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Flowering Shamrocks

March 2nd, 2013 in All About Flowers by administr8tor

St. Patrick and the Shamrock The shamrock, or seamróg in Gaelic (meaning “young clover”), is the national plant of the Emerald Isle. According to legend, during the fifth century, Saint Patrick used the shamrock to teach the Celts about the Holy Trinity. The three leaves attached to a single stem represented the unity of the […]

House Plant Care for…

November 15th, 2012 in Chet Notes by administr8tor

Working in the showroom with customers face to face is very enjoyable to me.  There is nothing like helping a customer who doesn’t know exactly what they want find that perfect something.  And by the same token, helping someone who has an idea in their head find just what they desire.  The smiles I see […]

Holiday Preview 2012 at Chester’s!

October 19th, 2012 in Seasonal by administr8tor

Holiday Preview 2012! We here at Chester’s are gearing up for our annual Holiday Open House – Saturday November 17th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday November 18th, 10am to 4pm.  Stop by our York Street showroom and register for our free drawing to win some beautiful coordinated holiday decor!  The prize includes a gorgeous wreath, […]

Wedding and Bridal Floral Trends

August 14th, 2012 in All About Flowers by administr8tor

Having been in the floral business for nearly 27 years, I’ve seen a great change in the taste for florals for weddings. Does anyone remember the rainbow weddings? Every bridesmaid in a different color dress, with color coordinated bouquets of course!  The traditional bridal bouquet, long and cascading, seems to have fallen out of favor […]

Chester’s Employee Spotlight

August 6th, 2012 in Chester's Employee Spotlight by administr8tor

Our people are special! Ever wonder who makes your beautiful birthday arrangement?  Who grows your spring begonias, fall mums or Christmas poinsettias?  Who is responsible for the gorgeous silk designs in our showroom?  Or who is that friendly voice you chat with every year when ordering Mother’s Day flowers?  We’d bet that a few of […]

Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)

July 21st, 2012 in All About Flowers by administr8tor

One of the blossoms that we are seeing in a lot of yards and gardens right now is the beautiful black-eyed susan.  Also known as rudbeckia, these gorgeous plants are a great choice for the gardener that wants to make a bright and colorful statement without a whole lot of work and maintenance.  They can […]

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New Styles for Prom Flowers and Accessories in Utica, NY

April 26th, 2012 in local by administr8tor

Big things are happening at Chester’s Flower Shop.  As dress styles have changed in recent years, so have the options for prom flowers and accessories.  The experienced staff at Chester’s can create the perfect floral accent in any style, from vintage to contemporary, from basic to elaborate. For added effect, rhinestones, pearls, or iridescent sprays can be added […]

Beautiful Easter Lilies

Easter Lily Care

April 4th, 2012 in Seasonal by administr8tor

How to Choose and Care for Your Easter Lilies Many people think that while shopping for lilies, they need to purchase one that’s already in full bloom. Your lily will last much longer if you find one which is just starting to open. The following are tips on how to pick the perfect Easter Lily […]

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Easter Gifts – Easy to order!

April 3rd, 2012 in Seasonal by administr8tor

Fresh flowers and flowering plants make Easter gift giving easy. Celebrate spring and the Easter season by bringing some color indoors. Just call or visit Chester’s for same day delivery to the Utica area, or to send your Easter greetings almost anywhere in the world. Chester’s greenhouses are bursting with color. You’ll find an exciting […]

Colorful Indoor Azaleas

March 25th, 2012 in Seasonal by administr8tor

Azaleas are a perfect indoor flowering plant this time of year. They require very little care and can last several weeks or more. Chester’s Flower Shop in Utica has some beautiful colors available right now. These plants were brought in  late December from the West Coast and potted right here in Chester’s greenhouses. Here we keep […]