As the New Year approaches, we find ourselves looking for small changes we can make to improve and inspire ourselves in the coming year. The floral experts at Walter Knoll Florist believe that adding flowers to your daily life is a great way to do that. Here's why:
Flowers boost creativity. Surrounding yourself with your favorite colors is proven to improve creative thought. So having fresh, beautiful blooms in your favorite hues near you as you work will expand your imagination.
Flowers strengthen relationships. Taking care of another living thing improves compassion, empathy and sympathy for others. What great qualities to bring into every relationship in your life.
Flowers lower stress and improve health. Between their lush green foliage and air-purifying qualities, flowers and plants have been proven to reduce stress and provide cleaner air for better breathing. Read More about Fresh New Year’s Blooms »
As the holiday season approaches, many families eagerly prepare for the joy and excitement of the days ahead, while the families of fallen veterans feel a deep sense of loss and sadness again as they brace themselves to endure the absence of their loved one through the holidays. We encourage these families to consider participating in the Wreaths Across America program, a wreath-laying ceremony to remember and honor our veterans by placing wreaths or flowers on their grave sites as a memorial. Find solace in the act of paying tribute to our fallen heroes this season. The floral artisans at Walter Knoll Florist are eager to create the perfect tribute wreath or flowers for your special ceremony this season. Read More about Remember & Honor Our Veterans »
There are so many people to shop for come December that it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Aside from your loved ones, you may find your list includes teachers, neighbors, customers, coworkers and the like. Remembering every last person can be a real challenge. We at Walter Knoll Florist have a Holiday Gift Guide for that.
Winter's vivid blooms and plants make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. They can be cherished and given a place of honor in the home, used as a holiday centerpiece, added to a mantel for more holiday decor . . . the list of purposes is endless. Most people welcome seasonal florals into their homes during this time of year; in fact, if flowers aren't on someone's wishlist, they should be. Winter holiday flower sales account for 30% of all holiday flower sales for the year - even more than Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. Read More about Rustic Arrangements From Our Holiday Gift Guide »
On May 25, 2015, America will celebrate its 147th Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day. The holiday was instituted officially in 1868 by General John Logan, although the day had been observed for several years unofficially around the… Read More about Memorial Day Arrangements »
March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, sometimes called Saint Paddy’s Day, which marks Saint Patrick’s feast day (or the day of his death). Traditionally observed within several sects of Christianity, the holiday has come to be embraced by many… Read More about Giving the Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Gift »
The Poinsettia is NOT A Poisonous PLANT The widespread belief that poinsettias are poisonous is a misconception. The scientific evidence demonstrating the poinsettia’s safety is ample and well documented. Studies conducted by The Ohio State University… Read More about Poinsettias are not poisonous! »
Well, not me exactly, but the evergreens or fir branches you received in your bouquet are! Just like fresh Christmas trees, evergreens require lots of water. If you are lucky enough to receive a bouquet that has flowers… Read More about I’m so thirsty! »
I’m a fan and subscriber to the King Arthur Flour newsletter – every recipe I have ever tried has been wonderful. Lately a ginger snap recipe came thru and since I had some around, I finely diced some candied ginger… Read More about Gingery Ginger Snap Cookies »