to crowded stores. Black Friday has an unusual and interesting history of origination. From initially being called Black Friday because people called in sick the day after Thanksgiving, to the police in some major cities referring to the day as Black Friday because of the crowds and traffic to today being commonly referred to as the best holiday shopping day. In addition to being the best shopping day of the season, Black Friday is also known as the beginning of USA Christmas shopping season. Last year, when Covid was peaking, many people opted for online purchasing so they could safely shop from home. That has been a growing trend for several years and now has become even more popular. However, for those that want to get out and visit stores in person, the opportunities will be there. Following Black Friday, there are a couple of additional special shopping opportunities: Small Business Saturday occurs between November 24th and November 30th. This day falls in as one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, [...]

By |2021-11-18T13:52:46+00:00November 18th, 2021|Black Friday Flowers, Canandaigua Florist, Christmas, Floral Design, 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, Thanksgiving Flowers and Gifts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Black Friday and holiday season be sure to shop with Rockcastle Florist for the best quality and competitive pricing for flowers

Rockcastle Florist has a large and festive selection of Halloween and other Fall décor for your home

Rockcastle Florist This is a splendid time of year to start decorating your home with festive flowers and other fall décor from Rockcastle Florist. Yes hello wonderful Fall season! Halloween is just a few days away as we are now in full swing of the Fall season. People often love Fall more than other seasons for all the benefits it brings.  The temperatures are more comfortable than the hot days of summer, the leaves are turning bright colors, holiday fragrances fill the air and the holiday spirit begins to gain momentum. Decorating the home is always an exciting activity for the family and the expert floral designers at Rockcastle Florist are ready to assist with our stylish and festive fall flowers. It is so reassuring to finally see more outdoor venues opening up. Activities like college football, county fairs and parades are part of the long standing traditions that usher in the wonderful Fall season. Last year many of these activities were discouraged or not permitted. As Halloween nears and families plan parties, there are numerous fun activities that can be done while still keeping in mind that safety is paramount. Below are a few CDC guidelines for lower risk gatherings and activities. Having a virtual Halloween costume contest Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends Decorating your house, apartment, or living space Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them [...]

By |2021-10-23T14:04:29+00:00October 23rd, 2021|Canandaigua Florist, Designer's Choice, Floral Design, Flower Delivery, Flower Delivery Spencerport, Halloween Flowers, Rochester Florist, Rockcastle Florist, Same Day Flower Delivery, Spencerport Florist, Spencerport NY Flower Delivery Service, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rockcastle Florist has a large and festive selection of Halloween and other Fall décor for your home

Welcome Fall with Decorating Ideas, Flowers & Gifts

Fall arrives on September 22nd officially, but, at our Finger Lakes flower shops, we are ready with our fall collection. Our floral design teams have come up with new floral designs, many of which are based on some of the latest floral trends we see across the country and in and around Rochester. Calming Flowers The last year and a half has been quite stressful and there may be ongoing anxiety and concern as COVID continues. Mental and physical well-being are becoming increasingly important as a way to address these worries. Flowers can provide a calming effect, which can help soothe those stressful thoughts. Bright Hues However, fall also brings out the bold colors, including deep orange and yellow hues. Everyone could use a punch of color in their homes after recent home color trends have focused on white and grey. That means adding firecracker orange, goldenrod, and other bold colors. Examples include marigolds, hibiscus, zinnias, and others. Monochromatic Jewel Bouquets Fall isn't just about brown, orange, and yellow. This season, there are many bouquets with ruby, jade, sapphire, amethyst, and more. This provides more color variety throughout the fall season beyond the traditional looks everyone thinks of for the fall holidays, creating elegant looks even for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Dramatic Floral Designs Another floral trend this fall is oversized designs that include tall arrangements that make a statement. These grand floral designs are often situated in an entry hall or foyer or in the center of a large dining table. It is best to only feature these dramatic floral designs in a larger space where there is room to give such a floral design the attention it deserves. Fall Collection Ready to Order While we continue to add to our fall collection of flowers, plants, and gifts at all [...]

By |2021-09-19T21:28:17+00:00September 19th, 2021|Fall|Comments Off on Welcome Fall with Decorating Ideas, Flowers & Gifts

Sending Flowers is a Favorite Way to Make Someone’s Day

There are many ways you can make someone's day. Large or small, what matters is that you made an effort and most likely caught your recipient off guard with your thoughtfulness. Whether you went out of your way last week during National Smile Week or you are prepared for one of the upcoming special days of kindness left in the month of August, it's time to put others first and help them in any way we can. There are many special days left in August, including Senior Citizen's Day on August 21st, Kiss and Makeup Day on August 25th, and Just Because Day on August 27th. Any and all of these days are an opportunity to show others kindness who may be struggling or who are lonely. Here are some floral ideas for the perfect thoughtful gift for these special occasion August days: Check out our bestsellers collection to find out what everyone else is buying and be on point with the latest floral trends. Consider our Just Because collection, which features a wide range of bright, cheerful floral displays that are perfect for making someone's day. We feature Designer's Choice bouquets, which give you a way to somewhat customize your floral gift to your recipient's preferences. Having a personalized floral display will be an even bigger hit with your loved one. Of course, you can also make an appointment at any of our Finger Lakes flower shops for a completely customized bouquet or flower arrangement as a unique gift. Try our Bloom Gal service for a special bouquet. You may even want to nominate someone you know as a Bloom Gal. Beyond flowers, we also have many types of plants and other gift items that may be ideal for one or more of these special occasion days in August. [...]

By |2021-08-18T16:59:26+00:00August 18th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on Sending Flowers is a Favorite Way to Make Someone’s Day

Best-Selling Flower Designs Offer the Hottest Trends in Rochester, New York

June has arrived, which means that summer officially follows in the coming weeks. This is also a month full of celebrations, including graduation, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, new jobs, new neighbors, and maybe even some weddings. That means there are many opportunities to get flowers as gifts or as the focal point for an event or celebration. Our flower shop in Rochester and florist locations throughout the Finger Lakes can help you get or send all types of stunning flowers that express your feelings and enhance any celebration. Even when you want to celebrate an accomplishment or person in your life, it can be difficult to know what to say or what to get. Flowers or plants enable you to do both in an easy, beautiful way that suits all occasions. A good place to start looking is out best-sellers collection. Here, you will find a wide array of flower styles, colors, and sizes that reflect what our other customers have most bought from our Finger Lakes flower shop and floral website. The flowers also come hand-wrapped or in a container or vase. There are also baskets to choose from for your favorite floral arrangement. Besides flowers, though, our best-sellers collection also features green plants and blooming plants. You can also see great gift package ideas, including those that feature fresh baked cakes and sweet treats from local Rochester small business partners. These include a bright bouquet of fresh, seasonal flowers along with a chocolate or vanilla birthday cake. Of course, you can browse the rest of our collections online as well as in our Finger Lakes florist locations. Or, you can arrange for a custom flower arrangement for an upcoming special occasion. Our goal is to make it as enjoyable and easy as possible for you. That includes ordering [...]

By |2021-06-06T21:49:58+00:00June 6th, 2021|Bestsellers|Comments Off on Best-Selling Flower Designs Offer the Hottest Trends in Rochester, New York

Celebrating Floral Artistry on Floral Design Day

Arranging flowers is an artistic skill that requires training, artistic flair, creativity, and a human touch. It's quite a skill to be able to put flowers together in a certain way and combination to express a feeling, create a mood, or add ambiance at a special event. But, that's exactly what floral designers do and have done for centuries. In 1995, an official special occasion day was created to draw awareness to floral design. Known as Floral Design Day, it is celebrated every February 28th. It offers a way to celebrate the natural beauty of flowers and greenery as well as recognize the talent of floral designers. We have the most experienced floral designers in the Finger Lakes area. Our floral collections highlight their talent at work and showcase their ability to create floral designs for all types of occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, funerals, and more) and across many styles, sizes, colors, and prices. This includes those floral designs in our bestsellers collection. It also includes our Bloom Gal service of beautiful and stunning floral designs that also illustrate what our floral designers can do not to mention our wedding flower designs, which have added to the good memories from many big days. Besides buying and enjoying flowers from our Rochester flower shop or other locations, you can also celebrate Floral Design Day in other ways. This includes sending a message to our floral design team or taking a flower design/arrangement class online or in-person to experience what goes into creating this artwork.  You can also add or plant flowers around your home or participate in a community garden. In doing so, you are adding back to nature for everything that it gives us. It also creates beauty around your home and the community. If you are artistic in other [...]

By |2021-02-21T22:03:46+00:00February 25th, 2021|Floral Design|Comments Off on Celebrating Floral Artistry on Floral Design Day

Introducing Bloom Gal!

We are excited to introduce you to our latest endeavor: BloomGal! While we have been voted the best flower shop in Rochester, New York and serve the entire Finger Lakes area, we are always looking to make improvements and offer our customers even more when it comes to variety, value, and service. Here's how BloomGal got started. BloomGal was the idea of Wendy Jones Rockcastle, co-owner of Rockcastle Florist. With the help of her daughter, Mary Ethel Rockcastle, BloomGal was born. It was based on the idea of creating a floral subscription service that was accessible to more people. It seemed like a good idea to launch during COVID-19 with everyone stuck at home and the need to bring more natural beauty and color to all. Besides selling a floral subscription service, however, BloomGal has another higher purpose, which is to encourage others to nominate a BloomGal. In doing so, you are helping to highlight women in the community who inspire us. Each woman nominated will get highlighted in upcoming blog posts. We'd love to hear from you! Now, back to the floral subscription service. You can choose from weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and seasonally for your bouquets. Our subscription bouquets are hand-crafted by a trained floral designer who uses the freshest seasonal flowers available. Every bouquet is different! Add-ons include a vase and shirt. Contactless delivery is free for our floral subscription service.  Currently, the service is only available within the Rochester and Canandaigua area. We are hoping to expand the service area in the near future. We also cannot accept orders for same-day delivery for the floral subscriptions.  If you chose today’s date in the date selection when placing your order, then your flowers will be delivered the next applicable day. For example, if you place an order for Monday delivery on Monday, your [...]

By |2021-01-09T17:42:58+00:00January 4th, 2021|Floral Design|Comments Off on Introducing Bloom Gal!

Local Same-Day and Rush Flower Delivery Service Available For Special Occasions

As if all of us weren't busy already between work, home, school, and all of our other responsibilities, this year's events have thrown us off completely when it comes to being on schedule. Our normal pattern and organized schedule may not be what it once was with so many unprecedented happenings and the overall uncertainty. This means we might not be as on top of important dates and special occasions as we once were. We've all been there, suddenly remembering that a birthday, anniversary, or other big moment is the next day. Even worse, it might already be here or have passed and we forgot to plan to send flowers, a plant, or other gift item. That's where your favorite Rochester flower shop and Finger Lakes florist comes to the rescue! Not only do we have a wide range of floral, botanical, and curated gifts available that you can quickly find on our website, such as our fall collection, but we also offer you some life-saving contactless delivery options for the local area. You can also stop in our flower shops or call us to place these last-minute floral and gift orders. Our delivery policy is easy to follow for these same-day and express delivery options. There is a long list of local delivery cities listed on our website. These include Avon and all of these other cities: Bloomfield Brighton Brockport Canandaigua Churchville Clifton Springs Fairport Fishers Gates Gorham Greece Hamlin Henrietta Hilton Holley Honeoye Honeoye Falls Irondequoit Livonia Macedon Marion Mendon Morton Newark Ontario Ontarion Center Palmyra Penfield Phelps Pittsford Port Gibson Rochester Rushville Scottsville Spencerport Stanley Victor Walworth Webster Williamson Click on any of these links to easily access a list of recommended bouquets and flower arrangements for that local area. We also know there are unexpected sad [...]

By |2020-11-14T22:02:31+00:00November 12th, 2020|Gifts|Comments Off on Local Same-Day and Rush Flower Delivery Service Available For Special Occasions
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