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Mother's Day at Rose of Sharon

We design for more than just weddings at Rose of Sharon. At Mother’s Day, we work with you to design something perfect for every mom — grandmoms, step-moms, those who are like a mom to you! Flowers are sure to make these wonderful women feel special and loved.

Farm & Garden Grown Collection

Now that spring is in full swing, we’ve brought back our popular FARM & GARDEN GROWN COLLECTION.

We love partnering with local growers to use locally grown, FRESH flowers in our creative, one-of-a-kind designs. Each unique arrangement in this collection is made with at least 75% locally grown items!

The local blooms and foliage change from year to year. For example, last year at this time anemones and ranunculus were perfect and peonies weren’t quite blooming yet. This year, the anemone and ranunculus crops are almost done blooming, but peonies are perfect! No matter what’s in season, local blooms are always perfect for Mother’s Day arrangements.

When you order from our Farm & Garden Collection, you’re supporting TWO local businesses while celebrating Mom: your local flower farmer AND your local floral artist!

We have a wide array of fresh flowers and fresh flower arrangements available — something for every mom! We deliver to Fayetteville, Springdale, Farmington, Greenland, Johnson, Tontitown, and Lowell.

Rose of Sharon is 21!
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April 17, 1998. This was the beginning. The day Rose of Sharon officially began.

In 1998, I designed FOUR weddings. Last year, we designed over 75 weddings and events.

In 1998, I was 24. You can do the math for 2019. :D

In 1998, the internet was barely a thing. In 2019, it’s everything!

In 1998, roses and Stargazer Lilies were popular. In 2019, garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus are my most requested flowers.

I could go on and on and on…21 years means lots and lots of memories, designs, weddings, and events. But instead, I’ll just show you some of my favorite photos from the last 10ish years (because there are no digital photos from 1998!)

Enjoy!

Rose & Orchid compote arrangement designed for Walton Art Center.

Rose & Orchid compote arrangement designed for Walton Art Center.

Tablescape inspired by the movie ‘AVATAR’

Tablescape inspired by the movie ‘AVATAR’

Crescent bouquet with peacock feathers designed for my sister’s wedding

Crescent bouquet with peacock feathers designed for my sister’s wedding

Amazing wedding from 2005!


Through the years, we’ve worked in some absolutely beautiful venues and locations, including (but absolutely NOT limited to):


Our arrangements have ranged from simple to elaborate. We’ve had the chance to design very large weddings, simple elopements, themed events, and corporate receptions. We’ve gotten the chance to work with flowers from all over the world and with flowers grown by local farmers. Our flowers have been in celebrity planes and everyday homes. We’ve given children their first flowers and helped families say goodbye to loved ones.

Finally, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us make it this far!

Oh, and here’s a peackcok we made with orchids….because it was just COOL to make this!

Oh, and here’s a peackcok we made with orchids….because it was just COOL to make this!

Answers to your questions about our upcoming move.

In April of 1998, I started this journey and opened Rose of Sharon. Four years prior, I’d found this wonderful, beautiful and fun world of floral design. I had also known that I wanted to own my own business. And so Rose of Sharon began.

It began as a (very small) home-based business and grew into a full-time (sometimes more than full-time) business with multiple employees. Along the way, Rose of Sharon has had a few homes, including my home, at my parents’ nursery, at Drake Field Airport, and our current retail location in Johnson.

The Johnson shop was somewhat of an experiment. I’ve always loved designing for events (especially weddings). With this location, I was able to spend time deciding if I also loved retail. I’ve found that I really, truly prefer a studio model rather than a retail model for myself and for Rose of Sharon. After six years in our current location, I have decided to let go of my retail location, and return to a studio where I can focus on giving you the personal, individual attention you need to make your special moments shine.

My last day in the shop will be MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19th. I’ll be closed the rest of Thanksgiving week and moving the following week. You can still place your orders with me, and we’ll be fully re-opened at our new location on MONDAY, DECEMBER 3rd.

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I thought you might have some questions about what this mean for you so I’ve included more in-depth information below. If you don’t see the answer to your questions, feel free to email (althea@roseofsharonar.com) or call (479.973.0588) and ask. I’m here to help and plan on continuing the wonderful career of floral design for a very long time!


~Althea


2018 Thanksgiving & Christmas

Can I order a centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table this year?

  • Yes you can. We will be open on Monday, November 19th for delivery and pick-up. But please place your order by Thursday, November 15th so that we can schedule your order. This will be a busy couple of weeks!

Can I order something for Christmas?

  • Of course! Except for Tuesday, November 20th through Sunday, December 2nd, it’s business as usual. :) Place your orders for holiday centerpieces, gifts and poinsettias at any time. We’ll have these items up on the website soon & you can call or email your order before that.

Everyday Occasions

Birthdays. Anniversaries. Hospital stays. New Baby. Etc.

Once you move, can I still order something for everyday occasions?

  • Absolutely! We don’t plan on making any changes to our basic services and we’re here to create beautiful floral designs for whatever occasion you may have in your life.

How do I order for these occasions?

Can I place an order for delivery on the same day?

  • As a studio florist, we keep our perishable product to a minimum and try to bring in flowers that are specifically requested. This ensures you get the freshest product AND flowers that are specifically what you want and like. It’s best to place your order at least 24 hours in advance (more if you have a VERY specific request). If we’re in the shop & if we have the items needed, you can place an order for same-day delivery. Web orders will require 24 hours, so if you need something sooner than that, call or email.

What if I want to pick up my order (rather than have it delivered)?

  • Since we’ll be a design studio, we won’t have regular hours. You will need to contact us to schedule a specific time for picking up your order.

Funeral and Sympathy Flowers

Can I still order flowers to go to a funeral?

  • Of course! We feel that it is very important to include flowers in any memorial service. We will continue servicing all Northwest Arkansas funeral homes and we will continue create meaningful sympathy tributes for you.

Can I still order plants?

  • We will continue to offer both houseplants and mixed garden planters. These can be ordered for sympathy tributes or any other occasion.

How far in advance do I need to order flowers for a funeral?

  • Please place your order 24 to 48 hours in advance. We want to be able to provide exactly what you want and this allows us to do so. (This is not changing from our current policy.)

What if I need to order the casket spray or family pieces?

  • This will be a bit different. In the past, families needing to order flowers for a funeral were able to come in for a personal consultation. We will now schedule a video / phone consultation to discuss your specific requests.

Weddings & Events

What’s new & what’s changed?

  • Pretty much EVERYTHING about our wedding and event services will be exactly the same. The only difference will be that our initial consultation will be by video/phone. We’ve been testing this over the past year & have found that we can share images, discuss details & provide the same in-depth proposal though video/phone as we can in person. In fact, we’ve had several out-of-town clients that have greatly appreciated this service. (If you’re a hands-on type, we can schedule a time to meet in person after your event has been booked.)

I’m looking forward to this new chapter for Rose of Sharon & can’t wait to design something special for your next event…big or small!

~Althea