The 4 Top Rose Color Trends for Valentine’s

Back in the early 1950’s when Knight’s Flowers started in business in Lake City, just about the only rose color your true love got for Valentine’s was red. A florist might have a few white or pink roses back then, but 60 years later we have kaleidoscope of colors. At Knight’s we carry over ten different rose […]

Dazzling Dahlias

Right now is peak season for dahlias, late summer early fall. These amazing flowers come in an extraordinary range of colors and some dahlia blooms can be huge.  Our dahlias are grown for us by Skyline Flower Growers in California, one of this country’s premier dahlia growers. Dahlias are native to Mexico and are part […]

How I got to become friends with one of the giants in the floral industry-part 2

For most of the history of the floral industry in the United States if you were a retail florist or wholesaler and wanted to know something about the care and handling of cut flowers you usually got it from reading articles in trade publications or a rep from Smither’s-Oasis, Floralife or Chrysal (who were usually […]

How I got to become friends with one of the giants of the flower industry

Last week I attended the PRO Institute in Davis, CA on the care and handling of cut flowers and plants, presented by Dr George Staby, one of the foremost authorities in the history of post harvest care of cut flowers and plants along Dr Michael Reid, who is also a world renowned flower care expert. […]

Facebook Rosy Business Contest

How would you like for your business to have a free rose arrangement? At Knight’s Flowers we think free prizes shouldn’t just be for individuals. Businesses deserve reconition too. Each Friday Knight’s will anounce the start of our Rosy Business contest. The winner will be announced Monday morning. Simply enter your business name in the comments […]

Poinsettias Myths and Care

History and Legend of the Poinsettia Joel Robert Poinsett, who was an amateur botanist and the first ambassador to Mexico, first introduced poinsettias to the United States in 1825. He introduced the plant to the United States when he brought some cuttings to his plantation in Greenwood, South Carolina. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day, […]