Holiday Office Gifting

Tis’ the season to be sending some holiday cheer.  Whether you’re thanking clients, recognizing employees, or sending some love to your best vendors, your local florist has so many options for leaving a big impression on your recipient.  Here are some popular options we offer at Rockcastle Florist for your Office sending pleasure:

{1} Poinsettia Plants.  These beautiful plants are a staple of the holiday season, and make a perfect gift.  The poinsettia plant is a long lasting option, making it perfect for those who want to send Christmas wishes early this year.  Finished off with a beautiful holiday bow, these plants will bring a smile to whomever you are sending.


{2} Gourmet & Fruit Baskets.  Food is always the safe option for gifting.  Who doesn’t love a basket of tasty treats?   You can choose from a basket of fresh fruit, gourmet items, or a combination of both.  Baskets can be customized to fit a variety of themes and budgets.

Fruit Basket

{3} Centerpieces.  A perfect piece to send for the home.  Our centerpieces feature one to three taper candles and come in a variety of styles.  For a longer lasting piece, opt for the Woodland centerpiece.  It’s a beautiful assortment of greenery, berries, and apples.

Wood Center Premium

And don’t forget office decor and holiday parties!  Flowers are a great addition to adding that extra touch of holiday cheer.  Greet your clients and event attendees with a beautiful floral installation.  Silk pieces make a great look for the office all holiday season, and fresh floral are a perfect addition to your next holiday office event.


A Gift of Compassion. The Memorial Garden.

I have discovered that my hoarding of plants, seeds, and garden tricks has again served me well.  For years, trading clumps of our favorite plants or sharing bulbs in late fall brings gardeners together and even recruits new dirt diggers to the club.  It is the original “pay it forward” to help out a neighbor or friend by enhancing their collection.

Our long lived perennials fill in and establish themselves while our veggies and annuals give us a short lived thrill of color and bounty.  These cycles mirror our own life cycles.  Some people are blessed enough to see many seasons, but others fade all too quickly from our lives.

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Comforting those who have lost a loved one is always difficult.  The cliche spoken comforts often fall on numb ears.  By nature we want to comfort others and sometimes words just will not do.  That is how a group of us at work came to design our first memorial garden.

When a member of our work place family lost her daughter, we could only begin to imagine her sorrow and looked for opportunities to help in meaningful ways.  The memorial garden was born out of inspiration to create a space that would continue to grow and bring comfort in the darkest of times.

With her permission and location suggestion, we designed a memory garden in honor of her beautiful daughter.  Each of us contributed something special; labor, monetary donations, mulch, specimens from our own gardens and of course, love and prayers.  Throughout the year there are donations of more plants and some maintenance added to the garden.

photoPersonally, it’s the only time weeding isn’t so laborious.  (Misery is relative.)  I can’t always articulate my deep sorrows and joys to my friend.  However, when she pulls into her driveway after hours of pretending her heart isn’t broken, still trying to bring joy to her other children, she is greeted by our labors of love.  I then feel like our feelings are obvious.

After a death in the family, the guests eventually go home, the cards stop, and you are left alone to start trying to weave yourself back into a different life, searching for tiny slivers of happiness.  A memory garden reminds the living that they are loved and that life goes on with or without us.  A burst of color or fragrance on the air is the most simple of pleasures but one that they deserve.  In the memory garden, every passing season brings a little bit more color and little bit more hope for a peaceful heart.

This blog was written by Robin Copey, and inspired by Karen and Christal Jackson.

Teacher Gifting

As the school year is coming to a close, finding that perfect gift for that special teacher is on everyone’s mind.  But you don’t have to go big to be the apple of your teachers eye.  Small gifts are the perfect way to say “thank you for all your hard work this year!”  Here are some ideas:

Order a small vase arrangement of flowers.  Choose one to two different flowers with a coordinating filler.  You can splurge on a luxurious flower, like a garden rose or orchid, for something with great impact, that they may not see in a larger bouquet.  For a special touch, select your school colors or their favorite flowers to really brighten their day.
Looking for another way to say thank you, without braking the bank?  Having the flowers wrapped is less costly then having them arranged in a vase.  Try a wrapped bouquet of colorful carnations or gerbera daises to send a smile.
If a bouquet isn’t fitting for the teacher in your life, think about getting a potted plant.  A small pot of african violets or a lovely dish garden would make a great addition to the classroom, with lasting enjoyment.