I'm Alison Bean, the owner and lead designer of Mountain Fern. I create artful floral designs inspired by nature in the mountains of East Tennessee. I've been flowering for three years, and I fall more in love with it every day.
Growing up near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I developed a love for the natural world. When I was little, I was fascinated by wildflowers, rocks, and moss throughout the park. That fascination was inspiration for a small business. Floristry allows me to create artful designs while working with elements from the natural world.
I incorporate locally foraged flowers, foliage, and dried elements into my designs for textural and organic movement. Mountain Fern is also committed to sustainable floristry. I try to limit the use of floral foam, and I compost organic waste produced from flowering.
I am constantly in awe of the amount of character one flower can have. Flowers are a living medium that can completely transform a space and bring so much happiness and beauty with them.