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Out & About

Rose of Sharon in the wild


Althea Wiles, Owner/Head Designer

Althea Wiles is a master certified florist who has run Rose of Sharon AR Event Florist for more than 20 years. She specializes in weddings, corporate events, and other occasions requiring expertly designed & beautiful flowers. She’s been featured in media across the web, as well as being a featured artist for Art in Bloom at the prestigious Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Here is a sampling of Althea’s recent appearances:

“I believe that floral design should enhance the beauty of nature, not change it or force it into submission.  That's why every design is an original.”


Flirty Fleurs

Guest blog post on Flirty FleursMaking Changes:: Rose of Sharon moves From Retail to Studio Model

Interview on Flirty Fleurs’ “Fabulous Florist” series: Rose of Sharon Floral Designs, Arkansas

Guest blog post on Flirty FleursEfficiency Elements by Rose of Sharon Floral Designs

Contribution to Flirty Fleurs’ Round-Up of Poinsettia Floral Designs

Contribution to Flirty Fleurs’ Let’s Talk About Pricing - What Would You Charge For This Compote Styled Centerpiece?

Contribution to Flirty Fleurs’ Q&A:: What Advice Would You Give To Aspiring Floral Designers?


Slow Flowers

Interview On Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing: Fifty States of Slow Flowers--Arkansas

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Art in Bloom 2019 Featured Artist: