Larkspur bunches of 10 in assorted colors are available for $10 to walk in customers at all Walter Knoll Florist locations through December 23 – stop in soon for your larspur bunch at wholesale pricing!
Although today is a beautiful springlike day here in Saint Louis, we have certainly had some dreary weather the last few weeks – so what could be better to snap you out of grey-day doldrums than long stemmed snapdragons! At Walter Knoll Florist prices you can afford to get some for a not-so-happy friend as well. 10-stem bunches (single color) are available at all Walter Knoll Florist flowers shops to walk-in customers for only $10 – through June 17 and while supplies last. Snaps last a long time if you give them a fresh snip and fresh water every day.
Our Fresh Cut Snapdragons bouquet is also at special pricing for local Saint Louis area delivery or for pick up at one of stores.
Stop into one of our stores for our Wholesale Cash-N-Carry Tulip Bunch Special
Or our Tulip Bouquets are also on sale through the 27th!
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 and added it to the batter.
Then I poked a dark chocolate covered ginger candy into each one – voila, delish!
So, anyway, here’s my take on their recipe
Gingersnaps – makes about sixty cookies
For the cookie dough
3/4 cup vegetable shortening*
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 large egg
1/3 cup molasses
2 1/3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup finely diced crystallized ginger
about 60 small pieces of dark chocolate covered candied ginger
For the coating
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat together the shortening, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
Beat in the egg, then the molasses.
Add the flour and spices, beating to make a smooth, fairly stiff dough.
Stir in the finely diced candied ginger
To make the coating, combine the sugar and cinnamon, and place in a shallow pan or dish.
Drop the dough in 1″ balls into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Roll the balls in the sugar to coat, then transfer them to the prepared baking sheets,
leaving at least 1-1/2″ between them.
Poke a chocolate covered candy into each cookie.
Bake the cookies for 11 minutes, for cookies that are crisp around the edges, and “bendy” in the center.
Bake for 13 minutes, for cookies that are crisp/crunchy all the way through.
(I baked for 8 minutes then rotated the pan and baked for 7 more minutes.)
Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool right on the pan, or on a rack.
Cool completely, then store tightly wrapped, at room temperature.
I only baked 24 and rolled and stuffed the remaining batter and put the balls on waxed paper on a cookie sheet in the freezer and will bag them when they are hard. I’ll have to get back to you on how the chocolate holds up!
Here is a photo of one of this summer’s moonflowers -(remember the seed pods in the basket above? Nothing works better to pretty up a chain link fence! And the hummingbirds love the flowers. But, then again, it was a lot of work today to cut those vines away. I think I’ll plan on something else next year, maybe something I find in the spring at the Walter Knoll Florist garden center!
Got your holiday shopping started? We’ve got our holiday features up! Gifts from Walter Knoll are great for corporate gift giving! Check out our poinsettias – better than anything you’ll get at the big box hardware stores! We also have any size gourmet gift basket you could want!
Asiatic Lily Bunches!
Through August 8th, Walter Knoll Florist is offering wholesale Asiatic Lily Bunches
at only $14 per bunch of 10 stems, Cash n Carry*
Just stop into one of our stores and ask for the Wholesale Bunch special!
Through August 8th, Cash n Carry, Walk-in only and while supplies last.
Lilies are in various colors, orange, red, cream, white, yellow etc.
PLUS . . . Many of our Asiatic Lily bouquets are also at special pricing –
visit our Special Asiatic Lily Selection and take a look-see!
We are celebrating with a big sale on Dahlia Bouquets
We are also offering wholesale Dahlia bunches at all of our stores –
a bunch of 10 Dahlias for $10*
Stop in and ask about the wholesale special!
Our wholesale bunches of Dahlias special is running through June 27
*In store only, Cash-n-Carry and While supplies last.
Did you know you can walk into our LaSalle location any day of the week
and purchase bunched flowers at wholesale prices?
That’s right we wholesale to the public.
We also have a bunch special at all of our branch locations –
Through May 16th our bunch special is Larkspur – 10 stems for $10!!!
Cash-n-Carry only and while supplies last
Check out these great offerings at the LaSalle & California Garden Center – There are seasonal mums, and pumpkins and gourds and green and purple kale – even bales of hay – c’mon down, bring your camera! But, keep in mind, that warty pumpkin has definitely got my name on it! While you are in the neighborhood, stop into our LaSalle store and check out the Halloween decorations!
Oh, how spring has sprung on us here in St Louis.
Our garden center is chock full of bloomers! But I won’t mention any names!
Some of the new Flowering Plants
We have a been busy over the at the Lasalle Garden Center this winter,
there is a new automatic door, completely new sales and checkout area, new lighting, and much more.
Come by and check us out. We’ll be waiting on you!