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Chalk Art and Taste of Benton Park is coming – Saturday, October 6, and Walter Knoll Florist is once again proud to help sponsor this event! We have donated some very nice gift cards for prizes and yours truly will once again be competing…
This is such a fun event, kids are free – adults can participate for $20 which includes a professional box of chalk and a pair of gloves – this stuff can be messy! Great 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for adults! Bring your knee pads and your idea and make some art – here are some images from past years:
Chalk Art starts at 11am and prizes are awarded at 3pm.
Live entertainment includes: Blues Judge playing from 1 to 4, Scandaleros from 5 to 7 and Jake’s Leg from 7 to 10 – Come Early, Stay Late! Fun for the whole family!
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Posted by Di in walter knoll florist, tags: Amorphophallus, black eyed susan, carion plant, carrion plant, hydrangea, Konjac, roses, rudbeckia, summer roses, Voodoo Lily, walter knoll florist, walter knoll garden center, wholesale
Mr Stinky (my amorphophallus plant) finally came up out in my yard around Father’s Day – easily at least a month later than last year’s arrival. It has grown so quickly and reproduced a dozen babies – check ‘em out!
The large one is over 5 feet tall and the stem is at least 3 inches across – that means the rhizome must be the size of a football!
Here is another unusual thing in my garden – an Italian tomato call Cuore Di Bue (which means Heart of Ox) – It’s a fancy oxheart type tomato with lots of flesh and not much seeds. Have not had any turn red yet, but I’ll post a pic when they do! How’s your garden growing?
My black eyed Susan (rudbeckia) is blooming gangbusters! And spreading out nicely – Lots of flowers to cut and bring inside in a vase!
What? You don’t have flowers in your yard to cut and enjoy! Well stop into any Walter Knoll Florist location and check out our Summer Roses – a full dozen are only $12.50 cash n carry – at $12.50 a dozen, I think you’ll want 2 or 3 dozen! What a perfect day to take a dozen roses over to your neighbor who is grabbing your newspaper off your front lawn while you vacation next month!
SR36 - 36 summer roses, arranged and delivered for $81.98 (LOCAL ONLY)
Or we have mini hydrangea bunches at wholesale pricing too – $24.95 for a mixed pastel colored bunch. (While supplies last)
HYDR Hydrate Your Day Hydrangea Bouquet $61.98 Delivered thru 7/24 (LOCAL ONLY)
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What is Provence? When you hear the word, do you think of the South of France, and olives, lavender and sunflowers? I certainly do, as well as a slower of pace of life, and delicate seafood feasts at cafes. Which brings me to “Provencal” as in “Fluke Provencal”.
Jim B's Fluke Provencal
Delicate fillets of fluke (in the cod family) simmered with fresh tomatoes, olives, capers and wine. I had my first fluke and my first “Provencal” in the Hamptons last week and came home with an unbelievable hunger for more. Well the local Schnuckie Man didn’t have fluke, but they did have some very fresh tilapia fillets so I bought a little over a pound – 4 fillets.
First you make the sauce: In a large skillet and into a bit of olive oil sweat some shallots (2 or 3 small ones) with a tablespoon of dried Herbs de Provence (My big ol’ jar of Herbs de Provence” came from Janet, a souvenier from her trip to France earlier this year!). While the onions were sweating I went out to the garden and gathered tomatoes, oregano, lavender, basil and thyme. I also picked a jalapeno, an Italian hot finger-pepper, a Serrano chili and a sweet banana pepper. I cut each pepper into a different shape (to identify later when I was eating them) and added them with inch thick chunks of tomatoes (about 3 medium sized) to the sweating onions. Cooked them for a minute then added about a half cup of the fresh herbs, finely diced. Then a cup or perhaps a bit less of white wine and about 3/4 cup of Kalamata olives, halved. Simmered it for about 5 minutes then set it aside in a bowl. Rinse and dry the fish fillets, then lay them out on a plate and squeeze half a lemon over them. Cover with saran and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Blot dry with paper towels just before sautéing them. Use the same pan, just wipe it out and add a tablespoon or two or olive oil – add the fish to the hot oil. When the edges of the fillets were white, I flipped them and poured over the reserved sauce, spreading all the ingredients around well. Only took about 3 minutes each side on the fish. Just before serving, add a couple tablespoons of rinsed capers and another quarter cup of the fresh herbs. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil when serving. The peppers were a wonderful addition to the dish, not hot to bite into but a lingering heat . . . yum yum yum we love hot peppers around here!
Tilapia Provencal with Garden Peppers
And sunflowers! Back to Sunflowers! One more week of the Walter Knoll Florist wholesale sunflower bunch special – 5 stems for $7.50 as well as many of our sunflower bouquets are at special pricing!!
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This is last year’s Chalk Art event, this year it happens on Saturday 9/25
with music provided by Blues Judge!
After a week of bone chilling rain here in St Louis, the clouds parted and we were blessed with a perfect sunny day for the Benton Park Chalk Art Festival. This 11th Annual Chalk Art Exhibit, Competition and Festival in the Benton Park Neighborhood was held in Historic Benton Park at Arsenal Street & Jefferson Avenue on and around the award winning Strolling Bridge. Walter Knoll Florist was pleased to help sponsor the event – Walter Knoll Florist Gift Cards were given to the first 25 paying adults. For $20 each adult entrant got a pair of cotton gloves, a box of brilliant colored chalk and a piece of the sidewalk! Kids were $1 and received free treasure bags. Viewing of course was Free!
Kids are free
Young and old alike got into the act and everyone had a great time.
Even Uncle Rich got into the act - He's just a big kid at heart.
Some folks thought out of the box
At first glance - flowers, second glance - Dog Paws
4th place is this wonderful pyramid image
This one is going to pop out of the sidewalk
Mike poses with his eye in the sky
Image stolen from a TV tray by yours truly
This young fellow was enamored with the buildings in drawing 17 - he did a great job
First Place was this great jack-o-lantern ghost art
by St Louis' own famous local artis Phil Jarvis
Lots of picture taking going on
And somehow I pulled off winning 3rd place!
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Posted by Di in Activities, christmas, custom floral arrangements, decorating ideas, experienced staff, festive, flower arrangement, Flowers Make People Feel Good, Holiday Arrangement, Holiday Gifts, holiday season, poinsettia, walter knoll florist, tags: hand delivered, Holiday, walter knoll florist
I’m ahead of the game this year – hoping to have dozens of knitted gifts to give –
Here are 5 hats I’ve made since mid August or so
I especially like these two, so if you see someone wearing something like this, ask them if Di made that hat!
Cool you say? No, very warm!
Please don’t ask me for the pattern! I figure them out as I go along or I copy a previous pattern from one I have made.
Are you perhaps not so nimble fingered and wondering about holiday gift giving? Walter Knoll Florist can solve that problem! Call us about our holiday corporate gift giving ideas! We’ll have beautiful poinsettias, wreaths (decorated and plain – live and everlasting) as well as a whole line up of holiday floral bouquets! After all, we’re Walter Knoll Florist, Your Personal Florist Since 1883 Call us at 314.352.7575 or toll free at 1-800-341-ROSE (7673) WKF.COM
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We have brought back our Summer Rose Special! Stop into any of our retail locations thru July 15 and pick up a dozen roses at only $12.50!!! These are 12 to 15″ roses and although generally available in red, other colors will also on occasion be available! These are fresh, wrapped loose roses, pick up a dozen in a vase for $29.99! Such a deal! Available for delivery from our website (vased only for deliveries) in 1 dozen, 2 dozen or 3 dozen to a vase. And only at Walter Knoll Florist!
Secure your place on the couch by surprising the little lady with a dozen or more roses!
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We’ve had a very busy week at Walter Knoll Florist, and again this year we gave a WKF gift card away with every Secretaries’ Day arrangement! The give away was so fun last year, we brought it back! We love new customers!
This week hasn’t been all work though, the office staff was treated to an afternoon off to go to the Cardinal/Mets game yesterday…and what a game! There were 20 runs! I’m not much of a sports fan, but I couldn’t say no to a sunny and warm spring day at the ballpark. I surprised myself by getting into watching the game!
Happy Secretaries’ Week to all you assistants out there! I hope your hard work was acknowledged also!
Cardinals Mets April 23, 2009
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Posted by Di in flower row, flowering plants, Garden Center, walter knoll florist, tags: Amorphophallus, carion plant, carrion plant, The power of Flowers, Voodoo Lily, walter knoll florist, walter knoll garden center
Well, the Mr Stinky hoopla is over, the amazing flower is dying back now, no more stinky smells. Soon, the plant will emerge – I’ll post a pic at that time! Thanks for visiting us at the Garden Center!
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We received this wonderful card from the “Look What I Made” Girl Scouts and just had to share . . .
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