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The Amazing Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)

August 16th, 2013 in The Greenhouse by administr8tor

If you’re a first time plant owner and you are looking for a good starter plant to add to your home, you really can’t go wrong with a Spathiphyllum. More commonly known as a “peace lily”, the Spath is beautiful, easy care and is also a natural air cleaner!  Spathiphyllum was first discovered in South […]

Gallery of wedding photos featuring designs by Chester's!

Wedding 7/19/2013

July 24th, 2013 in Weddings by administr8tor

Palm Sunday Photo Memories – 2013

April 3rd, 2013 in All About Flowers by administr8tor

Flower Show – A Local Tradition

March 3rd, 2013 in Seasonal by administr8tor

  Come See the Ducklings!   Chester’s Flower Shop and greenhouses in Utica will once again host their Annual Palm Sunday Open House and Flower Show on Sunday March 24th  at their York St. showroom and greenhouses. This event has brought the sights and scents of the spring season to thousands of Mohawk Valley residents […]

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 […]