by Chelle Gerhardt
It isn’t easy for mom to find time to herself, and it’s even harder for her to get a chance to relax and unwind. This inspired me to bring a piece of tranquility in the midst of her busy lifestyle. The soothing shades of greens to the calming hues of lavender, you can’t help but get a sense of serenity. The peaceful motion of the woven grasses, the binding of branches, and the fragrance of the flowers all work together to allow mom’s mind to drift into her happy place.
Flowers and materials featured: Dendrobium orchid blossoms, cymbidium orchids, anthuriums, allium, miniature calla lilies, roses, lily grass, monstera leaf, calathea foliage, succulents, Midollino sticks and tree branch
Chelle is lead floral designer and manager at Shirley’s Flowers and Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark. She specializes in weddings and events, and Chelle’s floral designs have appeared in such magazines as At Home in Arkansas, Celebrate Arkansas Magazine, Northwest Arkansas CitiScapes and Arkansas Bride. Chelle won the 2012 Ozark Florist Association’s Design Competition and the 2011 Arkansas Florists Association’s (AFA’s) Design Contest, and she placed third in the AFA’s 2012 Mid America Invitational Cup Competition. She is an accredited Arkansas Master Florist.