The perfect gift to express appreciation to a supportive friend, this arrangement is designed to send the following message: “You are a friend, soothing as the sound of the surf as it crashes upon the sand; a harbor of tranquility in my stormy life. Your friendship embraces me like the salt air with the coolness of the ocean breeze. For you, my special friend, my “mermaid,” my love… a gift.“

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Flowers/materials featured: blue hydrangea, white mini callas, Bombay blue dendrobium orchid blooms, white roses, white ranunculus, Eryngium thistle, hanging amaranthus, variegated pittosporum foliage, palm leaf (Robellinii, woven), assorted beads, decorative wire, seashell and starfish

About the Florist: Robbin Yelverton AAF, AIFD, CF, PFCI

Robbin is co-owner of Blumz…by JRDesigns Floral & Event Professionals in metro Detroit as well as a floral designer and educator with more than 30 years experience. The National Alliance of Floral Associations, Mississippi Florist Association and Michigan Floral Association have all recognized Robbin with Designer of the Year accolades.

As an award-winning designer, Robbin presents educational floral design programs to professionals at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium, regional and state floral trade associations as well as wholesale and retail audiences. He is a member of the American Academy of Floriculture, American Institute of Floral Designers and Professional Floral Communicators-International, and Robbin is a Michigan Certified Florist and a contributing blogger on