Here at Walter Knoll Florist, we're huge fans of classic red roses for Valentine's Day. There's nothing more romantic than a ruby red rose, with its seemingly endless layers of petals and showy green stems rocketing upward. We all decided a long time ago that this would be February 14th's signature flower, and for good reason. The impression a vase of a dozen or two dozen roses gives is one of deep, abiding love. Read More about The Most Beautiful Roses For Valentine’s Day »
When's the last time you added some purple florals to your design scheme?
If the answer is never, than we here at Walter Knoll Florist think it's the perfect time to start. After all, color company Pantone recently revealed their choice for 2018 Color of the Year to be Ultra Violet, an intriguing, blue-based purple. The color is mystical, majestic and meditative - not exactly a trio of words you'd think of when it comes to inspiring your space's style, but trust us, it's a good look. Read More about Pretty Purple Flowers Inspired By Pantone’s Color Of The Year »
Have you heard of Galentine's Day? If not, allow us at Walter Knoll Florist to introduce you to the concept. It first came about in the form of a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, when main character Leslie Knope rounded up all her ladies, took them out to lunch, and declared it "Galentines! . . . Only the best day of the year."
The day falls on February 13 and is intended to celebrate the love women have for each other, whether that's you getting together with your mom, sister or best friend or planning a girl's night out. You can't go wrong if you keep the focus solely on the friendships and relationships you've built. Read More about Bouquets For Your Besties »
Ever heard of giving Flowers For A Year? Well, now's the perfect time to acquaint yourself with this gift-giving approach, as it's also the best time to start it. The idea is that you send the recipient of your choice flowers every month for all 12 months, ensuring that they always know how much you care. Read More about A Whole Year Of Flowers »
We've long appreciated the healing power of flowers, having used them medicinally for centuries. Their aesthetic beauty aside, when we give flowers to someone who is under the weather, it's like breathing fresh life into their space. The vibrancy of flowers is a gentle reminder that they will recover and at the very least that spring is on the horizon, even as we work our way through cold and flu season.
At Walter Knoll Florist, we're committed to connecting people with flowers that will bring them happiness, and we're hoping to make people healthier, too. Read More about Happy-Making Get Well Flowers »
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 »