To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo." ~Robert Brault
Grandparents Day is observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and was the result of the efforts of one woman, Marian McQuade - a mother and grandmother herself. Inspired by sadness in seeing many of the elder generation living alone in nursing homes, McQuade set out to create a time of honor, remembrance and gathering.
Marian's vision was not commercial in nature, rather she wished to promote togetherness and the preservation of family legacy. She hoped that families would be inspired to plan reunions and get-togethers, so that grandparents and great-grandparents could impart wisdom and share stories with the younger generations. Of course, she also hoped that grandchildren would take the opportunity to express their love. It is in this spirit that Walter Knoll Florist offers our Grandparents Day collection, guaranteed to make them smile! Read More about Flowers for Grandparents Day Celebrations
There are many ways to celebrate your loved ones birthday, but flowers are a classic choice. This September, be inspired by the sapphire, the iconic September birthstone. Brilliant blue hues have enamored royalty for centuries, and floral designs which evoke the sapphire inspiration are sure to captivate as well. For all of your birthday flowers, come see us at Walter Knoll Florist.
Did You Know? The sapphire actually occurs in nature in a variety of colors - from orange to green and purple. But it is the vivid blue which was once considered a celestial gift from the gods, and to this day is deemed more valuable. With all its diversity, you will never find a red sapphire, primarily because those are known more commonly as rubies. Read More about Sapphire Inspiration for Birthdays
Somewhere in California in the 1960's, a man gave his wife a transistor radio. When she asked him why, he responded "just because". His kids loved the gesture so much, it began a tradition in their home to surprise other members of the family for the same reason - no reason! Pretty soon the neighborhood took notice, and the trend became a community event. 50 years later, we are here writing about "Just Because Day", which became a national observance in 2005. The Goodwin family would likely be surprised to know how much everyone loved their holiday!
the holiday has grown beyond giving gifts, and instead represents a day to do something unexpected, to color outside the lines, or to think outside the box. You are encouraged to walk away from the mundane routine for a day, and try something completely different! On August 27, don't forget the flowers from Walter Knoll Florist - after all, flowers make every day special! Read More about Celebrating Just Because Day with Flowers
When you think of flowers and true love, which day comes to mind? Of course, Valentine's Day is everyone's first thought, and rarely does anyone associate the month of August with passion and romance.
However, this is indeed National Romance Month, an entire 31 days set aside to celebrate your special someone. Summer is a time of spontaneity, of whimsy and of creativity - making it the perfect time to shower your loved one with unexpected surprises and gestures of love. Walter Knoll Florist has been in the business of helping people convey their love for over 130 years, and we have the floral arrangements you need to deliver the romance. Read More about Floral Arrangements for Romance Month
Since 1883, the Knoll family has run the largest and most successful full service florist in Saint Louis, offering custom design, expert designers, a huge selection and exquisite quality. Our commitment to quality and customer service has earned a reputation second to none in our industry.
But with all the success, we still remain dedicated to each and every customer, and to walking with them through all of life's milestones and events. And when it comes to experiencing the death of a loved one, you can count on our team to assist you with compassion and respect. We understand that this is a very difficult time, and we are here to help. Read More about Designing Gladioli Arrangements for Funerals
Over the next few weeks, parents will be dropping off their children in new classrooms across the Saint Louis area - some for the very first time as they experience kindergarten, and others dropping off their "babies" at college. If your child is preparing to live away from home for the first time, there are likely a lot of emotions that come to the surface. We are here to help you to make the transition just a little easier. A gift from Walter Knoll Florist will add a bit of living beauty to your dorm room decorating, with our diverse online collection of plants, flowers and gifts.
Fast Facts: Approximately 20.5 million students are planning to enter college as incoming freshmen this year; approximately 13 million of them will be living in dormitories and on-campus housing. Read More about Easy Dorm Room Decorating for your Student
Sisterhood and friendship can be some of the strongest relationships we experience. The first Sunday in August is National Friends & Sisters Day and is the perfect chance for you to honor, encourage or send love to your… Read More about The Bonds Between Sisters & Friends
We are into the dog days of summer – bright, hot days filled with plenty of sunshine. Walter Knoll Florist knows that filling your home with seasonal florals is a great way to infuse a breezy, carefree and refreshing ambiance into… Read More about Summer Delphinium Designs
The natural world is a synergistic system, in which the individual components rely on each other for survival. The insects need flowers for food, the flowers need the insects for pollination, and in turn, humans need the bees to sustain our food supply. Because we are all so interconnected, it only makes sense for us to help support the bees and butterflies by providing them with a safe haven. (Not to mention, watching them work is fascinating!) At Walter Knoll Florist, you'll find all the floral expertise you need to plan your very own Saint Louis butterfly garden for your patio or backyard.
But Won't I Get Stung? Honeybees are experiencing a critical loss of population. By providing honeybees with a garden to gather nectar and pollen, you will be assisting them in their fight for survival. But honeybees at work are generally uninterested in stinging anyone, and as long as you leave them alone, there should be no danger. Read More about Butterflies, Bees & Flower Gardens
From centerpieces at your picnic to gifts for your favorite veteran, patriotic floral designs play a large role in our July 4th celebrations. After all, what would a backyard barbecue be without the traditional red, white, and blue? Walter Knoll Florist has a large selection of floral designs that will help you to celebrate in true American style, no matter what is on your schedule this holiday. So shop our Independence Day collection, and let these beautiful designs transform your event.
Did You Know? The colors of our flag have deep significance to our history. Red represents valor and sacrifice, white innocence and purity of heart, and blue stands for loyalty, perservrance, and justice. Read More about Patriotic Floral Designs to Celebrate Independence