This autumn, we invite you to fall in love with dahlias, like we here at Walter Knoll Florist have. And frankly, so has the rest of the world. This unusual, star-shaped bloom is related to mums and zinnias, but has an uncommon beauty all its own. Its patterning is so intricate, and its range of available colors so rich, that it’s pretty much the “It” bloom for Fall and holiday floral decor. Let us show you what this showy flower can do.
In case you had the impression that dahlia’s aren’t “fun flowers,” we invite you to think again. Please see Charlotte, our suspiciously pretty spider. If ever there were an arrangement designed with Halloween in mind, it’s this. Spooky, clever and lovely by equal turns, this design is literally built upon the backs of deep burgundy dahlias, who give the kind of texture that really fools the eye. Calla lilies extend forward for the legs, and a few sprigs and sprays of pretty pastel roses and buds adds a little whimsy. The dahlias here are gorgeously gloomy.
But if it’s lightness you’re after, and a Fall centerpiece or gift that communicates graceful romance, consider One Summer Night. Roses, lilies, green button mums, yellow cottage yarrow, aster and caspia all behave themselves for this merry design. But it’s the lavender dahlias, with their gradient color and starry layers, that make this bouquet feel magical. A sweet gift to send to your sweetie, this looks lovely on a desk or on the kitchen counter, even if it certainly isn’t summer any longer in St. Louis.
Dahlias have the uncanny ability to lend an intensity to the arrangements they appear in, which makes them a prime candidate for Fall’s rich decor scheme. Stop by Walter Knoll Florist, and we’ll show you how to work them in.