What's better than a bowl of freshly-cut flowers sitting smack dab in the middle of your dining table? Just the same, only in winter.
We here at Walter Knoll Florist are big believers in having flowers around the house year round, obviously. But we want to make a case for why it's so important to do so especially in the colder months, and precisely because of the colder months. The shorter, colder days means less time outside, enjoying all of the benefits of the green growing things you'll find there. Read More about A Winter Wonderland Of Flowers »
International Floral Distributors has released its predictions for what will be hot in floral design in 2018, and we here at Walter Knoll Florist are paying attention. Four trends were identified, from "Magnificent Mediterranean" to "Incarnation of Earth's Element" - a bit of a mouthful, but a style that has everything to do with organic minimalism.
Two of IFD's trends - "Folk Art Reinvented" and "Positively Posh" - are upbeat, cheerful approaches to working with flowers. They embody a youthful, whimsical spirit. Read More about The Floral Trends You Want To Know About For 2018 »
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 »
One of the best ways to inject some holiday spirit into the workplace or among a group of friends is to set up a Secret Santa. This group gift swap is popular in the West, where it goes by many names and several iterations, but always operates on the same principle: the gift giver's identity is kept secret from the recipient.
At Walter Knoll Florist, we love any and all gift-giving scenarios, and Secret Santa is no exception. On the other hand, it's the kind of exchange that presents a particular challenge. Namely, the fact that you may not know the tastes and preferences of your recipient. Read More about Bountiful Baskets for Secret Santas »
Have you heard about Giving Tuesday? This global initiative to promote charitable giving has gained a lot of traction in the last few years, partly because of a successful social media campaign and partly because giving just feels good. Now in its sixth year, this day of generosity falls on November 28, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
At Walter Knoll Florist, we've got a unique opportunity for giving that we extend year round to our customers. And if you think about it, giving flowers and donating our time, energy and resources to our most deserving St. Louis institutions go hand in hand. Read More about Get in the Spirit of Giving »
Who doesn't love a poinsettia?
At Walter Knoll Florist, we know what time it is when the poinsettias start rolling up - the most wonderful time of the year! Available in pink, white and even orange, it's that classic red version that we see so often, cheering up doorsteps and entryways across the U.S. And while the poinsettia is definitely the plant of Christmas, it's also the seasonal plant of choice for offices and businesses looking to holiday-up their spaces, too. And who can blame them? Read More about Traditional Holiday Office Decor »
At Walter Knoll Florist, we're thankful for so much. We feel gratitude for our family, our friends, and this wonderful community. We embrace the season with open arms and invite you to do the same. We'd like to fill them with flowers in the form of a centerpiece.
We put a lot of time and attention into the dinner table we create for our Thanksgiving guests, don't we? It's not just about configuring it so everyone has a spot, but also a matter of place settings and linens, silverware and drinking glasses, and where to put all of the bowls and dishes with all of our goodies in them. Once we see how our table (or tables) is going to look, we can think about crowning it with a centerpiece. And this, friends, is our favorite part. Read More about Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpieces »
Sweet, fragrant, fun to look at . . . We at Walter Knoll Florist are talking flowers and cookies today. As we prep for the mass exodus that is Thanksgiving (last year, 50 million people traveled at least 50 miles to spend the holiday at someone else's table), our minds are turned toward the host gift.
If you haven't heard of host or hostess gifts before, it's exactly like what it sounds: you, arriving at your dinner host's doorstep, bearing a gift. In this case, we think that gift should be flowers or cookies. Or both. Read More about Flowers and Cookies for Hospitable Hosts »
Want to make a real impression this Veterans Day? Give a floral gift.
Since 1919, we've been honoring our U.S. military veterans on November 11, saluting their courage, dedication and sacrifice in serving their country. In our St. Louis community alone there are over 18,000 veterans, according to the U.S Census Bureau. And that means we've got a lot of honoring to do.
Here at Walter Knoll Florist, we believe that it's the small, meaningful gestures we make, like sending flowers, that can really communicate our gratitude, affection and respect. Read More about Honorable Florals for Veterans Day »
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. Read More about Fall In Love With Dahlias »