Last year Ro blogged this great idea for a wonderful Fall/Thanksgiving decoration piece.
“Use any uncarved pumpkins from Halloween and make a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration.
Cut out the top, clean out the inside, and use it as a container for a flower arrangement. Cattails, branches and berries can make a long lasting arrangement. Closer to thanksgiving you [...]
I met a lot of great people and got to see all the wonderful smiles. I also got a few hugs and some of the ladies gave me one of their roses!
It was an amazing opportunity to meet lots of people that I had not seen in many, many years.
Rochie and I had a great [...]
When I was approached to hand out flowers on the side of the road on a Sunday I was not so enthusiastic!
I reminded myself making people smile with our flowers is what we do at Rochettes, and decided to show up. When the students of Longwood started to march up the hill to the first [...]
Sunday July 31st was a special day for me. Three members of my staff and I went to Charlottesville to compete in the designer of the year competition “BLOOMONOPOLY” at the Virginia Professional Florist Association (VPFA) meeting.
27 other florists were present and 2 members of my staff Rowena and Julie won 2nd and 3rd place in [...]
My mom has always been real good about keeping up with “the kids these days”. For nearly 42 years she has always taken a hands on approach to this industry. She regularly attends workshops and seminars always encouraging her staff to participate.
Recently we went on one of her bi-annual buying trips to the merchandise mart [...]
The folks at Edy’s know how to throw a tree planting party! And they know a good place to throw a tree planting party.
This was a fun event for which we got to provide flowers. Not only did we get to enjoy it all of those delicious frozen treats, we succeeded in exceeding our customers [...]
I had a wonderful, heart-warming visit last week to a project called Lynchburg Grows. The mission of Lynchburg Grows is to help all disadvantaged persons enjoy the healthy benefits of gardening and have access to such spaces. The project came in response to a story about a local man with mental retardation who witnessed the [...]
Doesn’t it make you sad when you go to smell a rose and are only able to catch a barely detectable hint of that familiar perfume. Years of hybridizing and developing new species for commercial sales has come at the cost of the fragrance.
Well look what we found… Fragrant Garden Roses!
This variety of rose is very delicate [...]
This year, for the first time, I can truly say I am excited about Prom Season. Corsage work is very delicate and my hands are BIG so I’ve never excelled in producing the type of corsage I would truly like.
Mom sent Ro and I to an excellent workshop focusing on corsage work and we are [...]
A few weeks ago our designers had a fun and exciting opportunity, Rochette’s Florist llc provided floral decorations for the bi annual LCVA (Longwood Center for the Visual Arts) Fund Raising Gala “the Party of the centuries”.
Upstairs, the showpiece flower arrangements were featured at the entrance and throughout the galleries, beautifully positioned to accent the [...]