Talk About Emmy

Today we are going to learn a little more about one of our employees, Emmy! She is a creative person who loves to channel her inspiration and makes things by hand! Here are some more facts about her.

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{1} What is your floral industry background? My start came from answering an ad for a “crafty person” at a small flower shop! I’ve been hooked ever since.

{2} How long have you worked at Rockcastle Florist? 3 and a half months!

{3} What is the most memorable order you have worked on at Rockcastle? The custom flower arrangement for CMAC for the musical group, Lady Antebellum.

{4} What is your favorite flower? Dataura and Jempson weed!

{5} What inspires you in this industry? Creating beauty through my very own ideas!

{6} Tell us a random fact about yourself: I am also a potter and jewelry designer.

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Talk About Barb

This week we’re talking all about Barb Kaiser, one of our fabulous sales associates in our Rochester location.

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{1} How long have you worked at Rockcastle Florist?  I started working at Rockcastle Florist in June of 2013.

{2} What is the most memorable order you have worked on at Rockcastle?  It’s actually not an order I took, but the flowers I received at my wedding in July of 1992.  We used Rockcastle for our wedding in a Karate Studio.

{3} What are your favorite flowers?  Pink carnations for their simplicity and beauty.

{4} What inspired you in this industry?  The opportunity to support people as they celebrate and remember the important events and loved ones in their lives.

{5} Tell us a random fact about yourself.  I have been studying Isshin Ryu Karate for over 25 years!

Talk About Ismeta

This week we’re talking all about Ismeta Bandulj, Flower Buyer and Designer in the Rochester Location.

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{1} What is your floral industry background?  I was born in Jugosburja (Bosnia) and worked as a Floral Designer there.

{2} How long have you worked at Rockcastle Florist?  I have worked at Rockcastle Florist for 15 years.  I applied here shortly after we moved to the USA and spoke very little English.  We kid at work that most of my English was learned here at the Shop.

{3} What is the most memorable order you have worked on at Rockcastle?  A young man once came to the shop with a Growers Box of 150 roses that he ordered on line.  He asked for a presentation bouquet with as many as we could manage.  I was able to design a bouquet with all 150.  It was very large and very heavy!

542435_4022863288200_1236014315_n{4} What are your favorite flowers?  Tulips, sunflowers, and calla lilies.

{5} What inspired you in this industry?  Working with beautiful flowers and making people happy with creative designs.

{6} Tell us a random fact about yourself.  I am a big dreamer and wish I could fly.