COLOR YOUR WORLD
By Rowena Johnson
The colors flowing from a paint bucket is to inspire a person to think in many different directions. Having a variety of different flowers and colors makes this arrangement have the feel of adventure — to think outside the box and try new things.
Flowers and materials featured: Green chrysanthemums, pink ‘Matsumoto’ asters, ‘Gold Factor’ daisy chrysanthemums, bells of Ireland and orange alstroemeria
About the Florist: Rowena Johnson
Ro is lead designer of Rochette’s Florist in Farmville, Va. Her floral design career was inspired while living on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The high school was having its prom and had no florist on base. With no experience, she began creating flowers, realizing and nurturing her floral skills. Upon return to the U.S., she began taking classes at Virginia Beach Vo Tech and gaining experience working with local florists. Her 30 plus year career has included work for Bob Timberlake, Inc., Sandals Resorts and Mays Wholesale to name a few. Designing on a competitive level is new for Ro and she already has a few awards with the Virginia Professional Florist Association. Ro won the Mother’s Day VaseOff! Challenge in May 2013.