Jenna Naylor Temple



Jenna Naylor Temple


I have loved flowers as far back as I can remember. Right after high school, I took a few classes at a local floral school. The instructor there told me the best way to learn was to get a job at a shop, so that's what I did. I didn't know there was such a thing as floral competition, until about 10 years into designing. My friend, Sherry Moon, encouraged me to enter into a local competition and after that I was hooked. I enjoy the challenge and learning new things. I have worked for several different shops and freelanced over the years. In 2012 I purchased a shop with my former boss and business partner, Michael Byrne. It's called Bloom With Jenna and it's located in Grayson, Georgia.


What Is Your Approach To Design?

My approach to competition design is to come up with a solid plan, but be flexible. The principles and elements are always in the forefront of my mind. And I like to practice a wide variety of techniques, so that I have a pool of ideas to fall back on. And finally if I can't define why the product needs to be in the design or how it improves the design, I leave it out.


What Do You Love About Competing?

I love competing because it gives me another opportunity to create beauty. I like the sense of accomplishment from completing something difficult. And I think it's amazing to see what different ideas people can come up with, given the exact same product.


In What Other Notable Competitions Have You Participated?

Metro Atlanta Florists' Association Designer of the Year 2009, 2012
Georgia State Florists' Association Designer of the Year 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019
Georgia State Florist's Association Burton Cup Winner 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019
Mid America Cup Winner 2012, 2014, 2019
Sylvia Cup Winner 2021

Gallery: At Work

Jenna Naylor Temple

Bloom With Jenna

Memories of 2022

The whole experience was so memorable and beautiful that it is hard to choose, but I would have to say my favorite part of the competition was the fashion category. There was a moment, where I was sure it wasn't going to get finished (I'm sure I could have worked on it for several more hours). But I just kept at it and was able to complete it. It was lovely to stand back and appreciate that I had accomplished what I had hoped to. This was also the last category, so there was a general sense of relief that the work was done. It was also great fun at the end of every design session to walk around and appreciate the amazing amount of creativity all in one room. Such a great group of talented designers and wonderful people!